Growing up my grandpa called me “Laura Pooh”. “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” was my favorite movie, I’d watch it every night before bed or ask to read the story book, I loved Winnie the Pooh. I’ve always been a Disney fan growing up and said I’d work for Disney one day and I’d likely get married at the park. Family and friends thought it was a strange obsession, but they quickly saw my passion was more than a hobby. Throughout school, I frequently visited my local Disney Store asking for a job and finally got hired the day after Christmas on my 18th birthday. After my first semester in college, a Walt Disney World college recruiter came to my school looking for students to work on their internship and that was it for me. I took off to work in Walt Disney World in the fall of 2002 and my parents didn’t think I’d ever go back home! With little hesitation to help fulfill my dream, my grandpa quickly offered to drive me to Orlando to drop me off and help me settle in. Throughout my college program I had many unique opportunities to meet Mickey Mouse and he quickly became my favorite character. Upon completion of the program I went back to school as a campus representative for Walt Disney World College Program and continued to promote the internship as well as headed up the Walt Disney World College Program Alumni Association on campus. When I graduated college I had an opportunity to work with the Disney Fairytale Weddings team after graduation. Through I wasn’t able to accept the offer at the time, I did get the opportunity to work with the weddings team personally many years later as a Disney bride. I was engaged on the Disney Wonder on the 14night Panama Canal sailing in November 2015 and got married in Epcot on November 18, 2016, on Mickey Mouse’s birthday. Truly a fairytale wedding hosted in Italy Pavilion with Cinderella’s carriage and horse transportation, wedding rings were delivered in a glass slipper and Mickey and Minnie Mouse special guests at the reception, it was a dream come true.
I have a passion for Disney and visit the parks often and enjoy planning my clients’ vacations as though they are my own. No matter how many times I visit, I still cry when I see Mickey Mouse and get goose bumps watching fireworks in front of Cinderella’s Castle, the magic never goes away. I visit Walt Disney World every year for my birthday and last year my grandpa called to ask “Laura Pooh, are you ever going to grow up and get tired of Disney?” I simply said “nope!” and we laughed. Some of the best memories are Disney memories and I’m happy to help you celebrate and make yours magical. I’ve been with Mouseketrips since August 2010 and absolutely love what I do.