Learn from our screw-ups. 


Deana's top 5

  1. The time I didn't heed the warnings for Mission Space in Epcot and had a total meltdown on the ride.
  2. Thinking I was cute and wearing boat shoes instead of proper sneakers.
  3. That other time I thought I was cute and wore jeans on a hot wet Florida day in Magic Kingdom.
  4. Forgot to pack ziplock baggies for a whole trip.
  5. That time we took the boat home to our resort after fireworks at the Magic Kingdom and not the monorail. It took 3 times as long and we suffered for it.

Patrick's top 5

  1. Tried to exit Disneyland's Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin too fast, launched myself out of the car and skidded across the platform.
  2. Didn't realize that Deana was smartly tucking her Universal Studios ticket-holding lanyard into her shirt. Rode The Mummy with it flapping in the breeze where it snapped off. Luckily, Deana found it and all was not lost. 
  3. Fell on the Boardwalk on the way to California Screamin' at Disney's California Adventure due to the use of flip-flops as footwear. 
  4. Ate the spicy corndog at Disney's California Adventure. Proceeded to pay for it the rest of the day. 
  5. Drank a bunch of coffee before standing in line for Harry Potter and the Escape from  Gingott's at Universal Studios Orlando. No restrooms for the weary, there. 

Check out the rest of the topics covered on the DISNEY DINK podcast episode 1.0 here

Jaci Lund partner, creative director, designer Jaci’s quick wit and native intelligence comes across as soon as you meet her—and carries over to her design, where she fuses fun and sophistication in just the right doses. With a dual focus on creating original branding for new concepts and revitalizing the look and feel of even the most-established brands, Jaci approaches each project with a fresh and thoughtful perspective. While she recognizes the relevance of current trends, she’s hyper-conscious of the fine line that separates “trend” from “fad,” and tends toward more timeless and classic looks for her clients. Before founding Treebird, Jaci was instrumental in growing the design department at Atlanta’s The Reynolds Group, Inc. Through a five-year tenure that saw her quickly ascend to senior designer and then become the company’s first creative director, Jaci worked on design and branding projects with visionaries, entrepreneurs, and business leaders whom she admires greatly and whose own passion elevates her sense of what’s possible through new design, branding, and communication. Jaci has won nine ADDY Awards (and counting) for her design and branding work and has twice been featured in the national design blog “Art of the Menu.” She holds a B.A. in communications from Michigan State University and completed the graphic design program at The Creative Circus, where she also teaches a quarterly course called “Introduction to Creative Thinking.” To see Jaci's previous work please visit