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Celebrity Spotlight: Joan Lunden

Gabriel Gibaldi

by , Public Relations Director

Last weekend, legendary journalist and TV personality Joan Lunden shared that she would be reliving memories with her husband and the two sets of twins at Walt Disney World Resort – a familiar place, very dear to her heart!

Joan Lunden and Family at Magic Kingdom Park, then and now

Lunden is a huge Disney Parks fan! The love affair began in California when she, as a child, first visited Disneyland in its opening year. Since then, she enjoyed regular trips to Disney Parks and always told her parents that working alongside the famous Mouse would be a dream.

Well, she fulfilled her childhood dream while hosting Good Morning America when she was assigned to cover the opening of Epcot back in 1982. Soon after, she was assigned to host the Disney Parks Christmas and Easter parade broadcasts for nearly two decades!

Lunden has kept very busy over the years since then. Apart from being an award-winning journalist and TV personality, Lunden is a bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur and of course, a mom of seven. Today, she feels very fortunate to continue experiencing the magic of Disney with her family, reliving the nostalgia as often as possible.

Joan Lunden and Family pose in front of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park, then and now

What are some of your most nostalgic memories at Disney Parks?


  • I understand. She is a lucky lady.

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