Disneyed was founded by Colleen Padilla, aka Classy Mommy, in 2011 to provide readers with an inside scoop & in depth look at all things Disney. As Classy Mommy, Colleen has covered exciting media events for Disney including the Christening Voyage of the Disney Dream Cruise ship with her family, the crowning of Princess Rapunzel at Kensington Palace in London, a backstage tour of Mary Poppins on Broadway, and much more! Colleen and daughter Kenzie, are YouTube favorites with nearly 1 million views, many of which capture their Disney adventures. You can check out the video fun here.
As a little girl, Colleen went to Disney for the very first time in 1979 and it has held a magical place in her heart ever since. That first trip was especially memorable because it included her jumping off her very first attraction mid-ride! While on Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride she made a quick escape out of the cart when she thought she really was going to crash into a train. Luckily, the experience didn’t deter her from having a wonderful trip and it became a classic family story.
When Colleen and her husband Mike returned to Disney World with their children for the very first time in 2009, they both loved seeing the magic of Disney through their children’s eyes and their family vacation ignited her passion for all things relating to the Mouse.
More about Colleen:
Social media consultant, mom expert and brand advocate Colleen Padilla is the author of The Digital Mom Handbook: How to Blog, Vlog, Tweet and Facebook Your Way to a Dream Career at Home and founder/editor of ClassyMommy.com. Colleen has an MBA from Cornell and has served as a spokesperson for Scrubbing Bubbles, Tide, Energizer, Mattel, and TJ Maxx/Marshalls. She’s been featured on “Fox News,” “Good Morning America,” The New York Times, MSNBC, The New York Post and Parenting Magazine. She writes weekly for Lifetime Digital’s Lifetime Moms website and lives in Philadelphia with her husband Mike and two young children.
A few of our favorite Disney Memories…….
Hanging with Mickey at the shores of Castaway Cay.
Riding Aladdin’s Magic Carpet Ride during a magical evening at the Magic Kingdom.
Kenzie and Colleen enjoying the paradise of Castaway Cay & the Disney Dream.