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It All Started With A Book… Reflections

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I have always loved Walt Disney World as long as I can remember.  In my wildest dreams I never imagined that my love of Disney World would become my passion and take me down this road.  As I reflect back on 2010 I am ever so thankful for the blessings in my life, the people I have been privileged to meet and the new Disney friends that I have made. 

It all started some years ago with a book — The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World.  I studied it like I had a final exam, highlighter in hand and Post – It tabs at the ready. It kept Disney alive for me.  The pages became tattered and torn.  In The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World I found a section about podcasts.  I had never listened to a podcast, but thought I’d give them a try.  I found one called WDW Today.  I was hooked.  There was something about those guys and one gal.  They knew what they were talking about, they were professional and they seemed liked old friends.  From here the journey goes that this Disney Geek discovered what she really loves.


I am immensely thankful to be part of the team.  If you love our website, it goes beyond the awesome CROWD Calendar, Touring Plans, and detailed information; the people that contribute to this site are delightful.  It’s like a bowl of soup – each ingredient adds a flavor that alone might seem a little weird, but when combined – not  so weird.   They love what they do!  I am grateful for the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World & WDW Today because unknowingly they propelled me on this journey.

I can’t wait to see where 2011 takes this Disney Geek.  Let the journey begin…

On a different note, I am headed to Disney World next week to run in the ½ Marathon.  (This is something I NEVER would have done if I hadn’t listened to WDW Today and been inspired by Len Testa and Mike Scopa).  If you’re going down I’d love to hear from you.  After the snow at last year’s marathon, I’m a tad nervous. 

You can follow me on Twitter @Caroline251.

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Caroline Baggerly

Caroline has a love of Disney that her family and friends don't quite get. Always ready for a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth or to do research for "The Unofficial Guide".

6 thoughts on “It All Started With A Book… Reflections

  • It’s funny because I have had the same experience. I remember reading the guide back in middle and high school in study hall. I would study it instead of what I was supposed to be studying. Now I go every June with my wife and kids and we love it. I love it even more with kids. Thanks for all you do. I am very thankful for the book, podcast, and website. Great work!

    • Hi Ryan, It’s nice to meet a kindred spirit. Thank you for taking the time to read our posts. We really appreciate it. Thank you for your kind words.

    • Thank you, Matt! I will need all the luck I can get. I hope I get to see you.


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