August 2, 2012

Disney A to Z

We've been to Disney a lot. It's been well documented here. Some of my most popular posts have been Disney related. I by no means consider myself an expert about Disney (I couldn't tell the difference between all of the Princesses if you asked me) but I have been there enough to offer my two cents.

Everyone has an opinion about Disney, about where to stay, when to go, how old the kids should be, all the way to which line to be in on certain rides. I can offer you my experiences and you can take from it what you want. For the entire month of August, and who knows it could run into September or October as well depending on how often my kids let me write, I am going to break Disney down from A to Z.

Let me be clear from the start though, I will not be able to get to everything that you need to know. It's good to know what you are getting into when planning a trip to Disney, but you don't want to over plan it. So some things I will leave for you to discover on your own. That's part of the fun right?

My oldest claims to have been to Disney 20 times.  That includes Disney World, Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris.  You get the idea he is spoiled.  We have found ways to make Disney less expensive than it needs to be.  There are obviously ways that you can do Disney on a budget but I am going tell you some that you might not have thought of.  We obviously go to Disney a lot, so what works for us might not necessarily work for someone who can only afford to go once in their lifetime.  Disney is obviously NOT cheap, but there are ways to make it work.

That being said, if you are making the commitment to go to Disney, why not do it right? That's why I am here to help. Hopefully I can offer you some answers to questions that you might have and give you some tips based on my experiences.  Tune in in the next month and hopefully I can get this project done.

John Willey - Daddy's in Charge?



  1. I have always wanted to take my son to Disney World but it has just never been in the budget. I have always heard it very fun but the cost can easily get out of hand.

    Have you ever got to take a trip to Lego Land?


  2. Legoland? Never heard of it. Now that there is one in Florida, that takes away a day of Disney.

  3. AS a Disney lover myself, looking forward to the posts

  4. psyched! And you ARE an expert. Like it or not.

  5. So wish you would have had this out a few months ago when I was planning...I have a feeling it will make me want to plan another trip in the near future so game on Disney expert (in my eyes you are anyway)

  6. I'm no expert, but I sure can pretend to be

  7. Uh oh... the pressure is mounting.  I am sure there will be people that get mad at me for not including something, or have a different take on Disney.

  8. Disney AtoZ!!! Awesome-ness! I'm gonna promote your alphabet soup on my alphabet poison! Deadly-voo, man. Never been, so I'm intrigued by your Disney masterful-ness. Thanks for putting together such a fun group of posts! :)