Top Disney Bloggers 2018
Welcome to Planning The Magic! We are going to go through the best Disney bloggers and what they have to offer.
Planning a Disney vacation is so much work but also so much fun. That’s why it’s important that you’re getting your information from a reliable source aka a Disney blogger that really puts time and effort into their work.
When you’re a huge Disney fan and a Disney blogger, you find joy in learning everything you can about Disney and sharing that information in an easily digested format.
Here we go:
MouseSavers.com – Not too long ago, like six years, I was struggling, trying to make Disney happen on a lifeguard’s $8/hr budget. MouseSavers shows you many different ways to save on your Disney vacation.
Disney Food Blog – Best place to get all there is to know about eating at Disney. Disney has some of the best restaurants and chefs so it’s no kidding that we all need help choosing and there’s a whole blog dedicated to it.
ChipandCo – One of my favorite websites for up to date Disney news and information. They also have great suggestions about planning your vacation.
InsideTheMagic – Similar to ChipandCo, Inside the Magic has a lot of updates and news on the Disney Parks. It’s Disney info by Disney lovers.
DisneyParks – The official Disney Parks blog by Disney!
Dad’s Guide to WDW – Carl is a genuine Disney lover that seeks to help you plan your Disney vacation.
Disney Tourist Blog – Tom and his wife always write all they can on a subject and it’s very helpful. I see Disney Tourist blog as best, not for Disney newbies, but Disney veteran fans. He is very knowledgeable and helpful with planning.
Blog Mickey – This blog has great aerial photos of Disney and many reviews of different places at Disney World.
Planning The Magic – Not to my toot my own horn, but I shall. My website is mostly about going to Disney and getting the most bang for your buck, with other helpful Disney tips.
All Ears – All Ears feels like the Disney wiki to me. They have video tours of the all of the resorts.
WDWInfo – Right on the homepage you can find a featured discount and featured video and other great information.
WDWPrepSchool – Shannon is a true Disney fan, follow her blog for fantastic tips.
EasyWDW – A blog that tries to make planning a Disney vacation easy.
Guide4WDW – Just published 102 Disney World tips, is a great source for Disney vacation information.
Points To Neverland – Helps you maximize your credit card points and other loyalty points to make a Disney World trip so much cheaper.
Military Disney Tips – So helpful if you are a military family. The discounts for those serving/those who have served are great. Make sure to look into this blog if you’re eligible.
Your First Visit – This blog started exclusively to help people plan their first trip to Disney World but still is very helpful for future/additional trips.
These are some of the best Disney blogger websites. If this isn’t enough for you, there are plenty of (family) travel blogs that also spend a lot of time on Disney. SavvyMamaLifestyle, Eat, Drink and Save Money, No Guilt Life, All Day Mom and so much more!
Where to start planning your Disney vacation?
If we’re here, it’s because you’re trying to plan a Disney vacation and need some help on where to start, and who to trust.
I’ve listed the best Disney bloggers but does that really help you start planning? I want to take this a step further and really tell you how to get started. Grab yourself a notebook or some paper.
Step 1 – Create a firm foundation. Gather the basic information that you need about Disney World. You can do this the paid way, (less than $20), or the free way. It depends on your style and time vs money consideration.
A. The free way – request a Free Disney Vacation Video from Disney. Use these videos to learn the basics about Disney World and what it has to offer as a family vacation option. Once you see this you can start with 2018 planning guide by Disney Tourist Blog.
B. The paid way – still request a Free Disney Vacation Video from Disney. It’s free and so nice to watch. I get them every year. Get yourself the best Disney guide there is. I go to Disney multiple times a year and still buy it every single year.
Step 2 – Decide the logistics, when, how long, etc.
Step 3 – Nothing is final until you book, remember that. This is the time for you to play around with packages and vacations setups. Start with setting up a package with Disney. This is a really good place to get a feel for what this vacation could look like.
Step 4 – Not to leave you hanging but now is the time to take advantage of all these great Disney blogs and just read until you can’t anymore. It’s enjoyable posts and easy to read. The more you know the better.
Start Here: 2018 Disney on a Budget Guide
With these steps, you are on your way to creating a great foundation to build your Disney vacation on. You can’t decide where to eat when you don’t know that there are 4 main theme parks, 2 water parks, and golf courses…..right?
My most recent “first timers” trip to Disney was when I went to Disneyland, September 2017. The first thing I did was get the guidebook I mentioned before, followed by some research on the Disney blogs I mentioned also.
As I did research, I took notes. Especially if it was something I wanted to do. The guidebook came to the park with me.
Once you start planning your Disney vacation, it will be a journey of reading tips and tricks about Disney World. Down to where you can stand to get the best view for parades and shows. Disney World is my absolute favorite place in the world and it earned that title. What are you waiting for? Pick a blog and explore!