Hi – I’m Christine, your Disney World expert!

Are you overwhelmed by the idea of planning a Disney World vacation? Just looking around for some great Disney World information? Or are you considering a trip to one of Disney’s international destinations like Disneyland Paris?

If you nodded your head yes to any of the above questions, you are in the right place!

As a Walt Disney World annual pass holder and expert in all things Disney World, I know that navigating Disney can be tough. I’ve done it for years and want to help you realize your dream of going there. too. C’mon….let’s do this together!

Hi, my name is Christine Zelina.

As a proud holder of annual passes and a seasoned visitor who’s made the pilgrimage to Disney World too many times to count, I am an expert in uncovering all the hidden gems and creating the most memorable experiences, no matter the season. My daughter and I venture down to this wonderland five times a year, soaking in the new adventures each visit brings.

From the grandeur of the Disney World Resort hotels to the cozy charm of various offsite retreats, I’ve experienced it all. Each stay adds a new layer to my comprehensive Disney World knowledge, which I’m thrilled to share with you. Whether you’re curious about the fantasy at the Magic Kingdom or the global allure of Epcot, I’ve navigated these parks at every stage of life – solo, with a baby in tow, managing a wandering toddler, and now cherishing the awe in my pre-teen’s eyes.

If you have dreamt of taking your child to Disney (whether that’s Disney World, Disneyland or a Disney Cruise), you will find plenty of tips and suggestions!

I am a Disney World annual pass holder and have visited Disney in Orlando more times than I remember. I know it can be intimidating, but that’s where I come in. Let me use my passion to help you navigate the ins and outs of your Disney vacation.

My viewpoint is unique because I live in Ohio. Therefore, I travel to Disney World 4-5 times per year. And I stay in hotels both on Disney property as well as offsite. So I have the specific knowledge you need when planning your Disney World trip.

My goal is to visit all the Disneylands around the world. I only have one to go! My favorite Disneyland is outside of Paris and I’ve been there several times. Tokyo Disneyland was amazingly clean, but so far, it’s been my least favorite. Mostly because they don’t have any type of Fastpass or Genie system in place (except for 2 rides). We loved Hong Kong Disneyland, but it’s only one park, so it’s not really a destination to plan an entire trip around. Although I would love to see the new Frozen land!

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Disney Parks I’ve been to:

➡️ While some people feel bombarded with all the Disney rules, I love navigating through them and helping others do the same. Disney’s Genie Plus system? So confusing, but I have you covered! Best hotels? There are so many you can’t go wrong with. ✨🙋🏻

So whether you’re a first-timer with a stroller in hand or a Disney veteran seeking new thrills, I’m here to share my treasure trove of tips, tricks, and tales. Let me be your compass to navigate this vast, joyful world.

Join me, and let’s make your Disney dreams an unforgettable reality.


I caught the travel bug at a young age as I was lucky enough to travel internationally to Europe twice while I was in high school. Boy was I hooked.

The cobblestone streets, the history, the cafes… all of it just beckons to me. So much so that I want to move to Europe, if even for a year.

But, my heart is with Disney, too!

I started collecting princess items before I was even pregnant. Who knows what I would have done with them if I had a boy?

There is something about Disney that draws me back again and again. I think, in a sense, it is a real Fantasyland. A place to escape. My daughter and I visit Disney 4-5 times a year. It holds a special place in my heart and one we can truly enjoy together.

Let my years of experience going to Disney World as a family help you enjoy it as well.

Truthfully, I could not travel to all of these places if it wasn’t for travel hacking. Miles and points have been a part of my life since the late 90’s. Although I don’t write much about the credit card game of collecting miles and points, it’s how we can afford to travel so often. It’s how I do Disney on a budget so often. Miles and points afford me the opportunity to travel to places I otherwise could only dream of such as Asia.

My husband, Kevin, enjoys travel almost as much as I do.  He willingly lets me plan our trips and jokes that he is there just to carry the luggage and kill bugs. Well, someone has to do it…

Want to get started? These are my Disney favorite posts!

I’ve been interviewed on a couple of podcasts, too. Check them out:

I’ve also expertly managed using miles and points for some incredible European and Asian vacations. We’ve been to both Italy and Austria four times as well as visited France six times. Yep, here’s the breakdown of where we have been:

Austria: Vienna (my favorite vacation destination ever), Salzburg

Italy: Milan, Rome, Sorrento, Venice, Florence, Lake Como

France: Paris, Nice, Disneyland Paris

Japan: Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto


Indonesia: Bali

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Some of my favorite places