DISNEY PARKS FROM PROFESSIONALS
At WDW Magazine, we’re not just Disney fans. We are a team of professionals in our respective fields—leaders, photographers, writers, editors, and artists that have come together to focus our skills on bringing you the very best news, advice, information, interviews, details, and behind-the-scenes stories to celebrate our collective obsession: all things Disney. Our goal is to provide our readers with the thing we crave most: that moment of escape from the everyday, a little Disney fix to hold them over until their next trip home, and a safe space to express their fandom (or as we like to say, fly their Disney flags).
Since 2013 we’ve been a trusted resource for our readers and we’ve grown our company from being the only monthly Disney-focused magazine to become an award-winning media outlet that publishes two high quality, oversized, glossy Disney magazines: WDW Magazine and DLR Magazine, which are delivered to our subscribers around the world (they’re also available in digital format for our readers who prefer to read on their favorite devices). Our blog and social media channels keep readers up-to-date daily with the latest from Disney parks around the globe, Disney signature experiences and products, and Disney entertainment.
Most importantly, we’ve cultivated a warm, positive, helpful community of over 460,000 fans who just love Disney and want to talk about it, share their experiences, and help one another. They’re our kind of people!
DISNEY HISTORY, IMAGINEERING DETAILS, AND STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHY YOU WON’T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE
This isn’t the status quo. It’s not the same Haunted Mansion facts you’ll find everywhere online. We interview Cast Members, Imagineers, and stand in line at the flea market just to buy that 24-year-old Pleasure Island flyer to preserve it forever and share with our readers. We rely only on credible sources, personal experience, and constant research to unearth the most interesting stories for our magazine, blog, and social channels.
It’s real info, and we guarantee you’ll learn something new. Yes, even you.
We focus our content on Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resort, and Disney Cruise Line with additional features on other Disney destinations (including Tokyo Disney Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland, Shanghai Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa, Disney Vacation Club, Adventures by Disney, and National Geographic Expeditions), products and entertainment (think ShopDisney, Disney+, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney Imagineering, D23 Expo, etc). We cover everything from resorts and parks to dining and shopping to Imagineering and history to trivia and tips for travellers.
Our female-led team is an international group of some of the biggest Disney fans out there, and we actively seek to provide opportunities to diverse, highly skilled, passionate professionals with proven track records who are ready to take the next step in their careers and create magic for their teammates and our customers. We are committed to publishing spectacular photography, interesting insights, and accurate information – all in a positive tone to celebrate our favorite places on earth.
We work with over 60 staff and freelancers around the world (many have been with us for years!), and we publish all of our content in the USA. In 2021, Stephanie and Danny Shuster took over ownership and operations of CTSA LLC, the parent company of WDW Magazine, DLR Magazine, DCL Magazine, and Dad’s Guide to WDW. You can learn more about our team here.
Stephanie Shuster, CEO, Owner
Meet Stephanie Shuster, our exceptional CEO and owner at WDW Magazine! With over 25 years of experience, Stephanie’s expertise is unrivaled. Her passion for pop culture led her to pursue a degree in Cultural Studies and Communications. She’s been here since day one and since taking the reins in 2021, Stephanie has prioritized fostering a company culture that allows our team members to learn and thrive. With Aulani, Disney Cruise Line and 11 out of 12 Disney theme parks under her belt, Stephanie is always planning new Disney travel experiences. Her top picks? Disneyland, Animal Kingdom, and Tokyo DisneySEA. Stephanie’s vast knowledge, coupled with her passion for Disney, fuels the enchanting content she brings to WDW Magazine (along with love for great coffee). You’ll see her comment often in our subscriber-only groups – giving her secret tips on getting that extra pixie dust sprinkled into your memories.
Danny Shuster, Creative Director, Owner
Our award-winning Creative Director at WDW Magazine, Danny Shuster. Armed with degrees in English and web design, he brings a blend of creativity and technical expertise to the role. His passions extend beyond the Adobe file: he’s an avid photographer, a food enthusiast, and a globetrotter at heart with a soft spot for Disney history and Imagineering. Danny has experienced the Disney best of the best, including Aulani, Disneyland Hotel, and Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Find him in the parks rope-dropping for Tower of Terror or Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout while snapping shots along the way.
Tatjana Lazar, Communications Director
Make way for Tatjana Lazar, the extraordinary Communications Director at WDW Magazine! Packing a BA in Cinema and a Masters of Professional Communications, this Villains fangirl is a Disney storytelling aficionado. Tatjana has played a vital role in cultivating a thriving community of passionate Disney fans for over six years with our company. In her spare time, she transforms into a sensational Mickey Ear maker, crafting unique creations to sport when visiting her favorite Disney destinations: Pandora, Avengers Campus or the sun-soaked paradise of Castaway Cay. For her, the only thing better than being at Disney, is sharing the magic of Disney with our readers!
Brydie Huffman, Operations Director
Brydie Huffman is the nerd-emoji behind the scenes as our Operations Director, making sure everything from finance to HR runs smoothly at our magical publication. A fan of on-going learning with Bachelor’s degrees in History, Education and Human Resources, she pushes our team to improve every day while having fun! Hailing from the world of national museums and tourism sites, she knows the ins and outs of creating experiences. When it comes to content, Brydie loves to curate Disney history pieces and she can’t wait to share the magic of Disney with her little one while creating core memories for her family.
Christopher Flaherty, Marketing Director
Meet Christopher Flaherty, a dynamic marketing director whose passion for Disney knows no bounds. Holding a degree in economics and finance from Harvard University, Christopher brings a unique blend of analytical thinking and creative flair to his role. With a keen eye for market trends and consumer data, he has successfully spearheaded numerous marketing campaigns and e-commerce platforms with an approach through content marketing.
Beyond the realm of marketing Christopher is a pianist, sharing his expertise with aspiring marketers and musicians alike, nurturing their talents and helping them reach their full potential is his passion. Christopher can often be found exploring the magical realms of the Disney parks with his wife Arielle and his two children, Addison and Harrison. As an Orlando native, he embraces every opportunity to immerse himself in the whimsical wonders that Walt Disney World offers.
Timothy Moore, Editorial Director
When he’s not crafting content IRL on a kayak,Timothy Moore serves as our Editorial Director. This award-winning writer drives the editorial vision for both WDW and DLR Magazine. Having earned a degree in English with an emphasis in writing, he brings more than a decade of experience in storytelling to the WDW Magazine team. Timothy loves working with writers to uncover never-told stories about and unique memories made at Disney Properties around the globe. Find him sampling beers around World Showcase, lazily wandering Tom Sawyer Island, or hiking through Grizzly Peak.
Abby Richardson, Graphic Designer
Abby Richardson is the talent behind the screen as our Graphic Designer. A self-proclaimed Orange Bird sweetie, this Flagler College Graduate and 2 time Silver ADDY Award Winner is ready to enchant with visually stunning creations that transports readers to the world of Disney… infinity, and beyond!
Alessandra Sferlazza, Social Media Coordinator
And now, a selfie with Alessandra Sferlazza, Social Media Coordinator! This Media and Journalism graduate knows how to capture content hotter than a Mickey Bar on a hot day. Recipient of a gold trophy in social media from Florida Magazine Association’s Charlie Awards, she’s serving social media fierceness both on and off camera.
Gregg Taylor, Membership Coordinator
Gregg Taylor is an audio drama junkie with a love for his family and pup. Serving as our Membership Coordinator, he’ll challenge you to ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind until someone’s brains leak out their ears.
Heather Adams, Content Operations Manager
Heather Adams serves as our Content Operations Manager. This self-proclaimed Disney Adult has been an annual passholder for over 20 years on the West Coast and a former editor with Clean Eating Magazine. She loves to share her expert advice and expert DLR knowledge on our blog site.
Jessica Huff, Customer Care Manager
Hey ya’ll, meet Jessica Huff. This Kentucky dame holds the title of Customer Care Manager. With certifications from the Disney Institute and Disney College of Knowledge, she loves helping others perfect their next Disney escape.
Jodi Spasovski, Customer Care Representative
Jodi Spasovski is tearing herself away from dreaming of Magic Kingdom to serve as the Senior Customer Care Representative for our team. An honors degree and Disney Institute training has her primed to help our readers get their magic mail for that “home away from home” feeling.
Matty Nyman, Customer Care Representative
The infectious laugh of Matty Nyman is what you’ll hear when talking to this Customer Care Representative. When not at the parks, he’s running a lifestyle blog on life’s magical adventures and taking viewers along for the ride.
Morgan Flaherty, Staff Editor
Morgan Flaherty is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. Putting her Disney power to work previously at AllEars, and has been a contributing writer for sites such as Well + Good, Scary Mommy, and The Everymom. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom.
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
Our print and digital magazine editions, along with our blog, are trusted, credible sources for everything happening at Walt Disney World and beyond. We turn out fantastic content and products every month, but hey, we might be a bit biased, so you don’t have to take our word for it…
- Delaware Press Association
- 1st Place Finish, Graphics and Design: Page Design, Magazine 2023
- 3rd Place Finish, Specialty Articles: Travel 2023
- 2nd Place Finish, Graphics & Design for Magazine Layout 2022
- Florida Magazine Association
- Charlie Awards 2022: Best Digital: Social Media, First Place
- Charlie Awards 2022: Best Special Theme or Show Issue, Silver Winner
- Charlie Awards 2023: Digital Excellence: Social Media, First Place
- Charlie Awards 2023: Design Excellence: Best photo illustration, First Place
- Charlie Awards 2022: Best Special Theme or Show Issue silver winner
- Forbes listed us on their Best Disney Gifts For Travelers
- Orlando Voyager – featured a profile on our CEO, Stephanie Shuster
- CanvasRebel – featured a profile on our CEO, Stephanie Shuster
- CanvasRebel – featured a profile on our Creative Director, Danny Shuster
- Bold Journey – featured a profile on our CEO, Stephanie Shuster
- Bold Journey – featured a profile on our Creative Director, Danny Shuster
- 100 Best Disney Blogs and Websites to Follow (via Feedspot)
- 80 Best Disney Cruise Blogs and Websites to Follow (via Feedspot)
We’ve Been Guests On:
- Theme Park Radio Show
- The Disney Underground Podcast
- After Hours 55 Live Stream
- Great Florida Roadtrip
- Imagination Skyway (formerly Imagineer Podcast)
Our Reporting Has Been Credited In
- San Francisco Gate
- Travel & Leisure
- SYFY Wire
- Cinema Blend
- Chicago Now
- Food and Wine
We’re Proud Members Of: