I was hit with the Walt Disney World bug at the age of 13. I took my first trip with my family to the Most Magical Place on Earth and it hit me. “I want to work here someday,” I told my parents. Six years later I was a Cast Member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, making magic for guests each and every day.
I started Ear To There Travel because I wanted to bring a little bit of that Disney magic home to those who were in the planning stages of trips to Disney destinations. I want to make it fun, not intimidating or frustrating! Not only am I a former Walt Disney World Cast Member and Universal Orlando Team Member, but I have what many call an obsession with all things Disney. I’d call it more of a hobby, or a passion…okay, I admit it, it’s an obsession! I’ve done it all: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruises, Adventures By Disney, & more!
As I say on my podcast, it’s my job to take away all of that stress, all of that anxiety, and all of that time that it takes to book a Disney trip (because it takes an awful lot of time), so you can focus on the fun things like having a fantastic time with your family and friends and enjoying the magic!
A Southern California native, I have been a Disney kid for as long as I can remember. When I was 3, my family started a tradition of going to Disneyland once a year. At 4, I saw my first movie in the theaters: “The Little Mermaid.” At 6, I rode Big Thunder Mountain – my first “big girl” roller coaster!
When my family moved to Georgia when I was 7, my biggest reservation was how far we’d be from Disneyland for our annual trip.
“Don’t worry,” my dad told me. “If you like Land, you’ll love World.”
He was right. (I have the Annual Passes, D23 Expo tickets, and runDisney bibs to prove it!)
While I am sprinkled in pixie dust like so many of my fellow Disney compatriots, I also understand that not every member of a family on a Disney vacation will be as into the magic as the rest.
I’m here to help every member of your family enjoy their Disney vacation by using my time-, money-, and patience-saving tips and tricks to help you plan fun days in the parks, enjoy exceptional experiences that appeal to even the least magical of your party, and share incredible memories that will last a lifetime.
(If I can get my unDisney hubby to enjoy a day in the Florida heat, I’m sure I can help you too!)
Whether you are lifelong annual trippers or are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime family getaway, I can’t wait to help you plan a magical vacation for everyone in your family.
My name is Kim, and I love to travel – especially with my family. My husband and I loved visiting Disney when we were dating and now we can’t get enough of sharing the magic with our 6 year old daughter and our almost 4 year old boy/girl twins. We have been taking our children to Disney since they were infants.
I have had several opportunities to travel to some really wonderful places; Pebble Beach, Monte Carlo, Hawaii, Italy, France, Mexico and many others. The one thing I have learned in my travels is that no one does it like Disney. I have been to Disney World many times, on Disney Cruises and to Disneyland. What other place can children and adults of all ages come together and have the times of their life! That’s what I want to create for you – a magical trip! I love working with first timers & families of small children.
I want to take the fear of planning out of your mind and plan the trip you dream of. Something that is very important to me when planning a trip is the attention to details.
I will listen to your ideas and help you customize your itinerary to suit everyone in your travel party.
The best part about memories is making them. I want to be the person to help you make wonderful memories. There is no charge to you for my service so don’t hesitate to ask questions or get a quote.
I am here to help!