Jim Korkis Joins yourfirstvisit.net as First Columnist

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Beginning in March 2015, internationally renowned Disney historian Jim Korkis will be bringing his Walt Disney World expertise to yourfirstvisit.net, the leading Disney World website for first-time visitors, as its first columnist.

“I was very excited when Dave offered me the opportunity to contribute to yourfirstvisit.net,” stated Korkis.

Beginning in March 2015, internationally renowned Disney historian Jim Korkis will be bringing his Walt Disney World expertise to yourfirstvisit.net, the leading Disney World website for first-time visitors, as its first columnist.

The Korkis column that will appear on yourfirstvisit.net every Friday is entitled “A Friday Visit with Jim Korkis” and will encompass information, behind-the-scenes stories, personality profiles, fun facts and more about all of Walt Disney World, including the parks, resorts, restaurants, water parks and much more.

Since 2008, Dave Shute, owner and writer of yourfirstvisit.net, has been providing not only helpful guidance to first time visitors to Walt Disney World but also accurate information and a new perspective to seasoned travelers as well. He is also the co-author of the best-reviewed Disney World guidebook series in history, The easy Guide to Your First Walt Disney World Visit, with fellow Disney theme park strategist, Josh Humphrey of easyWDW.com.

“I was very excited when Dave offered me the opportunity to contribute to yourfirstvisit.net,” stated Korkis. “It will give me a chance to share some of the wonderful stories about Walt Disney World that have been forgotten or never shared with a wide demographic of WDW guests, and hopefully enhance their visit.”

Jim Korkis is a well known and respected Disney historian who has been researching and writing about Disney history for over thirty-five years. One of his biggest supporters was the late Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney’s oldest daughter and the founder of the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco where Korkis has done several presentations.

He has also worked as a performer, writer, teacher and more for countless Walt Disney World departments including Disney Cruise Line, Epcot Guest Relations, College and International Programs, WDW Entertainment, WDW Imagineering, WDW Travel Company, Disney Design Group, and many more.

Korkis has written seven books about Disney including the three-volume The Vault of Walt series, as well as continuing columns for websites like MousePlanet, AllEars.Net, Cartoon Research and magazines like Disney Files and Attractions among many others.

Although not currently a Disney cast member, Korkis still does freelance work for the Disney Company on a variety of special projects.

“I am very excited to have Jim agree to contribute to yourfirstvisit.net,” said Shute. “I am a long-time fan of his work, as so many others are, and he will bring yet another great reason for people to visit the site by supplying his own unique insight and knowledge. While I’ve had great guest posts from people like amazing writers like Steve Bell of Military Disney Tips, this is the first-ever recurring column on yourfirstvisit.net. Adding a writer of Jim Korkis’s capability and stature is a real coup, and will be wonderful for my website’s visitors.”

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