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Shannon Albert | Founder

Shannon started this site in May of 2012 to help people plan Disney World trips. Since then, she’s visited monthly and stayed in every resort several times. You can find her on social media as well as her weekly podcast, WDW Prep To Go.

Heather Thomas | Editor

With 15+ years planning Disney World trips, Heather joined WDW Prep in 2014 to help others plan for their own families. As the WDW Prep Editor, she travels monthly to stay current and has helped propel the site to millions of views per year.

Allyson Koerner | Managing Writer

Allyson was able to take her lifelong love of Disney and her education (Bachelor’s Degree in English/minor in writing and a Master’s Degree in Print & Multimedia Journalism) and turn it into a career writing about all things Disney parks. Her writing can be seen in a few places, including her site,

Felicia Goodwin | Content Manager

Felicia has combined her technical background (B.S., Management Information Systems, work as a Systems Analyst and IT Project Manager) with her experience planning dozens of trips to Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland Paris to keep the content on the WDW Prep site updated using various tools and systems to make it as easy and accurate as possible.


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