As sisters, we love working together and building this wonderful company. We have always been Disney fans (some say obsessed!) and it is amazing to have Disney be a part of our daily lives. Our magical Disney memories started when we took our first trips to Walt Disney World® as children in the 1970s and continue to this day.
During college, Cathy jumped at the opportunity to work at Walt Disney World® when she was accepted into the Disney College Program. It was a dream-come-true to become a Cast Member and work in Frontierland® at the Magic Kingdom®. She still knows all of the lyrics to the SpectroMagic parade by heart!
For two more summers she returned to the Walt Disney World® Resort to intern with the engineering department and she was able to see the behind-the-scenes magic that creates the world we love to visit. It was during this time that plans were being made to turn Cinderella Castle into a pink birthday cake, the BoardWalk Resort was opening its doors and the ground was being broken for a new park they were going to call Disney’s Animal Kingdom®.
For many years, Susan worked as a Television Executive for the Disney Company (ABC Studios). Living in Los Angeles at the time, she loved having the opportunity to visit Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park often. For a person who looked forward to a yearly trip to Walt Disney World® as a child, it was a real treat to be able to visit a Disney Park whenever she wanted. Susan also loves cooking Disney recipes and running. To date, she has completed one Walt Disney World Marathon and four Disneyland Half Marathons. She also loves any Disney-themed Peloton class!
In addition to Walt Disney World® and Disneyland, we have enjoyed Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland, Adventures by Disney vacations and many Disney Cruise Line® sailings.
Today, we live in Austin, Texas with our families. Our kids are also Disney fans, with multiple trips to the Disney Parks and several Disney Cruises under their belts already. They are lucky kids!
We are excited that Universal Vacations and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line has been added to our roster of travel partners as well. We have been very impressed with the quality of Universal and Royal Caribbean vacations and want to share those experiences with our clients. If we didn’t trust them to give you the very best vacation possible, we wouldn’t recommend them to you.
We built Kingdom Planners so that we can help everyone enjoy their special family vacations as much as we enjoy ours!