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Sept. 23, 2020

Top 15 Thrill Rides Poll: Season 1, Ep7

Top 15 Thrill Rides Poll: Season 1, Ep7

Jon Hinson, Melissa Echler, and Duane Willey join the show to breakdown the TOP 15 Thrill Ride Poll as voted on by the members of For the Love of Disney World and Disney Life Podcast over on Facebook. We breakdown our favorite rides with some hilarious stories, and Melissa offers to go into training to steel herself for a ride on the Rockin Roller Coaster. This episode is supersized and recorded live on 9/22/2020 via Squadcast. 

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Melissa Echler

Guest Host and Marketing Consultant

Melissa is a Business Development Executive Travel agent at Traveling with Lissy. She serves as the Director of Marketing and Training, and has been recognized as the Top Sales Agent for Enchanting Escapes Travel. Melissa also serves as the official Travel Agent for Mouse Marketplace and For the Love of Disney World.

She has loved Disney since she was a child, but her favorite visit was during her daughter’s first trip. Seeing the magic thru her eyes was one of her best memories. Melissa stated, "I will never forget the first time she saw the castle, met Cinderella, met Mickey and Minnie, and cried because she didn’t want to leave."

Melissa puts her love of Walt Disney to work for families from all over the country. She enjoys helping families plan their “first time trips” and their 100th trip.

"I have so many clients that are now like family and friends that book with me. I appreciate each ad every one of them." - Melissa

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Duane Willey

Guest Host, Social Media Manager, Pollmaster Extraordinaire

Duane Willey serves as the administrator and social media manager for the highly successful FaceBook Disney Communities, For the Love of Disney World and Mouse Marketplace. He also helps manage marketing for Enchanting Escapes by Lori across social media. Duane's love of Disney stemmed from childhood and took root during family trips to Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida. Duane has shared with the show his emotional connection to Disney that has been passed on from one generation to the next. As a Disney Dad, Duane's passion for Disney has inspired his family, who now see Disney through his eyes. He and Marc are kindred spirits in their approach to Disney World, and Duane is a frequent contributor to the podcast and great friend of the show. He coordinates the polls for some of the most outstanding episodes and is well known on social media for his engaging and sometimes hilarious social media polls and queries. He takes great pride in his ability to handily defeat Melissa and coordinate his fans to outpoll Melissa twice now in DLP poll episodes, but still laments his catastrophic loss to Melissa which he hopes to avenge in 2021. While he enjoys Toy Story Mania, the defeat that he suffered at its hands weighs heavy on his mind to this day. :)

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Jon Hinson

Guest Host, Media Curator, Official Photographer

Jon Nathan Hinson is a portrait artist in the Orlando area. Disney World quickly became his home as adult even though he grew up in Florida. Jon is on the admin team for several Disney groups including Mouse MarketPlace, For the love of Disney world, Disney life podcast and for the onsie. He enjoys all things Florida and sunshine. Photographing is his passion at the parks and beyond. Jon’s photographs have been featured all over the world including national & international television stations. Jon has a beautiful wife and adorable son. Together they visit Disney world weekly and share their adventures with everyone who wants to hear. You can follow along at