Tour Guide: Paul Kelly

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Where were you born?
Sheffield, United Kingdom

What led you to this career?
I was made redundant from a retail managers job in 2003 and decided to have a summer Overseas working in travel but became hooked and ended up working 10 countries around the world one of them being USA.

What are your hobbies?
Kayaking, Fishing, Travel & Theme Parks.

Do you have any pets?
Growing up we always had dogs but due to my long hours at work It would not be fair to have one now.

If you won big on the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy?
Around the world cruise.

Favorite movie of all time?
Armageddon or Con Air.

Favorite movie to play on a tour bus?
It all depends on the group; I like to cater for everyone so a family movie or a comedy.

Favorite Sport and Sports team?
Football (Soccer) Sheffield United FC.

You are stranded on a desert island what is the one thing you must have?
Bug spray as I hate creepy crawlies ha-ha.

If you could ask one person in history just one question, who would it be and what would you ask?
Walt Disney, what are his thoughts of Walt Disney World today. Is it what he envisioned?

Top Orlando tip?
Take a day away from the parks and see some of the other things Florida has to offer.

Favorite Real Florida Excursion and why?
Real Florida Adventure, it is the most amazing fun packed adventure day out you can do regardless of who you are. Swimming with wild manatee is without a doubt the highlight of my job.

Tour Guide: P.J. Ellis

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Where were you born?
Hammond, Indiana, USA

What led you to this career?
Working within the major theme parks of the area I’ve gotten to learn many things about the places Florida has to offer. Getting to share this knowledge with people and help make the most out of their vacations is what led me to be a Tour Guide.

What are your hobbies?
Camping, hiking, going to the beach, pretty much anything outdoorsy. I love to play mini-golf, love riding roller coasters, but also do enjoy a lazy day of just lounging by the pool reading a book. I also enjoy doing some arts and crafts, so I dabble in wood burning and other wood crafting.

Do you have any pets?
Not presently, but I do love dogs.

If you won big on the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy?
An RV! I have always wanted to travel around the country in an RV. Be able to visit some of the National Parks, or just find an awesome campground and really connect with nature.

Favorite movie of all time?
The Lord of the Rings Triology Extended Cut!

Favorite movie to play on a tour bus?
Something fun and themed to the tour we are going on, but its ultimately the guests choice.

Favorite Sport and Sports team?
Never really been loyal to one sport or team. Growing up outside Chicago we always would root for the Chicago Bears (American Football) or the Chicago Cubs (Baseball). However, I do enjoy watching the Olympics, Summer and Winter!

You are stranded on a desert island what is the one thing you must have?
Water! Since I’m an outdoorsy guy, I’m sure I can find anything else I might need on the island, plus just getting to explore would give me something to do! Amazing the stuff you can find to do when you disconnect from your Wifi!

If you could ask one person in history just one question, who would it be and what would you ask?
I would love to sit down with J.R.R. Tolkien and just pick his brain on the way he was able to create the elaborate fictional world of Middle Earth from his books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Top Orlando tip?
Don’t forget to pack your patience, bring an umbrella, and wear sunscreen!

Favorite Real Florida Excursion and why?
A day at Clearwater Beach is a great way to relax and reconnect with yourself. Then taking a ride on the Sea Screamer just gets your heart pumping and makes you feel alive, plus you get to see dolphins in the wild!