Hello, everyone! My name is Josh Dartez, and I reside in Youngsville, Louisiana with my wonderful wife of 13 years, Karlie, and our two sons, Avery (9) and Cooper (2). I currently work on the management team of a local Dentist office, but prior to that I was a Cast Member with the Walt Disney World Resort for 13 ½ years!
My love for the Disney Parks started during the 80’s and 90’s, as I witnessed all of the new and exciting things that were being built on the property. I experienced the Parks vicariously through television, books and even on our home computer before going on our first family trip to Walt Disney World in 1997 (just in time to celebrate the 25th Anniversary). We I then revisited during my Senior Trip in 1999.
My love for the Parks continued into the 2000’s when I met my Karlie, and realized she had just as much of an affinity for Disney. This led us to visit Disneyland in Anaheim, California in 2005 for their 50th anniversary – and which is where I proposed to her in front of the castle during the fireworks!
When my college career was coming to an end, I decided to apply for the Disney College Program and was accepted as a Vacation Planner Cast Member at Epcot. This began my journey for working for the Company, with roles ranging from front-line Management in Admissions & Custodial at Downtown Disney (now known as Disney Springs), Attractions in Epcot’s World Showcase, and multiple behind the scenes project teams, with my last role being a part of the reimagining of Epcot.
With the recent pandemic bringing my family back to our home of South Louisiana in 2020, I continue to have extremely fond memories of working at the Disney Parks and creating great experiences for our Guests, & it is this continued love of the Parks that compelled me to want to help families create their own magical experiences! I would truly enjoy using my 13+ years of knowledge to help guide you on your planning journey – and the best part is that your access to my wealth of knowledge is ENTIRELY FREE!!
Contact me today, and let me know how I can help create magical memories for you and your family!