Hi! Thank you so much for visiting my page! I know your time is precious; so for you to be taking your time to read my words is incredibly humbling.
Who Am I?
My name is Ashley Hunt. I am a Michigander and a University of Michigan Alumna with a Type A personality. An interesting fact about me? I use both sides of my brain, the right side creatively and the left side logically and mathematically. I received my Bachelor’s Degree at Michigan in English. I spent a great deal of my time while there writing; I wrote for the Michiganensian, Chill Magazine, as well as for my sorority newsletter. Post-undergrad, I did some freelance writing online. After a small break, I received my Master’s Degree at Walsh College in Accountancy. Let’s just say I’m am my own version of Supergirl: Accountant by day and Writer-Extraordinaire by night!
I’ve always loved all things Disney! I even wrote a 15+ page paper on Walt Disney while in middle school. While I was a student at Michigan, I took a small amount of time off to intern with the Walt Disney Company as a College Program Participant in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. I loved it! I worked in 3 main fields: Quick Service Food & Beverage, Merchandise, and Resort Front Desk Operations. Mainly, I worked in EPCOT and the All Star Resorts; however, I did pick up some shifts in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and Saratoga Springs Resort. The most fun? I worked as an On-Stage Manager during the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival and as a Group Ambassador for large groups, sports teams, and cheerleading squads.
As a guest and a cast member, I have experienced a great majority of the things Walt Disney World has to offer: dining (both quick service and table service), numerous resorts, backstage tours, miniature golf, waterparks, recreation, and spas. I have even been to each Special Event and even Pleasure Island when Disney Springs was Downtown Disney.
What’s My Plan?
I’m a Type A person, remember? I always have a plan. I would like Magical Parks and Beyond to be an outlet for my creativity and my love for everything that is the Walt Disney Company (see the site Welcome Page). I want to share my stories and knowledge, insight, and overall advice with my readers.
Love and Pixie Dust.