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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.

My Family’s Disney Cruise Adventure – As Told by My Daughter Part 2

My family is finally in the Bahamas and my parents got up at like 7:30 because they had a spa appointment at 8:30, so I wasn’t allowed to go to the spa because it’s an adult area. I woke up at 10:10 and my parents got back around 10:20. My parents asked me what I was going to do for the day because we didn’t get off the ship on that day in the Bahamas. Continue reading My Family’s Disney Cruise Adventure – As Told by My Daughter Part 2

My Family’s Disney Cruise Adventure – As Told By My Daughter Part 1

I’m about to go on my first Disney Cruise EVER. I’m going on the Disney Dream Cruise Ship. We are headed to the airport to fly all the way to Florida. The ship docks at Port Canaveral in Florida. I’m super excited to go on the Cruise. My family and I just made it to the airport to fly to Florida. My family and I are flying through JetBlue Airlines.

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My Number 1 Counter Service Location: Contempo Cafe

This month on the Peach Loop of The Blogorail, we are talking some of  the best counter service location at Walt Disney World.  My favorite is the Contempo Cafe located at The Contemporary Resort just steps away from The Magic Kingdom.   Read more to find out why.

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What Was Learned at the D23 Parks Panel

Yesterday at D23, the Parks Panel presentation took place and A LOT of new information was dropped.  So much information that I have to break in down park by park and then what is going on outside the theme parks on the resort side.   Let’s dive in head first.

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How To Beat the Crowds at the Food & Wine Festival

EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival is one of the most popular time of year for EPCOT.  Vacationers and Orlando locals, alike, flock to the theme park to enjoy the international cuisine offered by the festival.  This year’s festival is the longest on record starting on August 31 and ending on November 13.   The festival is filled with special demonstrations, concerts, along with more than 50 booths scattered through the World Showcase and now into Future World.  All of these events bring lots of people.  What are some good ways to avoid the crowds and get the most out of the festival?

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