Hello and welcome to our Disney blog! We’re Sarah & Tom Bricker, and we founded this site as a place to assemble our photos, tips, and opinions about Disney. Our goal is a fun website providing informative and entertaining commentary to like-minded fans and tourists planning trips to the Disney Parks.
With that, we take seriously being objective and critical, but we still enjoy the parks a lot. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t visit the Disney parks so regularly or have a blog devoted to the subject. Our goal is to present a frank and candid assessment of all things Disney. You will seldom meaningless fluff words like “magical” here, and this blog most certainly is not “sprinkled with pixie dust.” This is written by real people trying to offer unbiased advice based on actual experiences visiting the Disney theme parks.
We take our honesty and integrity very seriously, and are proud of how we cover all things Disney. While we don’t believe we are biased towards anything (aside from excellence), as you can see, there are ads on the site. You can read more about the various bribes, kickbacks, hush money, and potential conflicts of interest on our marketing disclosure page.
Our personal approach to the Disney Parks is fairly laid back. While attractions are important, we try to savor the experience of being there with one another. We enjoy the art of the Disney theme parks, dining, and the exceptional ambiance that makes Disney theme parks so much more than just simple amusement parks or kiddie parks.
Since first opening the doors on DisneyTouristBlog, we have been honored and humbled at the response to our website. The site has seen a strong surge in readership, growing from 2 readers (our parents!) back in mid-2011 to over 11 readers today (the dog and cat count, right?).
There has also been a precipitous increase in hate mail, and the undeniable highlight of the site’s history is when it was attacked by robot walruses. That last part hasn’t actually happened yet, but we fully expect it to occur in the year 2055. Here’s where most websites would feature some reader testimonial quotes showcasing its greatness. Unfortunately, we could only find two such quotes that weren’t laced with vulgarity:
“Wow, this weblog is totally tubular.” -Tom
“Bodacious internet site, dude.” -Sarah
As you can plainly see, our many fans adore Disney Tourist Blog. Actually, the blog has been cited by the New York Times, MarketWatch, Huffington Post, Yahoo, BuzzFeed, Examiner, and a myriad of other resources far more reputable than this one…oh…and Perez Hilton! 😉
This is all great, but it is not enough. We started Disney Tourist Blog for the sole purpose of surpassing Google as king of the internet. Sadly, this day has not come (yet), but it has been a good ride, nonetheless. As for the future of DisneyTouristBlog.com? Well, there’s a great big beautiful tomorrow (and robot walrus) shining at the end of every day!
By the way, all photos on this blog are by us as are all of the blog posts. You will never find a guest post here, because we strive for this blog to have a consistent voice. If you’re interested in purchasing Disney photo prints for your office or restroom, check out some recommendations and tips (and where you can just download my photos for free).
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FINALLY a Disney website/blog that tells it like it is!
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You have so many helpful articles! Is there an index we can browse to find the ones we need to read?
Do you have a list of “motion sickness” rides and does Disney accomodate people who tend to motion sickness by allowing them to experience part of the attraction then leave via an “early out” exit?
Also, my husband is 85 and I will be several months past knee replacement surgery when we go to WDW with our children and their spouses (no actual children in the party). We are strongly considering renting a motorized cart so we old folks can take turns during the day. Does Disney still make accomodations in the queues for people with carts and, if so, would that extend to the rest of our family?
Awesome!! Hope to make use of your site in the months to come!!
Please subscribe me to your list. Your always provide very valuable and unbiased information. We planned a trip to Disney World this April after the spring break with our grandchildren. Planning a vacation to Disney was so much easier when my children were young. We called and mailed a check to reserve our hotel, we made reservations or just showed up at restaurants and we paid admission at the park entrance. We casually enjoyed the whole park , waiting on line at some attractions. Planning now seems so stressful. What happened?
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Just want to thank you for an older article you wrote about capturing the ‘Firefall’ at Yosemite. We are heading there next Friday and hoping to witness the phenomenon and capture it. My husband will be using a zoom lens similar to the one you describe in the article. We secured a reservation at Yosemite Valley lodge and plan to arrive early for parking g and settling in place for the sunset Thanks, Tom
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