MickeyTravels Agent Virtual Meet & Greet with Kim Minardi
MickeyTravels is excited to bring back The MickeyTravels Agent Virtual Meet & Greet! We will feature a different MickeyTravels agent on a regular basis. We’re proud to have the best Disney Travel agents in the world as part of our MickeyTravels team and this will allow you to get to know them even better. Today the spotlight shines on Kim Mindarid from the USA!
Name: Kim Minardi
Where are you from? I am originally from Northeast Philadelphia and South Jersey, but we are a Military Family so our home is wherever Uncle Same takes us 🙂
First memory of Disney? My first memory that involves Disney would be going to see my first movie in the theater with my aunt; we saw The Little Mermaid, and that is when my adoration for Disney first transpired.
What makes Disney MAGICAL in your eyes? In my eyes everything about Disney is Magical. It is a place that your dreams really do come true. I have always been a Disney lover, but seeing how my 4-year-old daughter loves it just as much as I do is simply priceless! I truly experienced Disney magic after taking my daughter to Walt Disney world when she was about 18 months old. The way her face lit up watching the Wishes nighttime spectacular show and fireworks were truly priceless. It was my most magical memory that I will treasure forever.
Favorite Disney destination and why? The Walt Disney World in Florida! It has become my second home, and a place for my daughter and I to live out our dreams. With my husband being in the service it is tough for him to have the time to take a vacation, so my daughter and I go as often as we can and it has become “our special place”. It’s a place where fantasy become reality!
Favorite Disney Character and why? This is a tough one because I seriously love them all, but my all-time favorite would be Goofy.
Favorite Disney Attraction and why? I love Peter Pan! It is my favorite due to the story that lies behind it about a boy who lived in a place where children never grow up and they stay young by using their imagination. This is exactly why Walt Disney created these Magical places. He wanted people to come to a place where they can bring out their inner child and let their imagination run wild. “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.”—Walt Disney
Favorite Disney Resort and why? My favorite resort would be Pop Century. I have stayed at all level of resort but my second “home” would be this resort. The atmosphere is so lively and fun, and just the ambience of the hotel is the most Disney in my opinion.
Favorite Disney Restaurant and why? Akershus in Epcot would be my favorite due to it having all of the Princesses. Having a 4 year old who is obsessed with Princess and this restaurant is the best character interaction that I have been to.
Favorite Disney Quick Service Restaurant and why? Pinocchio Village Haus is my favorite quick service restaurant for two reasons, the first being I love their Caprese Pizza, and 2 because you can look out the window and see it’s a Small World.
3 Disney characters you’d like to have dinner with and why? Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Minnie because they are the originals and I just love them all.
Favorite Disney snack and why? The bagged popcorn that are at the resorts! It is so yummy and I can finish the entire bag in minutes!
Favorite Disney Movie and why? Up and the Princess and the Frog. I love the story of Up even though it is a definite tear jerker, but it is about following your dreams no matter what age you may be. There is adventure out there. The Princess and the Frog is also my favorite due to my love for New Orleans. It is about girl that came from nothing still lived her life long dream of owning her own restaurant even when she became a Princess.
3 Favorite Disney Songs and why? When you Wish Upon a Star is my all time favorite Disney song; my eyes fill with tears as soon as I hear it. You can fly by Peter Pan, because thinking of happy thoughts is you can live your dreams. My last would be Lets go Fly a kite because it reminds me of my childhood and watching Mary Poppins.
Disney character you’re most similar to and why? I am most similar to Cinderella because I came from a not-so great childhood. I married my Prince Charming who swept me off my feet and he has made all of my dreams come true.
If you could be one Disney mascot for a day who would it be and why? Hands down Mickey Mouse! Walt wanted us all to remember that all of the Magic of Disney all began with a Mouse!
If you could work at one of the Disney theme parks, what job would you want and why? I would love to be a princess on a float in the Magic Kingdom. To me, that job sounds like it is the most entertaining and you get to dance to a catchy tune!!
Best part about being a MickeyTravels Disney Travel Agent? The best part of being an agent is the fact that I can help others experience the Magic of Disney. The best feeling in the world is when my clients send me pictures of them having a wonderful time. Disney is apart of my lifestyle and I love that I am apart in creating magic for another person.
Why should I book my vacation with you? I absolutely adore anything that is Disney and I will treat your vacation as if I was planning my own. I have the experience to give great advice on what to do, as well as give opinions on things that I would avoid. I will provide you with insider tips and advice, using my education and personal experience to guide your vacation decisions in a way that provides you with the best vacation possible for you and your hard-earned investment. My job is to help you find the most magical package that works for your family.