My name is Amber and I’m a stay-at-home mom from southwestern Pennsylvania. In addition to being a full time mom, I am earning a degree in travel and tourism. I love baking with my daughter and taking the kids to fun places like the park and zoo. Some of my hobbies are taking photographs of my family and making scrapbooks to preserve our memories. During football season, I enjoy watching games with my husband – especially the Pittsburgh Steelers! Every evening, I like to hop on the Internet and chat with other Disney fans and read the latest Disney news. Planning my family’s Disney vacations is always so much fun. I love spreading the magic by getting others excited for their trips, too!
About My Family: My husband, Levi, and I have two wonderful children. Our daughter is three and our son is eight months old. My husband is a chef, and other than the rides, his favorite part of vacationing at Disney World is enjoying all of the unique dining experiences it offers. My daughter is a true princess and can be found wearing a ball gown and tiara on any given day. She loves when we read books and watch Disney movies – her current favorite is Cinderella. I was pregnant with my son during our last trip, and we bought him his first set of personalized mouse ears in preparation for his first “official” visit. I can’t wait for him to wear them and to meet Mickey in-person! Our family is very close and we love spending time together whenever we can!
About My Disney Experience: The thing that I love most about Disney is that they have something for everyone and no two trips are ever the same. I have traveled to Disney by car, bus, plane and auto train. I have been to Disney with and without kids and while pregnant. My experiences have run the gamut, from riding all of the rides to skipping the thrill rides and seeking out cool places to rest my feet. We have enjoyed leisurely meals in nice restaurants and the excitement and fun of character dining. I usually begin planning our next trip while we are still on vacation! I love doing research on ways to maximize our time so that we can fit in everything we want to do without feeling rushed. I enjoy reading all of the guidebooks and Disney fan sites to get information. I hope to share my knowledge and experience with others so they can have magical vacations with their families, too.
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I have heard of the extra magic hours and am rather confused. I have heard that you have to pay for it and that you have to win it and that it doesn't exist! Could you please tell me what it is and if you have to pay for it and if it even exists! Thanks!:)
- Asked by Jill from WA on 12/29/2008
Extra magic hours are one of the benefits of staying at a Disney resort. Every day one of the theme parks will open one hour early or stay open up to three hours past the normal closing times - just for Disney resort guests. This is a... read more
- Answered by Amber V., PA
I just read a question about the Jedi Training Academy. I was unaware of this. Please tell me everything as I have a 6 year old who is Star Wars crazy. We are visiting Feb 1 - Feb. 8, 09. Thanks.
- Asked by Sharon from IL on 12/28/2008
Hi Sharon! The Jedi Training Academy is a live show located near Star Tours in Disney's Hollywood Studios. There are usually several shows a day, in which Jedi Masters will choose volunteers ages 4-12, from the audience to learn how to wield a... read more
- Answered by Amber V., PA