PAM BRANDON started her Disney career as a senior publicist with Walt Disney World Press & Publicity in 1987 in a small office upstairs in City Hall in the Magic Kingdom. She has worked on public relations food and beverage projects for Disney parks around the globe for more than thirty years, including the openings of Disneyland Paris; Disney California Adventure; Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa; and Shanghai Disney Resort. In addition, Brandon was a contributing editor to the Birnbaum's Disney guidebooks for more than ten years, covering the Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, and Disney Cruise Line ships. She was the first food writer for the Disney Parks Blog and has authored twenty-one cookbooks for Disney.
MARCY CARRIKER SMOTHERS is the author of the fan favorite Eat Like Walt: The Wonderful World of Disney Food, a New York Times New & Noteworthy selection in 2018. Her love of all things Disney, especially Disneyland, inspired her to delve into Walt Disney's world of food. A noted radio personality, she hosted several programs, including The Food Guy and Marcy Show with the Food Network's Guy Fieri. Marcy's next book for Disney—and her passion project—is Walt's Disneyland: A Walk in the Park with Walt Disney.
One of "24 Gifts for the Friend Who’d Rather Be at Disney . . . Because who couldn’t use a little more magic? . . . Every Disney fan has a favorite snack and meal in the parks. With this Delicious Disney: Walt Disney World cookbook, you can make your favorite Disney treats right at home with recipes straight from the Disney chefs. The book features a mix of past and present favorites from the resorts, including the banana-stuffed Tonga Toast from Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort."
—Valerie Marino and Megan Dubois, Condé Nast Traveler