Kirby Russell



Kirby Russell

Kirby Russell


Kirby Russell is a freelance contributor for LLC – the parent company of and


Favorite Orlando Theme Park:
Disney’s EPCOT

Favorite Orlando Restaurant:
Biergarten (Germany Pavilion at Epcot)

Favorite Orlando Theme Park Ride:
Rise of the Resistance

About Kirby Russell, Contributor for

Kirby is a full-time Speech-Language Pathologist at an elementary school in the Atlanta Suburbs.

She’s also a mom of five boys (including two sets of twins!) and a lifelong Disney fan.

She lived in Florida with her family as a little kid, and some of her fondest childhood memories happened at the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disney-M.G.M. Studios (now Disney’s Hollywood Studios).

In 2011, Kirby married her husband Travis, who happens to be James Overholt’s BFF (and once college roommate). She revealed her “skill with the quill” to James and Morgan in 2019 when she wrote the guest column for their Holiday newsletter. They invited her to join the Hey Orlando team just before the launch in 2022.

Kirby and her family are proud Disney season pass holders.

Kirby has stayed as a guest at nine different Disney Resort hotels and made countless park visits since the early 90s. She loves sharing her tips and tricks for navigating Disney Parks with or without little kids in tow.

She’s also a major STAR WARS nerd and a 3x Walt Disney World Marathon finisher.

If you’re at a Disney Park and need to find the nearest cup of coffee, she’s your girl.

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