Hi, I’m Heather – wife, mother, writer, homeschool teacher, and Disney World fanatic! Years ago, when I first started this blog, our family of five didn’t fit the Disney World “quad occupancy” mold, so we had to get creative when visiting our favorite place. Since that time, Disney World has created many more options for big families and multi-generational travel parties. Does that mean this blog was a force for change? Nope. But I like to pretend I had something to do with it! 😀

Another development since the launch of this blog… our family’s need for dietary restrictions. My son has been diagnosed with celiac disease, and I have developed a shellfish allergy. The result? You’ll now find tips for allergy- and celiac-friendly Disney dining on this site.

To check out our podcast, please visit The Disney Duo. For my author blog, see Driving Blind. To learn more about my books, see MuseItUp PublishingAmazon, or Barnes & Noble. Thanks for stopping by!

*2017 update* Due to Walt Disney World’s increase in options for large families (yay!), I have decided to stop posting updates on this blog. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Magic Kingdom 2009

This blog is not associated with the Walt Disney Company.


12 Responses to About

  1. paul says:

    any current deals regarding free dining plans for winter 2013? My family of 5 is looking at visiting Disney for the first time…

    • HFBrainerd says:

      Hi Paul – There are no current “free dining plan” special offers. Right now, there is a room only discount for stays 11/1/12 – 11/16/12 and 11/24/12 – 12/22/12. Also note the room discount for stays 1/2/13 – 1/17/13 and 1/21/13 – 3/7/13. I wouldn’t be surprised if a free dining plan for winter 2013 is announced around 11/1, so keep checking the WDW website (or this blog as I check the Disney special offers obsessively). Let me know if I can help with any planning tips. I’m not a travel agent, just a Disney nut!

  2. Claire Fischer says:

    Hi Heather,

    I was hoping to get in touch with you to discuss some travel information about Disney. Could you email me by any chance?

  3. Claire Fischer says:

    Hi can you email me at claire@flipkey,com

  4. Thanks for the “like”! Hope you entered the giveaway?

  5. Hi! We’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award 🙂 http://disneytoinfinityandbeyond13.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/liebster-award-2014/ Check it out!
    -Buzz & Woody

  6. Love your blog! I just nominated you for The Liebster Award! Check out the info here: http://disneyworldenthusiast.com/2014/04/21/the-liebster-awards/ 🙂

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