MEET YOUR DDL AWARD WINNERS FOR 2010-Neurotic Disney Community Categories

JeniLynn Knopp (234 Posts)

JeniLynn was born and raised in South Florida. Being so close to Walt Disney World, she grew up regularly visiting the Mouse and developed a fascination with the creativity of Disney Parks. Noticing that her happiest moments seemed to always take place in Walt Disney World, JeniLynn began trying to recreate the magic of Disney in her everyday life beginning in her pre-teen years. Adulthood, sixteen years of marriage, and three children later, JeniLynn continues to lead a Disney Driven Life and diligently works to pass her love for Disney on to her husband and children. She has blogged for Touring Plans and been a contributing writer for The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, and she currently co-hosts Orlando Attractions Magazine: The Show; however, her primary focus has always been with the community that has grown around her own site, The Disney Driven Life. Through these venues JeniLynn strives to help other Disney fans stay connected to the brand that has served as a keystone in her family’s life.


BEST DISNEY DRIVEN LIFE BLOGGER: Stuart S.-NDD#47

BEST DISNEY DRIVEN LIFE BACKSTAGE VOLUNTEER: Jackie G.-NDM#30

MOST ACTIVE NEUROTIC DISNEY AUNTIE: Kimberly K.-NDA#16

MOST ACTIVE NEUROTIC DISNEY DAD: Marc L.-NDD#40

MOST ACTIVE NEUROTIC DISNEY GRANDDAD: Jim C.-NDGD#1

Hello, and good evening everyone.  I would like to gratefully accept this award and thank everyone at inner mouse and The Disney Driven Life.  Thank you for allowing me to be nominated for this prestigious honor.  I am thrilled and excited as I accept this award!

A Neurotic Disney GrandDad goes through many chapters in his life to get to this day.  It starts shortly after he is born and is taken in his first “snuggly” to a Disney Park.  He becomes a Neurotic Disney Baby on that epic day.  A few years later when he is able to identify the Fab 5 Disney Characters, in alphabetical order of course, he graduates to a Neurotic Disney Kid.  He proudly wears this title until gaining the label of Neurotic Disney Teen.  These are difficult years.  He is not understood amongst his peers at this stage as his friends wonder, “Why does he speak of Disney so much?”  Finally it is time to move on and attain the level of Neurotic Disney Individual.  This is a much more comfortable time of life.  Very short lived in my case, as I was a Neurotic Disney Dad in very short order indeed!  The beginning of the wonder years begins, though, when you introduce your own children to Disney, the Parks, the Ships, the Movies, everything Mickey! And last, but not least, arriving at the most coveted title of Neurotic Disney Grandad.  As holders of this position, myself and other NDGD’s look forward to guiding our grandchildren into and through the Disney Driven Life. It is not the destination, but all things Disney along the way.Thank you again to all for this honor and goodnight.

MOST ACTIVE NEUROTIC DISNEY GRANDMOM: Jackie D.-NDGM#21

Thanks you so much for this honor. What a wonderful Disney community we have. Thanks to all who voted for me.

MOST ACTIVE NEUROTIC DISNEY HUSBAND: Shaene C.-NDH#21

MOST ACTIVE NEUROTIC DISNEY INDIVIDUAL: AmyBeth C.-NDI#77

MOST ACTIVE NEUROTIC DISNEY KID: Katie V.-NDK#49

MOST ACTIVE NEUROTIC DISNEY MOM: Mary Jo C.-NDM#214

MOST ACTIVE NEUROTIC DISNEY TEEN: Tammy T.-NDT#27

MOST ACTIVE NEUROTIC DISNEY UNCLE: Brett Y.-NDU#2

I would like to thank my niece because she is an amazing little girl.  She is one of the most important people in my life, and she is a full-fledged Disney Nut.  It has been amazing an 30 years.  I have gone to WDW since I was 4 years old and now to share that obsession with Chloe has  been a huge joy.  Thank you to the Disney community for this honor.  I would also like to share this award with Mark and Dennis as they are amazing uncles as well and much more deserving than I.

MOST ACTIVE NEUROTIC DISNEY WIFE: Rikki N.-NDW#52

NEUROTIC DISNEY PERSON OF THE YEAR: Kristen H.-NDA#12