Alisha Dobson

What is the most magical place on earth? Walt Disney World, obviously! I’m sure you've seen a Disney movie or two, but I doubt you have watched them the amount of times I have.

With a creative imagination and a passion for all things Disney, I'm a true kid-at-heart. My name is Alisha Dobson, and I am absolutely obsessed with everything Disney. I’ve been there four times, and I’m already thinking of planning my next trip.

I've stayed at Port Orleans - Riverside, Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa, Boardwalk Villas, and Old Key West. I've been to all the four parks; Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios. As well as Downtown Disney and one of the two water parks, Blizzard Beach.

Jay Leno collects cars, Angelina Jolie collects babies and I collect Vinylmations. What are Vinylmations you ask? Vinylmations are collectables sold at the Disney Parks and Disney stores. Each one is shaped like Mickey Mouse, but they all have different themes and markings. I have about 30 in my collection, but there’s always room for more!

And then, of course, there’s Tinker Bell – my absolute favourite character of all. Not only do I collect Vinylmations, I also collect Tinker Bell pins. Since my aunt and uncle are Disney Vacation Club members, they bring me back a Tinker Bell pin every time they go. They're the ones who really started my passion for Disney.

While I could talk about Disney for days, the most important things I'd like to share are the inspirational messages these movies have given me. "Don’t just fly. Soar." "You will never know unless you try." "The past can hurt, but you can either run from it or learn from it." And, "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

I would like to leave you with these words from the incredible Walt Disney - “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”