Laura Jane Lucas
Halsbury Travel Ltd
Why I want to be a 2019 Travel Weekly Cover Star
For me, Disney symbolises MAGIC, and gives everyone (young and old) the opportunity to escape. Whether that is from work, from family, from our everyday life - we can all escape into a magical world of "make believe". For a couple of hours, while watching a film, you can be transported into a whole new world - you can be a prince, a princess, fly over cities on a magic carpet, or have a sneak peek into the secret lives of toys. Disney has a universal effect, whether you are an adult or a child, and for me, I love nothing more than sitting down with my daughters and watching our favourite Disney films. Disney World Orlando holds a special place in my heart - it's where I went on my honeymoon with my husband 9 years ago. We even stayed on the Coronado Springs resort! We spent two weeks there, and still didn't get to see and do everything we wanted, and so much has changed in the years that have passed! The chance to return would be amazing. This year has been a challenging one at work, where we've had many changes, an increase in workload and are about to move into a new phase, with new directors steering the company towards further success. It's very much a family run business, and will remain that way, and I know that everyone deserves to be rewarded. But this trip to Orlando, for me, would be the most amazing opportunity I could ever imagine. To be given the opportunity to travel to Orlando, and make memories that we, as a company, can then use to further promote the destination (and other Disney destinations) would be phenomenal. Beyond my wildest dreams. My dream is to return to Orlando in the future, but with our daughters, so that they can share in the magic and excitement. However, if I was chosen to take part in this trip, at least I will get to go on all of the rides in relative peace and quiet!!!