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Introducing Kristin Ford

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I'm new to AllEars, but I'm not new to the Disney experience. My love of The Mouse began, like so many others', with childhood family vacations to Walt Disney World. In 1979, I stayed at the Contemporary; rode the monorail to the only Disney World theme park, the Magic Kingdom; swam at River Country; and visited Discovery Island. I still miss The Skyway cable cars and Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. At the same time, I'm excited to see the Fantasyland Expansion begin its rollout this year.

Some of you may recognize me as the former A Mom and The Mouse, my name when I blogged about all aspects of The Walt Disney Co. for the Orlando Sentinel. I also was a member of the newspaper's Theme Park Rangers blog team and the Visitor Guide editor for years before TheDailyDisney.com launched. I have been a journalist for almost 20 years.

As an Orlando local, I visit the Disney parks often with my husband and two elementary-school-age children. We have been fortunate to experience two Disney cruises onboard the Wonder and the Dream in the last couple years. After those experiences, my nine-year-old son announced he plans to be a Disney Cruise Line captain one day. My seven-year-old daughter alternates between wanting to be a mermaid like Ariel, her favorite Disney princess, and a dolphin trainer.

During my time covering Disney, one of the most amazing things I have discovered is how welcoming, passionate and knowledgeable members of the fan community are. I have had a wonderful time getting to know so many people and hope to meet even more in my new role at AllEars. I will be blogging on a regular basis at AllEars, writing feature articles for the weekly newsletter and also working behind the scenes.

Please come and say hello on Twitter @Kristin_B_Ford and at @AllEarsNet!

The previous post in this blog was Disney Fun With Your Pets.

The next post in this blog is Disney World to enforce return times for FastPasses in March.

Comments (15)

Linda Eckwerth:

Welcome! Looking forward to your blogs and articles.

Heidi:

Yeah! Can't wait to read what you write. Welcome and have a great time writing and know that we can't wait to read your great articles.

Tammi:

Welcome to All Ears. I look forward to getting to know you through AllEars. Believe it or not, though I live in Ohio, I read the Orlando Sentinel (well, glance over really) everyday at work during my lunchtime, so yes, your face is familiar! I'm always wanting to get the scoop on any breaking news - so I figure the sentinel is the place to start (and a small group of us challenge each other with the crossword everyday, lol). Anyway - I hope you enjoy your stay with All Ears - the people yhere, well they really are fantastic people.

thomas mangano:

We"ll look forward to read your blog, and meet at an allears meets good luck and have fun
tom

lisa z:

Welcome Kristin! I have read some of your articles from the online Orlando Sentinel and look forward to your contributions here.

Cheers!

Lisa

cathy mullen:

Welcome to Allears Kristin,
I have seen your blogs in the online Orlando Sentinel too and I'm looking forward to your blogs here at allears. It is a wonderful place here and I'm one of the older visitors since I have been coming here since 1996!

Kameo Crea:

Welcome! I love Allears so much and I think you will be a wonderful addition!

Ron Stalsbergronald Jr:

Welcome to allears. I'm looking forward to reading your blogs.

Suzanne:

Hi Kristin!
Welcome!! As a faithfull reader for years I'm looking forward to reading your blogs! I've just started getting the courage to post on-line! Best of Luck to you!

Deena:

Welcome, so excited to read your future posts!

Christine Ascoli:

Welcome Kristin! Thank you for joining the Allears gang! I look forward to reading your blog, i know it will be fantastic!

SharonBivens:

Can't wait to put my park hopper passes to good use through your recommendations.

Autumn:

I can't imagine how awesome it must be to get to explore Disney and write about it for a living. I also miss the cable cars, but I say good riddance to River Country. Looking forward to your blogs. Congratulations!

Lori:

Welcome Kristin....looking forward to your blogs. I can't read enough about my "happy place!"

Johnny:

Hi Kristin.... Welcome to AllEars!
I look forward to reading your blogs.

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