The Hosts

Matt Appleby

Matt was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He has grown up going to the Disney parks his entire life. His first recollections of Disney World were at the very young age of 3 and revolved around going into a large room and listening to a bunch of strange, singing bears. His love for the Country Bears continues to this day and he remains close friends with Big Al in Frontierland. He now spends his vacation time going to the parks with his wife and daughter for weekend getaways, teaching his daughter the Jungle Cruise script in its entirety and that "There's a great big beautiful tomorrow, shining at the end of every day." As a self-proclaimed Disney expert, Matt now works as a licensed travel agent with Travelmation and helps families plan their Disney World, Disneyland, and Disney cruise vacations so they can enjoy the finer things in life like Dole Whips and rocking chairs on Tom Sawyer Island. 

Favorite Rides: Rise of the Resistance, Tower of Terror, Haunted Mansion, Flight of Passage

Favorite Park: Epcot

Favorite Resort: Disney's Polynesian Resort

Favorite Disney Movie: The Lion King

Favorite Disney Affiliate: Star Wars
 

Susie Bryan

Susie was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She spends her days working at a digital marketing agency and dreaming of her next Disney trip, which is never too far away (thank goodness). After her first vacation to Disney during an unseasonably cold Spring Break when she was in third grade, Susie was diagnosed with the Disney Bug. Symptoms include obsessing over mouse ears, a desire to stand in line for an extended period of time for theme park rides, frequently checking for Fastpasses on My Disney Experience, and the overuse of the word “magical.” The Disney Bug has no permanent cure, but research has shown frequent trips to Orlando, watching princess movies, and singing along to unexplainably catchy songs from animated movies are known to alleviate symptoms.  

Susie loves going to Disney with her family, friends, and pets because it’s the perfect place to escape the stresses of adulting. 

Favorite Rides: Rise of the Resistance, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Pirates of the Caribbean, Flight of Passage

Favorite Park: Magic Kingdom

Favorite Resort: Fort Wilderness

Favorite Disney Movie: The Lion King

Favorite Disney Affiliate: Star Wars
 

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