Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Who's Who Wednesday: Tara Lyn

As my first entry, I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Tara, a wife and a mother of three. I have been going to Disney ever since I was 5 years old. My dream job was to be a computer animator for WDW. I was fortunate enough to do the Walt Disney World college program in Fall '98 and lived out part of my dream. While I was there, I networked with a lot of Imagineers and received a Ducktorette from Disney University. Yes, they have their own Disney University. After the program was over, I went back to Georgian Court College to finish getting my BFA in Graphic Design, hoping one day to return to Disney. During this time,  I met my husband. As both of us were trying to decide what to do after we graduated, both of us applied for the WDW College Program Summer 2000. The waiting process went really fast and we were both accepted. However, I was the only one who accepted the offer.  As time went by and we both had to make a decision where our relationship was going, we moved to Orlando, Florida to start pursuing my dream. We eventually got married in Downtown Orlando. It was a very small wedding with just family. Subway catered it with 2 six foot subs. The reception was at my parents Westgate timeshare. Our honeymoon was spent at the Magic Kingdom with dinner at Chef Mickey's. Although it was the best time working for Disney, I needed more than just working in the theme parks. I got a Graphic Design job in Kissimmee, FL and was maintaining a part time status with Disney. About 8 months later, we were at a point in our lives when we wanted to start thinking about kids. We both decided to move back home, closer to family.  In 2006, we had our first son, 2008 our second son, and in 2010 our little princess. Our kids have been to Disney every year since they were born with the exception of the year I had my daughter. We are hoping to renew our vows on our 15 year anniversary in 2016. That's my story in a nutshell.


  1. Hi Tara! I did the WDWCP Spring 99 & Spring 00. I only got my mousters though. WElcome! What did you do on your CP? I worked at all star music & fantasyland attractions.

  2. I did it Fall 1998 and part of Summer 2000. I was in merchandising at The Studio's, Animation Courtyard. I visit almost every year and I can't believe how much has changed and let you do more things now.