Charla Reaves grew up in the suburbs of Southern California, just 14 miles from Disneyland. Her ReavesCharlachildhood memories are filled with magical visits to the park with her parents. As a teenager she had several opportunities to visit the park either with friends or on dates with her future husband. She later married her childhood sweetheart and as the parents of two daughters, they relished taking their girls as often as they could manage.
Now living in Northern California she enjoys a quiet life with her husband, Mott, and their toy poodle, Little Miss Pearl the Wonderdog. Her two daughters are both grown and happily married and she has a beautiful granddaughter – all of whom share her love for Disney.
Even though she now lives over 400 miles away, she and Mott are annual passholders and visit the park at least three times a year. Charla has run in the runDisney races at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. She also visited the Disneyland Paris parks in 2006. Charla has a love for all things Disney and is thrilled to be able to help other families create their own Disney dream vacations.