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 that 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, potential conflicts of interest, and blood diamonds we receive on our marketing disclosure page.
We make the regularly visit Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Shanghai Disneyland, and Tokyo Disney Resort. Currently, Walt Disney World is our home park complex. We previously lived in Southern California for a few years before putting everything into storage to travel “for a few months.” A few months turned into a full year, during which we pretty evenly split our time between Japan and the United States. We’re now temporary Florida residents. Meanwhile, most of our stuff still “lives” in a California storage facility, awaiting our return.
Our personal approach to the Disney Parks is fairly laid back. While experiencing attractions matters, we try to savor the experience of being there, and being 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).