Monday, February 7, 2011
Where do you find like-minded Disney lovers?
When I was planning my first "real" trip to Disney World in 05, I bought a planning guide: Passporter Walt Disney World. I loved how it was organized. It had awesome info. I used it with every step of the process. It was my Bible!
And then a few months before our trip, I noticed they had an online community. I had been a member of a Mom's community for a few years and I liked it. I figured I'd check it out. WOW! These people knew EVERYTHING! I was in awe! I soaked up every bit of knowledge that I could. Most of our planning was already done by that point, but I learned tons of stuff and stockpiled it for later.
And the more trips I took, the more obsessed I became, and the people in that community became so important to me. When my friends in real life were sick of hearing about Disney, I had a whole bunch of internet friends who would never tire of talking. When I kept one of our trips a secret cause I was sick of hearing everyone in our lives say "AGAIN?" or "Aren't you sick of that place?", I had my internet friends to talk to and share my joy with.
I love having this community, where I can go with any question imaginable, and someone will know the answer!
I know there are tons of other communities out there, but from what I've read, Passporter is one of the most moderated and friendly. There are somewhat heated conversations from time to time, but from what I understand, ours are NOTHING compared to how nasty people can get on some of the other message boards.
So, if you're looking for a friendly Disney community, stop by the Passporter Boards! I'm sure you'll see me around!! (SARH7 is my screen name!)