Fridays with Friends… Meet Lynn Brooks
What is your name and where do you live?
Lynn Brooks Rutherfordton, NC
Where did your love of Walt Disney World come from?
I guess my love of Disney came from my family. My parents took me and my sisters to WDW our entire life. My parents and sisters first went to WDW in 1972. My first trip was in 1983 at four years old. Me and my sisters have families of our own now but we always try to go to WDW as an entire family.
What is your favorite WDW Park Attraction and why?
My favorite WDW attraction has always been Pirates of the Caribbean. I love that it was one of the original attractions. I get so excited when we walk in and you can smell the water. It is a fun ride for the entire family. And I also love looking through the store when we get off the ride. I was so excited when I found out they were making a movie from the ride. All POTC movies are a family favorite.
Would you like to move to FL? When and why?
I would love to move to FL. My husband and I have said it is in our ten year plan to be able to move near WDW. I hope our dream will come true one day.
Who is your favorite Disney Character?
Mickey Mouse is my favorite character. It all started with a mouse.
What is your favorite food on WDW Property?
I would have to say that my favorite food at WDW is the Dole Whip Float. When we go to WDW we usually get the dining plan and we use most of our snack credits for the Dole Whip. Sometimes we while on vacay to WDW we make a trip to MK just to get the floats then head on to another park. I LOVE it.
If you could work for Walt Disney World, what would be your dream job?
Wow, that is a hard question. When I was younger I always thought it would be fun to work at the Great Movie Ride at HS. I love that ride and though it would be fun to be able to play a part in the movie LOL. I also think it would be so much fun to be a character and to see a child’s face light up when they see you for the first time. And also to be a character in the parades.
Do you collect anything Disney, and if so, what?
I collect lots of stuff from WDW but my favs are the snowglobes. I have about 30. My husband and I have also started collecting the little wood carvings from the Mexico pavilion at Epcot. Every trip to WDW, we go and pick one out. We started this in 2007 when we were married.
Do you stay on WDW Property, and if so, where?
We always stay on Disney property. We have stayed at every value and moderate and Animal Kingdom Lodge. The one we stay at the most is Port Orleans French Quarter. I love the beauty and the small size. I also love the boat you can take to DTD.
What is your favorite WDW Memory?
I have five favorite memories at WDW. First would be when my husband and I was married at the Grand Floridian’s Wedding Pavilion in 2007. I truely felt like Cinderella marrying Prince Charming. One of my favorite memory is form the day after we were married. Me, my husband and my oldest son went to Epcot early in the morning and was chosen as family of the day. That is one memory that not many people can say that they have. My other three is when each of my three kids went on their first trip to WDW. I loved seeing their faces as we drove onto Disney property and then seeing Cinderella’s Castle for the first time. Each of my kids’ first trip to WDW was when they were 1 year old.
If you won a million dollars that could only be used for WDW, what would you do with it?
If I won a million dollars, I would probably buy points for the DVC and annual passes. And then eat at all the great restaurants. And can’t forget to buy all those great souvinears.
Are you involved in any Disney Communities, Groups, or Websites? Which ones?
I am probably a fan of every Disney fan page on FB. I also love AllEars.net. I have been a member with them for a very long time.
Anything else you would like us to know about you?
I am a stay at home mom of 3 kids. I have an 11 year old son, 3 year old daughter and a 1 year old son. My husband says I have WDW OCD LOL. My kids love WDW just as much as I do. My husband and I were married in 2007 at the Wedding Pavilion. That was his first trip to WDW. He now has a love for Disney.