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Aaron DelPrince

Originally from Northeast Ohio and currently living in Central Indiana, Aaron DelPrince (ADP) is a 20 year theme park veteran who often visits the Central Florida attractions with his beautiful wife and daughter Kim & Anna. From dining, attractions, special events, and even runDisney races Aaron covers all aspects of the theme park and resort experience. In his free time Aaron enjoys working out and spending time with his family. You can follow along by friending Aaron on Facebook or reading more articles on our blog. I hope to see you in the parks!

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Latest Post: 8 Great Places to Grab a Snack at Universal Orlando

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Chuck Mirarchi

Originally from Philadelphia and now living in New York City, Chuck has worn many hats including pastry chef, hotel manager and his current position as a publicist. Ever since he was a kid, Chuck had a passion about everything Walt Disney including going on a local Philly quiz show when he was twelve where his area of expertise was Walt Disney. He loves going to see great performers, amazing museums, seeing Broadway shows, eating in all kinds of restaurants and traveling. Chuck's favorite cities to visit are Paris, London, Las Vegas and Turin. He, of course, loves Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

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Latest Post: Book Review: Walt Disney: Drawn from Imagination

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Craig Williams

Associate Producer of the DIS Unplugged. Co-host of the DIS Unplugged: Universal Edition. Grumpy and bitter on a regular basis.

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Latest Post: A Video Tribute to Maelstrom

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Dustin West

I'm the Director of Video and New Media for The DIS and the Producer of The DIS Unplugged. I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011 and promptly moved to Florida. I've been here ever since!

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Jack Burgin

Jack Burgin is an attorney in Tennessee who enjoys Disney Theme Parks, good music, photography, nature, wildlife and, primarily, experiencing all of the above with his family.

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Latest Post: Disney Opposes “Inflammatory” Amended Complaint in DAS Lawsuit

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Mary Jo Mellado Willey

Mary Jo makes her home in the Los Angeles area, close to the ocean and the LAX airport, just 25 miles west of the Disneyland Resort. This makes it convenient for her to visit the original Magic Kingdom quite often. Her favorite attraction is the Pirates of the Caribbean, though these days she also enjoys just going to listen and watch the entertainment throughout the parks, or having a bite to eat with various Disney friends. She grew up going to Disneyland with family and friends who would visit from out-of-town. It seems that in those days it was more common to stay with family and friends rather than go to a hotel when visiting. Her mother also loved Disney, and it was common for visitors to be treated to the sound of the Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade music (really loud) early in the morning on the day they were to visit the Land. Mary Jo has passed this love of Disney to her daughter Kelly, who probably goes more often than her mother. In addition to visiting Disneyland, Mary Jo also enjoys checking out the local scene (there is so much to do in Southern California), camping in Yosemite or Sequoia, and traveling with her two adult children, Nick and Kelly, who currently live with her. Mary Jo is a member of the Disneyland Edition of The DIS Unplugged Podcast, a moderator on the DISneyland forum on the DIS, and is an occasional contributor to the DIS Blog.

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Latest Post: Disneyland’s Mechanical Kingdom Exhibit Opens

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Michael Bowling

Michael lives in the Sacramento Valley of California with his wife, Carol. They have two adult children and one granddaughter who shares her grandfather's love of all things Disney. Michael's passion for all things Disney began during his first visit to Disneyland as a one-year old when some Pixie Dust got into his bloodstream during Tinker Bell's flight over Sleeping Beauty Castle. Since that time he has learned all he could about the Disney magic and shared it freely with his students, family, neighbors, co-workers and pretty much anyone who will listen. Michael and Carol, who are Disneyland annual passholders, D23 members and DVC owners, enjoy spending time at Disneyland and Walt Disney World and have also traveled with Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise Line. When Michael is not at the parks or spending time with his family or in his garden, which is filled with Disney topiaries and statues, you can find him at The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. Michael enjoys reading about Disney history and learning all he can about Walt Disney and those who make the magic happen for all of us. Michael is a Correspondent on the Disneyland Edition of The DIS Unplugged Podcast and is a contributor to the DIS Blog.

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Latest Post: 60 Years of Disneyland – Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin

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Nathaniel Nelson

A native of Rhode Island, Nathaniel Nelson currently lives in Northern Virginia. By day he's a management consultant, bored behind his desk. At night, Nathaniel enjoys coming home and being with his wife and daughter. When he's not chasing his daughter around the house, he enjoys reading about history; being outside; taking his dog, Pongo, for a walk; and planning his next travel adventures (typically, for Disney!)

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Latest Post: Frustrated At Walt Disney World? “LET IT GO”

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Nicole Mancini

Born and raised in New Jersey, Nicole is an avid Disney fan and frequents both Walt Disney World and Disneyland several times each year. Interests include Walt Disney Imagineering, merchandise, dining, backstage tours, and more. You can also find her on The DIS Unplugged forum on DISBoards.com. Be sure to check out Nicole's other articles here on the DIS Blog and follow her on Twitter @DISNikkiBell for regular updates about all things Disney!

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Latest Post: Spooky Halloween Merchandise in Walt Disney World

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Corey Martin

I was born and raised in New Orleans and received my degree from LSU in Graphic Design. I did the WDW College program during the summer of 1997 as a Blizzard Beach Lifeguard. Moved to Orlando immediately after college and started with the DIS shortly after in 2001. I am currently the President of the DIS, including disboards.com and wdwinfo.com, and a founding member of the DIS Unplugged Podcast team. I am the proud father of two beautiful children (Ferris and Finley) and husband to an incredible wife and mother. I have a passion for Art, Design, Technology, Photography, Social Media, and Sushi. Other organizations I am involved in include the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida and the LSU Alumni of Central Florida. Connect with me on facebook | Google+

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Latest Post: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Photography

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Rory Hurren

I am a passionate Disney fan currently living in the London Borough of Sutton in the UK. Apart from planning my next Disney trip or watching a Disney movie, my other main interest is technology. I combine these interests by working as a broadcast support engineer for BSkyB looking after their studios and post-production facilities. I love trying to figure out how things work unveiling the technology behind the magic. You will often finding me reading up all about the latest news and rumours for the Disney Parks and the rest of the entertainment industry. I’m gradually working towards seeing all the Disney Parks around the world, with just the Asian parks left. My series of blogs will be taking a look at all things Disney from a Brit’s perspective.

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Latest Post: A Brit’s Perspective – Finding the Disney Magic back home

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Kathy Werling

Kathy Werling discovered Walt Disney World later than most people but has made up for it. Living close to the theme parks hasn't gotten old yet for her. Kathy is an accomplished photographer and is always out finding new and different things to photograph in the Orlando theme parks. Kathy is also part of the Orlando DIS Unplugged Podcast team.

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Latest Post: ‘Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It!’ Street Party debuts at Magic Kingdom

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Tom Bell

I'm a married, father of one son and Disneyland fan. I'm a Contributing Editor for The DIS and host of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast.

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Latest Post: Disneyland Weekly Update – 10/20/14

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Leah Zanolla

Leah grew up in a little farming town in Illinois, right on the Mississippi River. Her Chicago-born husband, David, left the city for her, and they're now raising their three children (Jacob, Jonah and Lydia) just 12 miles from her hometown. As the Senior Editor of the DIS (wdwinfo.com), Leah spends a lot of time writing about, reading about, and discussing Disney. So, it should come as no surprise that one of her family's favorite ways to spend time is going to Walt Disney World and traveling on Disney Cruise Line. She also enjoys shopping, watching movies with her husband and doing crafts with and for her kids.

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Latest Post: Review: Epcot Gardens of the World Tour

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Pete Werner

I started the DIS (WDWinfo.com and DISboards.com) in June of 1997 and founded Dreams Unlimited Travel (DreamsUnlimitedTravel.com) in November of 1999. I serve as host of the DIS Unplugged podcast (DISUnplugged.com) and I've been a huge Disney fan since my first visit to 'the world' in May of 1991.

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Latest Post: Adventure of the Month – Cities of Knights and Lights

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Nancy Johnson

Podcaster and Blogger for the DIS Unplugged Disneyland Team since 2009, this mom of two and television industry wife has been a Disney fan since her first Walt Disney World trip in 1989. Besides a fascination with Disney company and theme park history, the purchase of DVC in 1993 made Disney a fixture on her family vacation scene. Moving to Los Angeles in 2000 provided an annual pass to Disneyland and a wealth of great opportunities to help folks understand the differences between the Disney parks, as well as how to enjoy the best of what Los Angeles has to offer visitors. Nancy has a unique perspective on Disney from both the business and guest perspectives. Known for seeing the beauty of the "Disney details", no matter how small and potentially insignificant, Nancy also has tips for raising your kids in the theme parks and on Disney Cruise Line and she's not afraid to share them!

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Latest Post: Introducing Disneyland Shopping 201!

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Wayne Toigo

I've worked in the theme park industry off and on since the early '70s. I started with lighting, sound, and I also worked for the original Dancing Waters as a touring fountain show operator. Later, I designed and programmed the water fountain shows for Knott's Berry Farm. Professionally, I work in the computer industry with network based phone systems. I've always flipped between computers and technical theater (someday maybe I will make up my mind). I've been going to Disneyland and Disney World since 1978. I love them both and go as often as I can. The Haunted Mansion and Fantasmic are my two favorites. For me, the Disney Parks are all about the immersion and the story. I love story telling and relating experiences, and hope one day to be a "professional" storyteller.

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Latest Post: Disneyland 101 – Disneyland After Dark

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