Tips & Tricks for a Successful Disney Vacation with or without kids – Part 1- intro

A little background.

Mike and I have been married 19 years. We had The Boy after 17 years of marriage. When we went on our first Disney World vacation with him at a little over 2.5 years old, we felt a bit like rookies again. We’ve been to Disney countless times. We used to have annual passes and would fly down or make the 12-hour drive in a day and hit the parks and then drive back home. But this was our first trip to Disney World with a child. Yes, you read that right. I’ve lost track of how many times we’ve been to Disney World, but we’ve never gone with a child. Going to Disney as an adults-only trip is awesome. You get to experience the shows, like Fantasmic that always bring tears to my eyes; you get to eat at amazingly good restaurants in EPCOT and Downtown Disney. You can stay up late and watch all the great fireworks shows and then amble your way out of the park avoiding the crowds. Going to Disney World with a toddler is a whole new magical and (sometimes) frustrating experience.

Being married to Mike has taught me something of how his vacation style is. He loves going on vacation, but hates thinking we might be lost. Over the course of nearly a score of years, I’ve learned how to do a lot of research for where we’re going. I learn maps, make plans, but leave enough flexibility to go with the flow. I enjoy this. Doing a Disney vacation is an order of magnitude harder in planning.

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First Post and Introductions

I’m a mom. I’m a geek. I work for a university and love education. Oh, and I love Disney….a lot.

What is this blog going to do?

It is going to cover anything that I want to write down. But the main topics will be:

  1. Posts about education.
  2. Walt Disney World
  3. Geek stuff like Doctor Who, Marvel, DC, SciFi and Fantasy books, pretty much any movies that have big explosions or would be appealing to a teenage boy. Personally, I can’t stand RomComs, so you’re not going to see those here. My thoughts on most movies are, I watch them to escape the world and I want the good guy to win.
  4. And food.

We’ll see where it goes from here.