Hi, I’m Grace, the editor, writer, and Disney-lover behind Pixie Dust and Passports!
Since I was a little girl, I’ve been enamored with all things Disney. From my very first Disneyland trip at the ripe old age of four, I’ve loved the colors, sounds, and general atmosphere at the Disney parks. Since then, I’ve aimed to visit the parks as much as possible, with my boyfriend now being my willing Disney companion!
I travel as much as I can, but also have other strings to my bow. As a Musical Theatre performer and trained singer, I’ve got a huge place in my heart for the arts. Though it may not fit in everywhere, my large personality certainly lends itself to Disney’s encouragement to be yourself!
Disney has always been an amazing escape for me, whether that be via a sing-along session with my big sister as we grew up or through watching some of Disney’s nostalgic movies.
Whilst my attempts at the high note in The Bells of Notre Dame have improved with age, I can say that my passion for Disney’s storytelling remains the same!
Why do you love Disney?
I’m sure many fans can attest to this, but Disney and its parks simply have a way of making you feel outside of ‘normal life’. Sometimes, life can be stressful and hard-hitting, and it can be extremely comforting to have a place to go to or a film to fall back on that has magic at its core.
Disney doesn’t gloss over difficult matters (I say as I remember bawling my eyes out to Pixar’s Inside Out, realizing that happiness cannot exist without sad moments too), but does always leave us with an extremely uplifting message that when you follow your heart, miracles may just happen.
I genuinely believe that whether you’re chasing a dream, struggling with your career or simply need a break from the hum-drum nature of the day-to-day grind, there’s sometimes no better way to get through than blasting The Lion King’s Circle of Life.
So, what will I find here?
In this blog, you’ll find a mixture of things. Though it will function as a tell-all guide to the Disney Parks, Cruises, and Disney entertainment, you’ll also find tips and tricks that will enable you to save money and make your life easier when it comes to Disney!
Whether you’re planning that long-awaited trip to Disney World or just want to know what may pique your interest on Disney+, you’ll find all you need to know on this little site.
Why did you start this blog?
I honestly find the internet overwhelming at times. Don’t get me wrong- it’s a phenomenal resource that I’ve loved since I was gifted my first pink Dell laptop back in the day!
However, there’s simply so much information out there, and when you’re looking for something specific, you may find yourself trawling through to find exactly what you’re after.
When I looked to take my first Disneyland trip that wasn’t planned by amazing travel-mad dad, I found myself absolutely snowed-under with things I might want to do, hotels I could stay in and which dining plan I should select.
Over time, I whittled my options down, but I searched so many websites in my planning that I honestly wasn’t sure that I had the best possible trip planned.
So, to make life easier for fellow Disney lovers, I thought I’d try to compile a great site that served as a guide to Disneyland that aims to help YOU!
With insider tips, detailed discussions of your options and practical information that will aid your planning, hopefully that ideal itinerary will be one step closer.
Also, as you may have guessed, I simply love Disney and writing about it was a way to get my passion on a page for times when I couldn’t be at the parks myself! So, I hope you enjoy the information you read here, and that it adds just a little bit of pixie dust to your day!