Monday, July 28, 2014

Disney Avenue Welcomes Ryan Reed

Disney Avenue is very excited to welcome our newest contributing writer Ryan Reed! He has several interesting articles lined up for you and we are thrilled to have Ryan be apart of the Disney Avenue community. Please continue after the page break and allow Ryan to introduce himself...

Hello everyone!  My name is Ryan Reed and I will be the newest contributing writer here at Disney Avenue!   I’m very much looking forward to sharing my love for Disney and some of the knowledge I’ve picked up throughout the years.  Before we can do that, let me tell you a little bit about myself.  I’m 26 years old and grew up in Rochester, New York, which is about an hour east of Buffalo.  I earned a Bachelors of Science in Philosophy from the College at Brockport.  While attending I took part in the Disney College Program and it’s something I’ll never forget.  It gave me an appreciation for Walt Disney World from a completely different angle but I also realized working there wasn’t for me!  I want it to continue to be a place strictly for my enjoyment, not my place of work.  The first time I visited Disney World I was just a few months old and have gone back almost every year since then.  First the attractions kept me wanting to go back year after year, then it was the pure nostalgia it brought to me; now it’s a combination of those two along with my love for its history.  I have such a passion to learn as much as possible about this place and being able to visit it yearly.


            Beyond my Disney obsession, I’m into the typical things a male in his mid 20’s is into.  I’m a die-hard Buffalo Bills fan – I’ve never seen them win a playoff game in my entire life but every year “could be our year!”  I’m also a huge Boston Celtics fan; the game of basketball is my favorite sport hands down.  My dad was always a fan growing up and it eventually led to me being a fan as well.  Between watching most of the games together and traveling to Boston to catch them live, we spend a lot of time bonding over that shared interest.  Over the last few years I have really gotten into the craft beer industry.  It’s a really enjoyable hobby that I share with my closest friends and my girlfriend.  So there you have it: a guy in his mid twenties who loves football, basketball and beer – surprising, right? 


Some quick facts about my favorite things/places in Disney:


Ride: Haunted Mansion


Restaurant: Sanaa


Resort: Port Orleans Riverside


Water Park: Typhoon Lagoon


Snack: Candy Apples


Park: Epcot


I better stop myself now because I can go on-and-on-and-on about Disney, which is a good thing I suppose!  I hope this gave everyone some insight on who I am and what kind of Disney fan I am.  I look forward to sharing my passion with all of you as well as passing on some of my knowledge of Walt Disney World! 
Check back tomorrow for Ryan's first article that I know you're going to like.

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