Brad Ridler, Founder of Theme Park Canuck

Brad is a self professed theme park fanatic. He’s travelled to visit the best parks around the world, and worked at a few as well, in areas such as Entertainment, Park Operations and Food & Beverage at parks including Canada’s Wonderland, Cedar Point and EPCOT at Walt Disney World.

He started this site to share his knowledge and passion of theme parks with the world. He is especially skilled at taking any conversation and having it segway into talking about Central Florida, his favourite place on earth. In addition, he believes that pyrotechnics can make anything better (except John Carter!).

Brad can generally be found watching fireworks and eating Dole Whips in a warm locale and lives each day under the motto “Live the adventure!”


Tracey Mossman, Featured Columnist

Tracey is a former Cast Member who, after dreaming about working at Disney since she was a young girl, went and created some magic of her own. She continues to stay in extremely close contact to the wonderful world and loves sharing her insight and tips on how to make the most for the beginner. Her tips & tricks for Disney Parks can be found in the weekly feature “Big Red’s Disney Bootcamp.”

Emily Lenz, Featured Columnist

Miss Magical Emily has loved Walt Disney World since her first visit when she was 8 years old. As she grew, so did her fanaticism and by the time she finished high school, it had become her ultimate dream to work at the Happiest Place on Earth. Following a tumultuous interview process she began her first International Program contract (with her fellow Disney-fanatic and brother, Tim) in December of 2004. A few years later, after helping everyone she knew (and even some people she didn’t) plan their respective Disney vacations, the desire to return became overwhelming and she started her second International Program contract in July 2008.

Miss Magical Emily’s favorite Disney things include, but are not limited to:
The Haunted Mansion
Margaritas from the Mexican Pavillion in Epcot
Yellow Popcorn
The Great Movie Ride

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