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Hello and welcome to the Dad For Disney Blog. I'm Tim Brooks and I live in upstate NY with my wife of 15 years and our ten-year old daughter. I spent the early part of my career out of college working in sports information at the University of Delaware and then Allentown College. After leaving Allentown College, I did some freelance work and then taught sports management at Lehigh-Carbon Community College and then The College of St. Rose when we moved to upstate NY for my wife’s career. After my wife gave birth to our daughter, I decide to stay home with her and put my career on hold. Now, that she is ten years old, I volunteer at her school while keeping the house in order and writing my WDW planning guide tentatively named "Walt Disney World for Tweens and Teens". Dad For Disney and the Dad For Disney Blog is in no way part of, endorsed or authorized by, or affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or its affiliates.

A Visit to Yachtsman Steakhouse

A couple of years ago, my wife’s aunts and uncles took our daughter into the parks for the evening and my wife and I were able to enjoy a relaxing dinner at Yachtsman Steakhouse.  One of the things that I enjoy about staying at The Contemporary/Bay Lake Tower is easy walking access to the Magic Kingdom Bus Depot.  My wife and I walked over the depot to catch the Yacht Club/Beach Club bus.  We always bank plenty of time to get from point A to point B at Disney but we were lucky enough to catch a bus right away to Yacht Club.

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My Multi-Part Review of the Disney Dream: The Restaurants

Continuing my multi-part series into the Disney Dream, we stop in one of the most important aspects of many vacations…the restaurants.  The Disney Dream has a variety of restaurants for all tastes.  Five sit-down restaurants, a buffet, many made-to-order counter service locations, and lots of places to grab a refreshment.  One thing is for sure, you will not go hungry on the Disney Dream.

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My Multi-Part Review of the Disney Dream

A couple of weeks ago, my family and I took our first-ever cruise on the Disney Dream.  Not just our first cruise on the cruise but our first cruise, as a family, on any cruise line.  I had taken a week-long cruise around Hawai’i with my parents when I was a teenager but a lot has changed since my last cruise.  The ships are bigger.  They have more amenities which are more luxurious and comfy.  They offer more port excursions.  Just everything is different and mostly for the better.

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Pandora – The World of Avatar Preview

Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend one of the Pandora previews and got a first-hand look at what the Disney Imagineers have created inside Animal Kingdom.  I will upfront with you…I have never seen Avatar the movie so I had no idea about the storyline, scenery, characters, etc.  I went into this experience with no preconceived notions and, most importantly, no expectations mainly because I did not know what to expect.

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Hall of Presidents – An American History Lesson at The Magic Kingdom

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Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Red Loop. Today we are exploring experiences that people tend to overlook at Disney.
If you started the loop from the beginning, you stopped by some wonderful attractions at EPCOT’s World Showcase.  Now, let’s travel to the Magic Kingdom and more specifically to Liberty Square as we head inside the Hall of Presidents.

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