Jennifer Marx fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit as a teenager in 1983. She has since returned more than 100 times, visiting every park, attraction, resort, and restaurant many times. As author of over a dozen popular computing books, she yearned to write one about Walt Disney World but felt no interest in churning out yet another travel guide when there were so many excellent books already available. When she hit upon the idea of the PassPorter, she knew she could offer her fellow vacationers something unique and valuable. With the help of the PassPorter, Jennifer has organized gatherings at Walt Disney World for individuals, groups, and families of all ages and stages. Jennifer makes her home in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Dave Marx may be considered a Renaissance Man, a jack of-all-trades, or a dilettante, depending on how you look at things. He took a 20-year hiatus between his early journalism training and the commencement of his full-time writing career. Beyond co-authoring numerous books with Jennifer, he’s been a radio writer/producer; recording engineer; motion picture music editor; broadcast engineering supervisor; tax preparer; cab driver; whitewater safety and rescue instructor; developer and instructor of online publishing courses; and newsletter editor and promotions chief for an online forum. He has also co-authored and contributed to numerous books about America Online and the Internet. He discovered the “World” (Walt Disney World, that is) in 1997 and has been immersed in its magic ever since. Dave is from New Jersey, and now makes his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Allison Cerel Marx is a veteran visitor to Walt Disney World (and Dave’s 20-year-old daughter), and you can watch her grow through various ages and stages, thanks to her contributions to the guidebook. She has a maniacal grin, especially when spinning one of Mad Hatter’s teacups at top speed or dragging Dad onto a thrill ride. She’s camped at Fort Wilderness, celebrated Millennium New Year’s Eve in the Magic Kingdom, and photographed animals at Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort. She shares her “A-OK!” ratings and her popular tips for kids, “tweens,” and teens on the attractions in the Touring the ‘World’ chapter. Allie also offers her thoughts on the childcare clubs on property.