Hello, friends! I am Hannah and I am so excited to be part of the ConciEARS team as an official Disney Travel Planner! I am a wife, mom to two littles, Pacific Northwesterner, and military member whose Disney story doesn’t go back as far as you might think.
While I was raised on Disney VHS tapes (one of my earliest memories being watching Lion King in the back of my mom’s classroom while she was actively teaching) and Radio Disney – my first visit to a Disney Park wasn’t until late 2021! After a deployment, my husband and I booked a Walt Disney World vacation with 16 other members of our extended family for our family of four and I had NO idea what we were getting ourselves into! After one week of being at the Most Magical Place on Earth, it changed the trajectory of our life.
First, it altered all of my fandom focus and I quickly became addicted to the Disney Parks. At the time, we were living in Las Vegas with only a four-hour drive between me and Disneyland. By April of 2022, I had become a Magic Key Holder and was visiting Disneyland monthly. By September of that same year, I started the ‘Learning the Magic’ podcast to dive into all things Disney and Disneyland to help others plan, learn, and discover all there is to know about Disneyland and the Walt Disney Company! My friend circle has expanded significantly from the Disney community, and I fall in love with Disney over and over again – whether I’m traveling solo, just with my husband, or with our family! On my spare time I’m researching Walt Disney’s mastermind to become more in-tune and knowledgeable about the Parks I am so deeply in love with.
Secondly, and probably the most important change to my life, is how our vacation impacted our family of four. After a week staying at Disney’s Carribean Beach Resort, our mindset on our family completely shifted. My husband, Austin, and I realized how much better parents we were at Disney and we now ask each other daily if we are being Disney Parents – what we have self-described as being fun, loving, and kind with our two littles. Our big family vacation made us reframe how we parent and how we want every day with our two kids to feel magical. Through this trip, we also realized how important our extended family is to us and helped us to set our sights to being closer to being back home in the Pacific Northwest. Spoiler alert – from this trip, we have been blessed to have been relocated through the military back to where I grew up in June 2023, driving distance to both sides of our family!
Disney has changed my life. It has changed my family’s life. It holds a special place in each of our hearts and it is such an amazing blessing to be able to now share that love and magic with you all in planning your future Disney Park vacations! In my experience with traveling to the Parks solo, with little kids, and BIG groups, I have so many tips for hitting all your ‘must-do’s, while also fitting a budget (or not!), to create the most memorable trip! I cannot WAIT to be your Disney Concierge on the path to what could be a life-changing vacation!
You can find me on Instagram @hannahlearningthemagic to watch all my Disney shenanigans, expert tips, and adventures (like riding ALL the Disneyland Resort ride attractions in ONE day)! I can’t wait to meet you!
Contact Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org.