The Magic Behind the “Company”- Getting to know Kelly

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About Me:
The Magic Behind the "Company"- Getting to know Kelly


Where do you live?

1675 N Buena Vista Dr. Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 AKA: Actionville

How long have you been with Chip and Company?

Appx 6 Mths.

What topics do you write about?

Art, Art History and Architecture.

Favorite C&C Writer?

Chris, George, and of course, Chip

Do you have a Blog or Website?

Pixie Dust and Poisoned Apples

What do you talk about there?

It started as a way for me to rant about the crazy stuff I saw parents doing to their kids in the name of “fun”. Then I started including some awesome stuff I saw parents and kids enjoying together. Now, I mostly re-post my Chip and Co articles until Crew season is over (I coach rowing, it takes up all my time.).

Have a Facebook Page or Twitter?

Favorite Disney Website other than Chip and Company?

Innermouse (I’m NDW #61!!)

What % of your clothes and house is decorated with Disney Gear?

I’d say half of it. Easily half. At the very least.

Chip or Dale?

Chip. Dale is too goofy. And not that Goofy is a bad thing, but still.

About the Parks:

What’s you Favorite Disney Park?

Epcot. Pshaw.

How many Times have you been to the Disney Parks?

Minimum average is now up to about 6xs annually since I was 3. So, easily more than 100.

What’s your First Disney Memory?

I was at Epcot Center on opening day, way back in 1982. There were all sorts of festivities, and pins and smiles. It was the first time I had ever seen “Jumping water” and cavemen blowing on their feet and a huge golfball called “Spaceship Earth”. I was hooked and still am!

What is your favorite Ride, Show, and Event?

Ride: Toss-up between Soarin’ and Spaceship Earth.

Show: Mainstreet Electrical Light Parade or Candlelight Processional


Where is your favorite place to get your grub on?

Food and Wine Fest, but if you’re asking me for faves: 50’s Prime-time, Liberty Tree, Rose & Crown and Yak & Yeti.

What’s your favorite snack?

Cinnamon Glazed Almonds, Napoleons and Dole Whips.

You have the whole park to yourself tell us what park it would be and plan of attack?

To myself? That’s no fun. I like people watching as much as I do the rides.

Least Favorite Disney Ride or Attractions?

The “Under New Management” Tiki Room, Nemo and Friends version of “The Living Seas”.

Whats missing from the Parks?

A new one. I’m still waiting for my call from someone in Show Writing at Imagineering. I’ll let you know how that goes.

Which thing do you wish Disney would bring back?

Horizons, World of Motion, Kitchen Cabaret, People that give a crap about the Disney Brand. There are only so many Cast Members that can work at The Haunted Mansion.

What do you bring to the park with you?

My wallet, Key, Sunscreen, Gum and iPhone.

Do you fly, drive or take a Magic Carpet to the Disney Parks?


What’s your most and least favorite Disney character and why?

Most: Tigger. Least: Donald. (He’s got some major anger management issues.)

Dining Plan, OOP, or Bring Food with you?

Combination of Dining Plan and Bringing Food. (We bring breakfast items and snacks for the resort.)

To ADR or Not to ADR?

Always make reservations ahead of schedule. It’s the only way we do things.

Events at the park that cost extra: good idea or should be included with park admission?

I could play devil’s advocate, but my greedy side says that it should be included and my Disney side says that a good time should be part of any holiday regardless of a family’s budget.

When is your next trip to WDW or DL?

March 25th!!!

Everything Else Disney:

What is your favorite Disney Movie?

Live action: Mary Poppins, Swiss Family Robinson or Bed knobs and Broomsticks. Animated: Donald in Mathmagic Land, Fantasia/ Fantasia 2000, Up.

Do you do any Disney Collections?

Snow Globes, until my mom kinda accidentally broke most of them. So now, vintage T’s.

Have you been on a Disney Cruise or Adventures by Disney?

Not yet.

Ever been to DLRP or TDL?

Nope. Again, not yet.

Finally what does Disney Mean to you?

It is the place where my family came together for most all of our holidays. Disney created the songs that I hum while driving in rush-hour, coaching my athletes, teaching my students. It is the place that I first went with my grand-dah and it is one of the only memories I have of him. It’s how I learned that kindness is universal and that everyone has a dream for a better tomorrow. I’ve seen kids and adults alike share in the wonder of the parks and the merriment of the environment. Disney allows me to hope, dream, wonder and create. 😀

The Magic Behind the "Company"- Getting to know Kelly

The Magic Behind the "Company"- Getting to know Kelly


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