I’m in love with Mickey Mouse.  There.  I’ve said it.  I.LOVE.MICKEY.MOUSE.  My first visit to the Land of the Mouse was in 1977, and since then, I have visited Disney World in Orlando seven times, and have also taken a Disney Cruise!  I think Disney World is truly the Happiest Place on Earth.  But, navigating all the theme parks can be VERY overwhelming, and I cannot stress enough how important it is to have a solid plan before you visit Disney World….and I have THE GREATEST RESOURCE!  The amazing, fantastic all-knowing Adam Hattan!

 

Adam Hattan under twinkle lights

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You all might remember my visit to Disney World a few months ago.  In this post I shared with you some great Walt Disney World resorts that really embrace Nature, and in this post I wrote about special magical activities in Disney World.  Well, on that trip (thanks to Tanya Foster for letting me tag along as her +1) I met Adam Hattan.  He was so fun, and chatty, and it was clear almost immediately that he knew a LOT already about Disney World.

Daisy Duck Topiary at Epcot

Turns out, back in the day, Adam actually worked for Disney as a Cast Member (Disney-speak for employee).  After a year-long vetting process, Adam, who hails from the United Kingdom, was hired out of a pool of over 4000 candidates and found himself in Epcot, working at the UK Pavilion.  During that year, Adam found himself learning all the ins and outs of Disney World, and began documenting his experiences on his YouTube Channel, which today, has over 30,000 subscribers! With over 1.9 million views over the last year, Adam’s Walt Disney World vlogs are loved by fans all over the world!

Disney Pop Century Resort

If you aren’t familiar with You Tube, this is a Social Media platform for video-only content, and Adam, who is not a Cast Member currently, has videos reviewing every single aspect of every park in Disney World…as well as cruises, and other parks around the world.  His commentary is fun, funny, and more importantly HONEST!  If you are planning to visit a Disney park or plan to take a cruise, I’d absolutely watch as many of his videos as possible!  For example, if you are planning on visiting Epcot, you might want to watch this video or if you are going on a cruise, and want to know more about Disney’s private island, Castaway Key, you can watch this video.

Disney Magic Walt Disney World Castle

For those of you who would rather dig into a good Guide Book, I’m excited to share with y’all that Adam has published is very “Dream Guide:  An Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World”.  He’s currently taking pre-orders, as his guide releases on December 4th, and this guide book is GOLD, y’all!!!! Having spent two years living and working in Walt Disney World and now visiting the resort regularly to produce his range of Disney based YouTube and Instagram content, Adam is collating his Disney knowledge into one handy book.

PC: Adam Hattan

In a recent Skype, Adam gave me a sneak peak at some of the goodies inside his Guide, and speaking from the perspective of a seven-time visitor to Disney World…I will never go again without Adam’s book in my hand!  Really really honest reviews, tips, trivia, and insider information that will make planning your Disney World vacation SO much easier!

Cinderella's Castle at Christmas

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The Dream Guide is designed to be the helping hand for any family. Whether it’s their 1st or 51st visit to Disney World, Adam’s Dream Guide has easy-to-use symbols showing readers everything they should know. It’s the book every family should have, and I’m so proud of Adam for distilling down EVERYTHING he knows into one handy guide.

It’s a must-have if you are planning to travel to Disney World, y’all!  I’d also suggest following Adam on Instagram @adamhattan!  He makes me smile every time!  Alrighty….Get your copy of Adam’s new Guide, and be sure to tell Adam I said “Cherrio”!

The Curious Cowgirl and her Stinky Brother Michael, Michael Motorcycle in 1977

 

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