Have a planning question about your next runDisney vacation?

Meet Lori, the Disney Sports mom on the Disney Parks Moms Panel. She's here to answer any questions you may have about your upcoming runDisney vacation, from what to pack and expect on race morning, to which theme park attractions you must ride and where to eat after the race.

Click here to submit your question to Lori, and read below to learn more about this runDisney mom!

Introducing Lori — 2016 Disney Sports Mom

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ABOUT ME: As the only daughter in my family, I have been known to be a bit of a princess. My own Prince Charming proposed to me at Walt Disney World in 1997. We went to Disney again to celebrate college graduation in 1998, and have been back every year since.

I have always loved the magic that you feel upon entering the Walt Disney World gates. In fact, our family has the rule that nothing bad can be said and no one can be grouchy while on Disney property! It's become a fun game for us, and if someone starts being out!

I have a degree in sports broadcasting and was a cheerleader and dancer throughout high school and college. Most recently, I am a homeschool mom, soccer mom, taxi-driver for my boys, runner, passionate animal lover and a terrible cook.

ABOUT MY FAMILY: As fate would have it, this princess was blessed with two beautiful and athletic boys. They love soccer, running, robots, computers, thrill rides, Goofy and Mickey. They love pin trading and Hidden Mickey searches at Walt Disney World, and we have also participated in Disney's Youth Education Series. Disney World for school? Can't beat that! One of their favorite trips included a week at the Disney Soccer Academy. My boys are now a teen and a tween, and they love visiting Walt Disney World more than ever. I was worried it wouldn't be that way, but the magic of Disney is that there is something for everyone...of all ages.

My husband and I have been married since we were in college. He works very hard and long hours for a coal company and while we are polar opposites in many ways, we both love to travel and think that Disney always does it right! We both really enjoy running runDisney races and often use those as an excuse for an "adults only" trip to Walt Disney World.

ABOUT MY DISNEY EXPERIENCE: In my town, I am known as the Crazy Disney Lady! It is so much fun for me to help others plan their vacations. Planning and anticipating trips is part of the fun for me. I also try to emphasize that the more you plan before you go, the more you can sit back and enjoy the magic while you are there. We have been to Walt Disney World so many times, yet we always find new ways to enjoy Disney and new adventures to take. The beauty of Disney is that it is always moving forward and adding new experiences for us to enjoy.

We have traveled to Alaska on the Disney Cruise Line, to Disneyland in California, participated in Disney's Youth Education Series, attended Disney's Soccer Academy, run most of the runDisney races, and recently purchased membership in the Disney Vacation Club. Our love for Disney is boundless! I hope that I can share that love with you and help you plan the perfect trip for your family.


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