Welcome to those of you joining me from A World View and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 2nd stop on our Magical Blogorail.
For this month's Magical Blogorail topic, we were asked to share our favorite planning resources, other than ourselves and our Blogorail buddies.
When it's time to plan my own Walt Disney World vacations, I have a few sites that I always visit. I check TouringPlans.com for the crowd calendar. It's handy for choosing travel dates and getting input into which park to visit each day. AllEars.net is a great all-around resource and I'll double-check there for any special events we may need to work around. AllEars.net is also terrific for restaurant menus when we are choosing where to make dining reservations. I'll also visit DisneyFoodBlog.com when planning meals.
Honestly, for years I barely referenced the official Disney site. The large unofficial resources had so much more detail. However Disney.com is stepping up their game and now offers menus, resort photos, special event details and more. My family used the new My Disney Experience website and app for our vacation in May. It has some nice planning features, such as making reservations on the go (handy when you've had enough of the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids play area and need to make sure you have a table waiting at Mama Melrose. Oh, wait. maybe that's just me.)
I listen off and on to a bunch of Disney podcasts but before a trip, I'll tend to catch up on WDW Today.
We have a Links tab here on Growing Up Disney, where we keep track of our favorite sites and blogs, podcasts, books, radio stations, and vendors. It's handy for quick access to additional resources. I know I am not really supposed to include them in my list for this article but my Blogorail pals and our own Minnie Moms are awesome for reviews, tips, ideas, and magical stories.
Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is My Dreams of Disney.
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop ~ A World View
2nd Stop ~ Growing Up Disney
3rd Stop ~ My Dreams of Disney
4th Stop ~ Disney Donna Kay
Final Stop ~ Colorado Mountain Mom