Favorite Orlando Theme Park:
Favorite Orlando Restaurant:
Biergarten (Germany Pavilion at Epcot)
Favorite Orlando Theme Park Ride:
Rise of the Resistance
About Kirby Russell, Contributor for HeyOrlando.com
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 have been annual pass holders off and on in recent years. She’s 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 the 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.
Kirby Russell’s Recent Articles
42 Best Restaurants in Disney Springs, a Quick and Easy Guide
Planning a meal in Disney Springs soon? It is helpful to know that most Disney Springs table service restaurants have…
What Is School Bread at EPCOT? Where You Can Find It
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How Does Mission SPACE at EPCOT Work? What You Should Know
Mission: SPACE is a popular ride at EPCOT. It’s located near the main entrance in an area previously known as…
10 Best Disney Springs Quick Service Restaurants
You’ll often hear folks like me recommend a visit to Disney Springs during your Walt Disney World vacation. It’s a…
21 Absolute Best Rides at Disney World Orlando, Ranked
Planning a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort can be super fun and exciting. But it can also feel…
16 Best Beaches Close to Orlando for a Quick Getaway
Florida has always been my go-to vacation destination. I will admit that I am spoiled by proximity, having lived in…