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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.

Two Hours, Three Mountains, Seven Dwarfs

While my wife was spending time with her sister and niece at the Bon Voyage Breakfast, my daughter and I headed into the Magic Kingdom for some exciting time in the parks.  We hopped on the monorail for the short ride from The Grand Floridian to the Magic Kingdom.  I really wish there was a way to make a walkway from The Grand Floridian to the Magic Kingdom like the walkway from The Contemporary but, alas, the water way where the Electrical Water Pageant floats are stored gets in the way.  Still we were in the park before 8 am.  However, we could not beat the end of the opening stage show and had to walk through the crowds to our first stop, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

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Bon Voyage Breakfast Review

On my family’s most recent trip to Walt Disney World, my wife, her sister and niece dined at The Bon Voyage Breakfast hosted by Trattoria al Forno on Disney’s Boardwalk.  I was off with my daughter climbing the four mountains of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom (that’s another blog post for another day).  My wife knew this was a new and unique experience for our family and took great pictures of her experience for use on the blog.

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Minnie’s Holiday Dine & Jingle Bell Jingle Bam – A fun night at Hollywood Studios

During my family’s trip to Disney last December, we headed over to Hollywood and Vine for Minnie’s Holiday Dine.  This event was added in 2015 for what was just the holiday season but rapidly expanded to a year-round event and made a return for the 2016 holiday season.  This made it an easy addition to our dining lineup for this trip.

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Packing Light and Efficient for Your Disney Day

One thing that many park goers (especially rookie park goers) overlook is how to park light and efficient for their time in the parks.  This topic is mainly going to focus on how to pack if you do not have infants or toddlers in your groups.  I started to go to Disney once my daughter started school so that area is not my area expertise other than to say that packing with an infant or toddler requires a lot more stuff.

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