Joel Silva, Mouse Expert

Joel Silva, Mouse Expert

Newport News, VA

Hei Hei, my name is Joel and I am a retired Army Veteran and former PE Teacher.

My love for Disney started while growing up in Rhode Island when our high school Music Dept took a trip to WDW. I was excited to have a solo representing my school while singing in the park. I also had the experience to play saxophone while marching and entertaining the crowd at WDW. I never thought I would have a chance to return!

Over 20 years later, and after several deployments, I decided I needed to take my family to WDW before I retired.

My wife contacted a friend and fellow Army Spouse with EoE. She planned the most Hakuna Matata vacation ever. We didn’t know if we would ever be back so as we left Magic Kingdom on our last night I had my family turn around and look down Main Street and say “See ya real soon!”

On the plane ride home my wife and I began discussing our next trip. She reached out to her friend at EoE again to plan what would be another amazing trip. From then on it was no longer a question if we would be back, but when.

My love of Disney has led to me advising many friends and family members how to have the most Magical WDW Vacations of their own. I have loved planning trips for graduations, retirements, runDisney, father/daughter trips, trips for just the girls, and the most memorable Thanksgiving and Christmas trips, snow in Florida and it wasn’t even Frozen.

Now I look forward to planning your Magical Disney Vacation or Out of this World Universal Experience!