/ Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Hello WDW Radio readers,

-1My name is Peyton Spear and I am one of the new writers who will be contributing to the blog every week.

I just wanted to introduce myself and give you guys a bit of my background and who I am.

I am currently a student at the University of Mississippi majoring in Journalism with an emphasis in print. With a strong passion for sports, Disney, and writing, I am looking forward to sharing a bit of information with you guys as we go along this journey together.

Growing up in Los Angeles, California, I had the opportunity to visit Disneyland with friends and family visiting about five to eight times a year. What started this Disney passion was a trip I made to Disney World at the age of 5.

My brother, two sisters, mom, and I would fly to Atlanta where we would meet my cousins and aunt before piling into a 15 passenger van headed for Orlando. (Our dads were not invited because our moms would spoil us too much!)

As we all slept in our own row on the massive van, we arrived at Disney World not knowing what to expect. We only heard stories from our parents who had been growing up themselves.

Most of us who have been remember the moment vividly of our first visit to Disney World (or Disneyland). You are overwhelmed by not only the size but also the detail in every thing in front of you.

We heard it was not a carnival but you still have this idea that it could look somewhat like that. Amazed by Magic Kingdom where my first visit was, I was blown away as I entered through the side tunnel on the right to be greeted by the castle as I stared down Main Street.

From that point on, I was hooked.

We made the frequent trip to Disney World in the large van consistently every summer until we all got older and schedules changed. After making my 8th trip to Disney World this past January, I still got the same feeling I did when I made my first visit.

Disney gives me a chance to leave everything behind. It is a place where I can relax and get away from things going on outside the gates. Immediately you are brought into these different worlds where you truly forget you are in Florida or California.

Currently living in Atlanta myself when I am not in school, I plan on making more trips to Disney World when I get the chance, like I was able to do in Los Angeles.

Based on trial and error from the trips I have made to Disney Parks, I hope to bring you guys various tips when entering the parks that I wish I had known about over the years.

Thank you for reading and I look forward to getting feedback and hearing from you guys as we “Adventure Into The World of Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy.”

4 Responses to "Adventure Into The World of Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy: A NEW Feature"

  1. Dan V. says:

    Great to read your first post Peyton, and glad to meet another Disney nut :)

  2. Caitlin Corsello says:

    Great post Peyton, welcome to the team!

  3. Richie says:

    Hi Peyton,
    I look forward to your tips…congrats on your new column.
    -Richie

  4. Fred Aebli says:

    Great post Peyton!!

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