Melissa M. (7 Posts)

I fell in love with the magic of Disney when I was little girl growing up in Mass, on my first trip to WDW when I saw Chip stroke a little girl's face at a character breakfast at the Polynesian. I was hooked. Every other year we went as a family and in college I applied for the College Program and was hired at Typhoon Lagoon. At the end I auditioned for the entertainment/character dept. and the next summer I went back and worked VERY closely with Mickey 🙂 And characters 5'2 and under for that matter! 🙂 Years later my husband and I were married in a small wedding at the Poly and honeymooned at WDW. We now have 2 princesses of our own and TV news has brought us to California so we visit Disneyland at least twice a year, sometimes four times. I love to help people plan their trips, find myself saying "Have a Disney Day" and taking pictures to help people capture family memories. I delight in sprinkling Disney magic at home, work or play. Speciality: Character magic and helping overcome "PDVD" (Post Disney Vacation Depression, you know how you feel sick when it is time to leave) by sprinkling in Disney into everyday-chocolates on the pillow, postcards when you get home, picture books, news articles about what's new, calendars to countdown etc


Disneyland Diamond Celebration

Disneyland Diamond Celebration

I am so excited to cover this event LIVE on Friday starting at 4:30 am until 11:15 am (May 22nd). The 24-hour, 60-year celebration kicks off at 6am with the gates opening. Come say hi to us if you are there! Tweet me, too @MelissaCrowley or @Maymoments.

All year, you can win prizes like a diamond, a stay in the Dream Suite, or a Cars Land tailgate party, just to name a few! As part of the 60th celebration, there will be a new fireworks show, a new “World of Color-Celebrate” show and a “Paint the Night” Parade with more than 1.5 million lights.

Did you know when Disneyland opened in 1955, there were only 18 ticketed rides? The Rover was stocked with catfish to fish., and the trains have traveled enough to reach the moon 250 times, according to Disneyland!

“There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow!” See you live Friday, with behind-the-scenes scoops and more details. You can watch our live stream online (  Friday starting at 4:30 am PST.

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