When I first created that site, I tagged the title with “New Every Day”; but after finding so many blogs that update themselves many times a week, I’m thinking about changing that to “New Every HOUR”. And please let me know of additional blogs about anything Disney not currently listed.
So today, I wanted to introduce you to some of the newer blogs online. As you know my blog, A World View only started in January of this year. As such, I’m particularly interested in others that are relatively new to the scene. Here are eight of them randomly selected in no particular order.
Growing up Disney.
The Affordable Mouse.
Blogger Nancy brings you information to help plan a Disney family vacation, but also to “save money while doing it”. A veteran of nearly 10 trips to WDW, they bring a variety of helpful resources to their website. There is a tab on discount tickets, guidance on selecting accommodations and a summary of some of the more popular Disney guidebooks. She posts articles describing her and her family experiences at the parks, always pointing out economical approaches including columns on Disney savings. The site also provides a nice feature called “Wordless Wednesday” featuring a photo and short description.
Blogger Josh on this new site is really cranking out the planning information. When he’s done it can be put together as a guidebook in its own right. A lot of great sections, one of which is about current Disney World Discounts, but not just a list also a description and suggestions as to where the best deals are. He had several articles on the “Best of Disney World”, savings/deals, resort reviews and Disney for Adults (I really liked the article on “Epcot Drinking Around the World”). This approach of breaking down each article into components, some as information others as analysis and recommendations, is really helpful to the novice WDW visitor. Josh has also identified or created some planning tools like the a weather trip planner and a crowd calendar. He is putting a great deal of effort here and the results are worth a look.
The Disney Gene.
Although this blog discusses all things Disney, they state a “heavy bias toward Walt Disney World”. You’ll find articles on the parks, and the outside the park features such as a recent article on the new Golden Oak luxury WDW community and posts on Disney music and movies. What’s most interesting is that the articles by Blogger Teri seem are off-the-beaten path and not the typical Disney planning information. For example, she wrote about the history of Big Thunder Mountain, a conversation about characters and children, her experience with resorts and suggestions for rabid Disney fans married to the non-believers. You will find the writing interesting and not the same as many other blogs.
Walt Disney World: It’s Not Just for Kids.
The Disney College Blog.
The Blogger here is a woman college student and Disney fan, so the approach is to a target population not fully addressed in existing web sites: “I hope that the Disney College Blog will be a place to talk about Disney (obviously) and how it can relate to college, ways to travel to Disney parks while in college, things college students in particular might enjoy about the Disney community, etc.” I really like these articles since it is a different perspective (like over 30 years difference) as a help with my posts. I enjoyed her approach to planning future restaurant choices and thoughts on outside the parks suggestions. But this is also a planning site with many helpful suggestions not just for college students. Facebook and twitter links as well.
WDW Fanatic Family.
This appears to be the newest site I found, and it will be a family affair, Mom, Dad and Two Kids. They have a really nice introduction in their first post. Still trying to get their feet wet, not too many articles yet. In fact, which is a great idea, they are looking to others (through a web survey) for suggestions on the next article (a little comical too). But they jumped right in to the DHS Awareness Week with both a Father and a Daughter approach. Very nice! This is a site that looks interesting as one to watch mature over time.
A WORLD VIEW - Enjoying Walt Disney World.
A World View describes experiences of a Walt Disney World visit, with interesting and relevant articles, photos and videos. In addition to guest feedback, A World View gathers information, reviews, and multi-media from experts and reliable sources on the Internet. We seek to offer a well-rounded presentation very helpful for planning a trip to the "World". Have a story idea or your own article for us to consider? Write us at email@example.com.
This specific post is a supporting article for the Disney Blogger Collection - New Every Day (http://disneybloggers.blogspot.com/); a standalone website sponsored by A World View that currently includes 158 Disney-related fan blogs (and growing) including a summary of each of their latest posts, brief article information and a direct link. Know of a Disney-related blog I missed, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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