Who am I? I’m Mike, a native of the Pacific Northwest and longtime resident of Portland, OR where I live with my wife and our toddler daughter, Sydney. As a reviewer I began my “career” as it were running my own website, Underland Online, where I have written thousands of reviews since its creation back in 2002. This has given me ample opportunity to hone my writing talents covering things which I enjoy, and quite a number which I haven’t been thrilled with as well. This also reintroduced me to the Magic of Disney, something that first touched my life at a very young age but I had grown to discount as being “just for kids” but over the past decade have grown to appreciate again in cinema as well as the parks themselves. As a reviewer I have covered many things beyond film which has included video games, music, and now with a toddler, even toys and games which are aimed at a younger audience
I have made numerous visit to the original Disney park, California Adventure, and even trekked to Tokyo Disneyland a time or two. My visits to the Land of the Rising Sun also are part of what helped to create a growing interest in photography, something which I have continued to explore over the past several years.
When I’m not busy reviewing I’m spending time with my family, trying to keep my daughter entertained, keeping an eye out for something interesting to photograph, and obsessing over how I can add yet another Haunted Mansion item into my growing collection of memorabilia.
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