Born in San Diego, I first visited Disneyland in 1969 before my first birthday. Frequent trips with family throughout the years, including memorable visits during the 25th and 30th anniversaries led to a Disney obsession during my college years.
In 1987, I started school at Biola University and purchased an annual pass for $99 (and it included no blackout dates and free parking), armed myself with $100 in Disney Dollars, and proceeded to go a minimum of three days a week for the next five years. When I had no money to do anything else, I could always go to Disneyland.
I went to work for Disney Store in 1993 and began going more regularly, with trips for the 40th, 41st, and 42nd birthday of Disneyland as well as getting married there (in the original gazebo where the current ESPN zone now sits) after meeting my wife when she went to work for Disney as well. In 1999 I toured the park with the Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith as well as featured in a mini parade down Main Street, USA, as a Disney Store National Trivia Competition finalist. We took all four kids to Disneyland on their 3rd birthdays and planned our annual summer road trips to include at least one day at the park.
In 2012, my amazing wife went back to work for Disney Store, unleashing a new era of Disneyland adventures with our four kids, ages 16 to 6 years old. We have done everything we can think of to save money, create memories, and have a blast. We are passionate about the wonderful world of Disney, and we can’t wait to share it with you!