Introduction to the Magical Blogorail Orange

April 19, 2011

Pete's Silly Sideshow

Welcome to Rolling with the Magic! Thanks so much for hopping aboard the Magical Blogorail and stopping by. If you are just joining the blogorail this week we are introducing ourselves and our blogs. So to start here is a little info on me. I’m Melissa and I have been married to my best friend and partner in crime for a little over 5 years. We live in north Georgia with the craziest group of cats you will ever meet. I love movies, watching too much tv, cupcakes, comic books, ESPN, pop culture, converse, Joss Whedon, football, rainy days, reading, and most of all, Disney. And when I say Disney I mean it all. Theme parks, resorts, movies, tv, music, everything.

Star Wars Weekends 1997

When I first started thinking about writing a blog I got a lot of support and advice from my husband and sister. They told me to write about what I love and there really isn’t anything I love more than Disney. It has been there for me my entire life. I was born with a mild form of spina bifida called myelomeningocele. I had surgery pretty much right after birth but luckily I didn’t have any real problems for 10 years. That is when they found a tumor on my spinal cord and I had my first major back surgery. It is also when my real disability started. I walked with forearm crutches most of my life but about 8 years ago I started using a wheelchair full time. My body was just tired.

Practical Pig 1986

I tell you all of this because I have been able to experience Walt Disney World in all of these stages of my life. Every time was special. There were the visits where I ran around as a kid, where I had my crutches but could still do most everything, to now where I have limitations. One of my first blog posts was about how Disney is still magical, even if you are in a wheelchair. I believe that 100 percent. I think Disney is the best at making sure everyone has a wonderful time at their parks, there is no one better. And that is what my blog is about. It is why I love Disney  with a little insight into what its like to visit for me. I try to mix it up some so there is a little for everyone with the occasional restaurant review and the like but my passion is writing about visiting Disney on wheels.

My Disney Side

Thank you again for stopping by and I hope you like what you have seen so far. I will be heading back to Disney in September and I can’t wait to share that trip with you. You can also follow me on twitter & Facebook.


  • MouseFanDiane
    April 9, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I have enjoyed reading your experiences on your blog and seeing Disney from another point of view. I’m so glad they make everyone feel special bec that’s the way it should be… 🙂

  • Didi Marie
    April 9, 2013 at 2:44 am

    Two years later, and you’re still special in every way Melissa!

  • Rosanne_Mottola
    April 9, 2013 at 1:54 am

    Your blog is another one that has evolved so much over the years! It’s been great getting to know you and thank you for the great resource you provide to your readers!

  • Manda
    May 17, 2011 at 10:06 am

    I love your blog 🙂 You bring a whole new perspective to Disney experiences and it’s always so interesting to read about your trips!

  • Magical Days with the Mouse
    April 20, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Welcome to the blogorail team! That is so great to hear that Disney is very much magical even on wheels. You are right, they are the best at what they do. Can’t wait to read more of your blog! 🙂

  • Beth Green
    April 20, 2011 at 4:57 am

    as always, I love what you share with us! Thanks!

  • BruceWDW
    April 19, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    It is great to meet you and I am so happy we are Blogorail Buddies. I will be particularly interested in reading about your experiences and sharing with my colleages. I’m the “go to” person for Disney trips at UCP in Utica, where I work.

    A World View

  • Tricia from Return to Disney
    April 19, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Welcome to the blogorail! Yours is a great story, and you have such a unique perspective. I couldn’t agree more, Disney goes beyond expectations to ensure that each and every guest experiences the magic, regardless of their situation.

  • Disney on Wheels
    April 19, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Thank you everyone! Your feedback means a lot & is really encouraging. I appreciate it. :o)

  • Jackie
    April 19, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    That is why I love Disney.. no matter what circumstances someone is facing it is always magical! I can’t wait to read more from you and your blog!

  • Christi
    April 19, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Welcome to the magical blogorail! Great testimony!

  • DebºoºS
    April 19, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    I always enjoy reading your blog. Thanks so much for sharing your very moving Disney journey. You are truly an inspiration and I am proud to be on the loop with you! I’m so looking forward to reading more about your Disney adventures.

  • Amanda
    April 19, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Great post! I am already a follow of yours and truly enjoy reading what you write! Can’t wait to see what you write about next 🙂 Welcome aboard!

    Bitten by the Disney Bug

  • Jodi Whisenhunt / Magical Mouse Schoolhouse
    April 19, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Wow, what a testimony to the magical effects of Disney 🙂 I’m so glad you’re now on the Blogorail!

    Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, MB Yellow

  • Wendy
    April 19, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Oh, thank you so much for sharing that…I wondered about the blog title, and now I understand!!

    And I have to say how much I admire your passion. That’s why I love the Disney community so much. No matter who we are or where we come from, we all find that our love for Disney lifts us out of our troubles and difficulties and offers something special. I’m proud to be on the loop with you, and hope I get to see you and your partner in crime at Disney someday!

  • Bird
    April 19, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Welcome to the new loop. I of course already follow and love your blog! I’m always looking forward to your next posts. Thanks so much for sharing with us all how Disney can still me magical on wheels!