Kim’s experience with Disney Destinations began with an Orlando family vacation in 1980, when she first fell in love with the Magic Kingdom. She then traveled to Disneyland with her high school marching band and performed in the Magic Kingdom afternoon parade with Syracuse University’s Pride of the Orange marching band a few years later. She became a Walt Disney World Cast Member right after graduation and remained with the company for 11 years.
Kim’s Disney vacation experience is extensive as well. Her trips to Walt Disney World have ranged from the romantic (guess where she got engaged?) to the young family getaway while on a budget to the multi-generational Grand Gathering. She is an expert at exploring “the World” while accounting for the unique needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children, young adults, pregnant women, active adults, and adults with mobility difficulties. She has stayed at most of the Disney Resorts (Value, Moderate, Deluxe, and Deluxe Villa categories) and is a member of the Disney Vacation Club.
A runner since 2008, several of Kim’s recent visits to Walt Disney World and Disneyland have been centered around runDisney events. She’s even taken time out of her Disney Cruise Line vacations to do the Castaway Cay 5K. She is the proud owner of medals from the Race for the Taste 10K and 3K, the Walt Disney World Half Marathon, the Walt Disney World Marathon, Disney’s Princess Half Marathon, the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon and Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge. Her most recent races were the inaugural Disneyland 10K and the Disneyland Half Marathon, where she also earned the coveted Dumbo Double Dare and Coast to Coast Challenge medals. If Kim doesn’t answer her phone, it’s probably because she is training for the upcoming Dopey Challenge. Please leave a message at 888-MICKEY8 x711 and she’ll call you back when she’s done with her mileage for the day!
As a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge, Kimberly Oehrlein is a Disney Specialist, which indicates an individual who has attained a special knowledge of Disney Destinations (not an agent, affiliate or employee of Disney).