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Universal Disney Nutz was established by former Disney and Universal Studios cast members as a place for enthusiasts of the theme parks to find out the latest breaking news regarding the parks, resorts, restaurants, park policies and more. The staff of Universal Disney Nutz is a group of fun-loving people with charismatic personalities who want to entertain, inform and create a family style atmosphere with it's members. Whether you are looking for advice on planning your next vacation/getaway, share your memories and experiences, or just wanting to find a new group to discuss current events without the politics that seem to be the norm on social media, you have come to the right place!
So welcome to our family; make yourself at home. Enjoy our articles, laugh with our Podcast host Bill each week, or contact us with your feedback, requests or questions. We are always available and strive to answer your questions as soon as you ask! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (icon links below) and meet other members of the Universal Disney Nutz family.
Jennifer Piccione Webb
-Founder/Business & Marketing Manager/Certified Travel Specialist with Castle Vacations
I was a former Walt Disney World cast member at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Wildhorse Saloon at Pleasure Island. I also worked in management at the Disney Springs hotels in Food & Beverage for many years. My days are filled building the Universal Disney Nutz business platform, raising my two amazing and beautiful children, and maintaining a full-time career as Operations Manager for a subcontractor.
People who know me know my passion for Florida and for the theme parks, and probably think I'm a bit crazy because I love it so much. Florida is my home, as are the theme parks and my closest and dearest friends are all people that I worked with while being a cast member. They are my family and I can't wait until I can be closer to them again!
As a member of several social media groups that focused on the theme parks, I got tired of all of the drama, political exchanges and downright cruelty that the members in these groups exhibit on a continual basis. I decided to see how we could turn the whole social media cycle around and create a new experience that was fun, informational, and ever-changing. Everyone that works with us has a very unique personality that offers a certain special "something" to the mix. I wanted it that way for a reason. We all had a blast together when we worked together and it was easy for us to bring people together. I think that is what will set us apart from the others. I am truly excited to see how far we can take off with UDN!
- Podcast Host
Bill is a long-time resident of Central Florida. Originally from New Jersey, Bill’s Passion for Central Florida Theme Parks started when he was young, as his parents would bring him here on vacation quite often.
Now, not only does Bill live and work in Central Florida, but, as a former employee of both Universal and Walt Disney World, he provides his listeners with insider information and stories you won’t find anywhere else! In addition, both he and his wife, Tanya, are active, annual Florida resident passholders to both Universal and Walt Disney World Theme Parks.
David "Indy" Graham
- Blog Author/Park Correspondent
David "Indy" Graham is a rarity now-a-days, as he was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. Indy grew up in a Disney family and was technically going to the Magic Kingdom and SeaWorld before he was even born. As far back as he can remember he was always in a theme park including touring Epcot when it was being built with his family or the long forgotten Circus World theme park that was 10 minutes away from Disney that later became known as Boardwalk and Baseball (which closed in January 1990). With that kind of start in life it's only fitting that he is a theme park junkie. Indy has worked for both Disney in the Magic Kingdom, Disney Studios as well as Pleasure Island at Wildhorse Saloon in the past and most recently left Universal after 5 years to pursue a career with the local county. Its safe to say he knows a thing or two as he's seen a thing or two. When he's not in a theme park you can find him using the down time to spend time with his kids family and friends, gaming or looking up theme park information and videos from around the world, or his other passion-bbq.
- Blog Author/Instagram Correspondent
I am a newbie to Disney and fell in love when I got my first year annual pass.
I’m a transplant from Jersey.
I moved from Jersey to FL in ‘89 where I met my husband Jeffrey. We settled down and had 2 boys. After a few years we moved to GA. We moved BACK to FL in 2017. We are in the Westchase area Somewhat local to Disney.
I was given an annual pass for Christmas in 2017 and started going in January of 2018. I have kept up with my pass since. I would have to say Epcot is my favorite park. I love to walk around World Showcase. The festivals are my favorite even - especially the Flower and Garden Festival. I love all the topiaries and flowers. I spend a lot of time at Epcot when it is around. I go more for flowers than food.
I collect magic bands and starting on pins.
-Park Correspondent/Product Reviewer/Certified Travel Specialist with Castle Vacations
Tanya is a huge fan of Central Florida Theme Parks. Also, from New Jersey, she works and lives in Central Florida and visits the parks regularly. To say she is a super-fan, is an understatement! She has a wealth of knowledge on events and products that are offered at the parks. She is an annual passholder to both Universal and Walt Disney World, and she has been known for visiting Walt Disney World 67 Times in one year!!!!