What’s behind our smiling faces? A team of amazingly talented individuals with years of collective experience traveling and cruising. These folks combed through our manuscript checking for omissions, errors, and ways we could improve this guidebook for you. In many cases, our peer reviewers have reviewed multiple editions of this guidebook to ensure accuracy and readability for you! Many thanks to our peer reviewers!
Beth Anistrankilives in Pittsburgh, PA and is the mother of two adult sons. She has been going to Walt Disney World several times a year since its opening, and has been a Disney Vacation Club member since 1998. As a Platinum Disney cruiser, she has sailed on all four ships, for a total of 25 Disney cruises.
Dawn Edwards is mom to two with a busy family who loves Disney. They started traveling to the Disney parks when the kids were babies and they've grown up experiencing the Disney theme parks and Disney cruises. Their favorite part of Disney cruising is getting to combine a relaxing vacation with their love of Disney.
Karen Ellisis a retired educator from Mesa, Arizona. She loves to travel with her husband Doug, attend Disney history events, and play with her two grandchildren. She and Doug are Disney Platinum cruisers having visited the Baltic, British Isles, Panama Canal, West Coast, Alaska, Caribbean and Bahamas. They have also been on two Adventures By Disney and attended many Disney fan events. In her spare time, Karen likes to paint, read, knit, sew and do any number of crafty things. They have three more Disney trips coming up and are looking forward to many more!
Ginger Jabouris a retired Air Force colonel, Assistant Scoutmaster, volunteer tutor, and former tv reporter. She is the co-author of PassPorter's Disneyland Resort and Southern California Attractions guidebook. She enjoys wrangling more Disney visits, scrapbooking, teaching, photography, beaches, and working with Scouts (camping she just tolerates). She lives in Beavercreek, Ohio, with husband, Jay, and sons, Matt and Mark, and is looking forward to becoming a "snowbird" in mid-2017. Anna is her hero.
Lori Ketchersideis a Texan, wife, mother of two oceaneers, homeschooler and Mouseketeer! When she's not busy planning magical vacations as a Disney Travel specialist with Looking Glass Travel, she blogs about cruising, homeschooling, and all things Disney at http://www.adventurermom.com.
Jill Laperleis from Worcester, MA. Her Disney addiction started with my first trip in 1978 and has only increased. She is a busy wife and mom of two boys. She helps friends plan Disney trips whenever she can, just for fun. She is also a D23 Charter Member, a DVC Member, a Castaway Club Member, and she recently completed her first runDisney event.
Cam Matthews, after approximately 50 years of wishing on a star, finally made her first visit to Disneyland this past October 2015. She was initially afraid it wouldn't hold the magic of Disney World, but within moments of setting foot on Disney property in California, she was in love with the original park, and sensed the magic that was truly Walt's design. She is already plotting and planning for that next trip.
Sarah Mudd fell in love with Disneyland at a very young age, having grown up about 88 miles south in San Diego. Now living in Central Texas, she is a tiny bit closer to Walt Disney World but holds a very special place in her heart for Walt's original park. She is always planning her family's next Disney trip. When not planning her own family's trips, she is a travel planner with Ears To You Travel, a PassPorter message board Guide, and a busy mom of a 15-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son!
Cheryl Pendryis the author ofPassPorter’s Disney Vacation Club GuideandPassPorter’s Walt Disney World for British Holidaymakers. She and her husband Mark have taken a number of Disney cruises around the Caribbean, western and eastern Mediterranean, and Alaska, cruising on all four ships. They have also visited the Norwegian fjords and the Baltic with other cruise lines.
Dotti Saroufimtraveled with her family on what was to be their "one and only" Disney vacation in 1992. She has since been on 16 Disney cruises, seven Adventure by Disney trips and has visited the parks over 60 times! Dotti is a Travel Specialist with The Magic for Less Travel, and you can find her blog at http://www.adventuresbydotti.com. Dotti also contributed the information on Tallinn, Estonia in our ports of call section.
Suzanne Sevier loves Tinker Bell.
Tracy Vollmers loves to cruise!
Amy Moore Wear is a Canadian featured columnist for the PassPorter newsletter and Travel Planner with Click The Mouse.ca. With her background as a former Occupational Therapist, Amy's passion is special needs travel planning. Amy and her family are hooked on Disney vacations on both land and sea.