Category Archives: Weekly Recaps

Happy First Birthday Blog!

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The Dad For Disney blog officially turned one year old over the weekend.  Instead of celebrating over the weekend, I decided to hold this celebration today.  It gives people a change from all the May the Fourth be with you posts.  🙂

Like all blogs, it started out with an idea and then started out very small with only a few followers.  Over the summer, word get out about the blog and it grew rapidly.  During the fall and winter as more life activities got in the away, posts became a bit more infrequent and the growth slowed.  Now, I am back to posting everyday and the growth has been reborn.  I am proud to that, as of publication, the Dad For Disney Facebook group has 813 members with almost as many followers on Twitter.

Today’s article is going to be more like a weekly recap article where I re-share some of the milestone and more popular articles from the past year.

First article (non-introduction): A news-only article from May 3, 2014

First Non-News Article: Disney Ticketing Past and Present

50th Article: The Weekly News Update from June 21, 2014 – what a recap! 🙂

100th Article: Some Trivia About Space Mountain

150th Article: Learn All About Thumper

200th Article: Some Tips About Travelling With a Large Group

250th Article: A Review of L’Artisan des Glaces 

Most Popular Article (2014 – 3,956 views): The Reasoning Behind the Many Colors of the Concrete at Walt Disney World

Most Popular Article (2015 – 1,181 views): Will We Ever See a New Country Added to EPCOT

What does Dad For Disney have on tap for Year Two:

  • More Articles
  • More News – Both on the Blog and from the Mice News Minute as Part of the Behind the Magic Podcast (
  • More Opinions
  • More Trip Reports (Walt Disney World Trip in October and hopefully a return to Disneyland in August)
  • More Friends as word spreads about the blog
  • A New Book coming for the holidays – WDW Guidebook for Tweens and Middle Schoolers (Tentative Name)

Thanks for joining us on this great first year and hoping that year two is even more successful and fun!

Weekly Recap – May 3, 2015


Festival of Fantasy #23Welcome to the end of year 1 at the Dad For Disney blog.  It’s a fun and successful year for the blog as I’ve had the chance to watch it grow from one member following to a group of over 800 followers.  Tomorrow, I will have a much larger recap article on tap.  But now, let’s look at the busy week on the blog.

We started the week looking at movies that can help you get in the mood for your Walt Disney World or Disneyland vacation.

Then moved into the world of special events past, present, and future at Walt Disney World.

Wordless Wednesday took us into the world of storytelling and I told the story of dinner at Yachtsman Steakhouse.

There are many types of attractions at Walt Disney World.  A top 5 list of the Show Attractions at Walt Disney World made an appearance on Thursday.

We closed the week tackling the topic of free dining and has it run its course as a Walt Disney World promotion.

I also recorded my first Mice News Minute for the Behind the Magic Podcast.

Thanks for reading!

Weekly Update – April 25, 2015

We are just one week away from the 1st anniversary of the Dad For Disney blog.  While there will be no special celebration (sorry, no cake and ice cream for our followers).  There will be a round-up of the articles from week and the most popular articles of the year.  Here, though, is this week’s round-up:

We opened the week by taking a spin on The Matterhorn at Disneyland.

Then had a healthy debate about if we will ever see a new country added to the World Showcase lineup.

Wordless Wednesday had an Earth Day theme and saw some nature.

The Orange Loop of the Magical Blogorail took us around the value resorts at Walt Disney World.  My stop took us to the Art of Animation.

We closed the week out by taking four rides on Spaceship Earth.  One ride for each narrator of the attraction.

Dad For Disney has some big news which will be announced on the Facebook group later today.

Thanks for reading!

Weekly Roundup – April 18

Another week at Dad For Disney has come and going and for the first time in a long time, there was a new article everyday.  Spend some time, this weekend, catching up on what you may have missed.

We started the week looking at some ways Disneyland is “better” than Walt Disney World.

We took a swim in some of the best pools at Walt Disney World.

Saw some signs on another edition of Wordless Wednesday.

We went over to EPCOT and grabbed a snack at L’Artisan des Glaces.

The news wire rolled with some updates from the world.

Finally, we grabbed some popcorn and took in some of the forgotten Disney movies of the 1980’s.

I will be back, next week, with another full slate of articles from the world of Disney.

Thanks for reading!

Weekly Update – April 12, 2015

Welcome to a weekly update that is actually an update on the last two weeks since I took a break for the Easter Holiday.

Start off the update by learning what are some park bag essentials.

Go back in time and learn about the very first Walt Disney World Candlelight Processional.

Have some debate over selfie sticks and their appropriate use at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

Top 5 List time as I go my Top 5 Disney Sidekicks

Walt Disney World takes action on selfie sticks as they ban on attractions only (still allowed during parades, shows, and general park use)

A Wordless Wednesday with my Four Favorite Rarely Seen Characters in the parks

Surviving rainy days, thunderstorms and hurricanes at Walt Disney World

Thanks for reading!