On September 8, 2010, I started this Disney blog. It’s initial purpose was to document the memories I had of trips I had taken to Walt Disney World, so that I could use this fun medium to keep a historical record of my visits. My introductory post is linked here, for those that wish to read the drivel I was writing back then! Five years is a lot of posts — this is post number 1,655 since that first day — so I hope you enjoy a look at some of my favorites!
As the years have progressed, my journey into the world of Disney Fan Sites has led me on some incredible journeys, and I’ve met some incredible people, some of whom are my friends to this day. On this special 5th Anniversary post, I am taking a little time to introduce to you some of my favorite posts, but these are also some of your favorite posts as well, at least, based on some of the feedback I’ve received over the years. Sit back, relax, and enjoy our look down memory lane, as we explore My Dreams of Disney through the years.
Tanya’s Tips for being selected as First Family at Disney
On April 29, 2013, my friend Tanya, who responded to a post I wrote to see if anyone had an interest in writing for My Dreams of Disney, wrote an incredible post about the time that her family was selected to be the First Family at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. It was — and still is — a very popular post, because being the First Family at one of the parks means that you are selected to open the gates for the day, and it’s a fun adventure that your whole family can enjoy. It takes some luck, and it takes some thought out processes to make this happen, so check out Tanya’s post to learn her tips on what it took for them.
The Disney Apps I roll with
On March 30, 2013, I was asked what my favorite Disney Apps were for my phone. In thinking it through, I came up with a list that, while certainly is in need of an update, is still pretty good in my opinion. Have a look at it, and see if any of those apps are on your phone.
The Lands of the Magic Kingdom
One of my first projects on the site, after I documented my early trips, was to start a series of posts about the different lands in the Magic Kingdom. Of course, when I started this, there were 7 lands in the Magic Kingdom — but now, there are only six because of the Fantasyland expansion. However, I still have pages about the missing land, so go check out the page and let me know which one was closed!
Disney Music on #YouTube — Frozen
For me, one of the best things about the hit Disney movie Frozen was the music. It struck such a chord in me that I wrote several posts about it and the impact that it had in my life. All of that culminated in this post, which drew a lot of interest. In case you missed it, go check it out and let me know what you think of it!
Why Walt Disney World is better than Disneyland — or Why Disneyland is better than Walt Disney World
In July 2013, my family made our first trip to Disneyland — and had an incredible time! Out of that trip became an endless debate — which is better, Walt Disney World or Disneyland? To try and answer that question, I wrote two posts — one on why Disneyland is better than Walt Disney World, and another on why Walt Disney World is better than Disneyland. These are certainly polarizing posts, with each of us having our favorites, so check them out and tell us which is your favorite!
Throughout the years, a lot of things have come and gone — and in some ways, the Disney focus on our blog has waned a bit at times. However, throughout all of that, one thing still stands — we love the incredible legacy that Walt Disney built, and my family to this day, loves going to Walt Disney World. I don’t know exactly when our next trip to a Disney park will be, but until that time, we’ll spend some time here on the site sharing with you our favorite aspects of the world of Disney.
Until next time, I wish to thank each and every one of you, my dear readers, for visiting with us, and for choosing us to help you get your Disney Fix.