I’m Dustin Fuhs, a theme park fanatic that has created this brand to showcase my passion, tools and opinions to create a fun and interactive experience for everyone who visits. My goal is to help you and your family have the most magical experience at Walt Disney World. In reading my articles and ideas, I hope that you can find some fantastic ways to create some extra magic on your vacation.
My Name is Dustin Fuhs
My first trip was to Disneyland in 1994, an experience that was actually a prize from a Bowling Tournament that my mom won in Calgary Alberta. In 2005, I had the opportunity to interview for the Disney Cruise Line, but couldn’t make the 5 hour trip to the in-person session. After receiving a call from the recruiter a couple years later, I was living in Vancouver at the time and the interview was a 15-minute transit ride. I got the job and started at Walt Disney World less than 2 months later!
Since that amazing contract with the Cultural Representative Program, I’ve been employed by The Walt Disney Company on a number of occasions. My last “role” in the travel industry being a Travel Specialist with Expedia Cruiseshipcenters where I graduated from the College of Disney Knowledge. In addition, I was cross-trained with a number of other companies (Universal, Princess Cruise Lines, Cunard Cruise Line, and more).
In 2016, the initial concept for this website was started and in July 2017…Steps To Magic was born!
Great starting points
My views on food: Best Walt Disney World Restaurants for First Timers
My views on attractions: 20 Best Rides at Disney World
My love of on-ride photos: Top Ten On Ride Photos at Walt Disney World
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you get paid?
My main source of income from the website is from you visiting the site and clicking through a couple of articles. Yea, I’ll put some affiliate links to products that I really like or believe in, but you never EVER should feel like you have to click through. I have partnerships set up for traffic, but outside of that…it’s pretty much a “what you see is what you get” website. I love writing about Disney and Universal, so my motivation is to share as much information as possible without making Steps To Magic feel “sell-y”.
Who pays for your travel costs, food or merchandise purchases?
As a general rule, it’s important to keep our visitors in mind when we make any decision that impacts our trustworthiness and openness. Our team pays for all aspects of our reporting, including food, merchandise, etc.
If our travel, hotel, tickets, food or merchandise are ever complimentary, we will note it in the resulting posts. That being said, we will always be honest in all reviews, opinions and posts, even if the food was comp’ed. If we don’t like it, we’ll definitely let you know. We reserve all rights to provide the best possible content, free and open of all obligations to any third party.
How do you get all your photos?
We have a number of outlets available to us, including personally visiting the resorts ourselves. For any photo that we don’t take, we will try our best to credit the source (ie “Copyright Disney” or “Copyright Universal Orlando”)
Where can we find you on social media?
Theme Park Insights and Planning
Launched in August 2016 under the former name “How To MCO”, the new name of “Steps to Magic” offers in-depth ideas, information and opinions about attractions, restaurants and everything else in Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and everything else within the Orlando community!
Please note: Steps to Magic does not represent the Walt Disney Company, Universal Orlando Resort or any other location, and is not employed by or affiliated with the companies listed above. Our reviews, thoughts and opinions are 100% unbiased and are our own.
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