Made Your Walt Disney World Plans Yet? A New Website Says You Need to Do So By Sunday, June 8

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A new website for first time family visitors to Walt Disney World,, gives exact instructions for the best possible first family trip to Disney World. These instructions include arriving in Disney World on December 6, 2008, and having all plans firm at least 181 days before then. Families going to Disney World this year who follow the site's instructions need to firm up their plans by June 8, as that date is 181 days before December 6. The site gives other equally precise advice--and the next best options for those who can't follow that advice!

this site is awesome! Where was this site when I had to figure all this out for myself?

A new website for first time visitors to Walt Disney World,, says families going to Disney World this year should arrive December 6, 2008, and have all their planning done by June 8.

The website gives exact instructions for first time family visitors, and its principal author, Cleveland-based David Hobart, notes that early December is the best time at Disney World--low crowds, the lowest prices of the year, and spectacular holiday events and decorations. He also notes that since guests can begin reserving dining venues at Disney World 180 days in advance, having plans firm by June 8th--181 days before December 6--allows travelers to make their dining reservations on June 9th, the earliest possible day.

The site,, is the only website designed solely for first time visitors to Walt Disney World. For them, it has precise advice for making a first family visit to such a complicated place as good as it can be. In addition to when to go, and how long in advance plans need to be made, topics include how long to stay, how old and tall children should be, where to stay, what to budget, how to eat, where to eat, itineraries for every day of a stay, and a to-do list. Families that can follow its advice to the letter will be done with their planning after reading just 300 words.

Moreover, for families that can't follow its exact advice, includes next best options. If a family simply can't arrive December 6th, the site ranks every week of 2008 (and 2009) in order, based on whether or not rides are open, typical crowd levels, and prices. Families can simply go down the list of ranked weeks until they find the one that works for them.

David Hobart, the principal author (his father, Howard and son, Alex, have helped out as well) has been working on the site in his spare time for several years, including making more than 20 visits to Walt Disney World, reviewing millions of words of material, and conducting quite a bit of analysis. (In his "real" life, he is a business strategist with an MBA.) "There are wonderful guidebooks to and websites about Walt Disney World out there," he notes, "but none is directed solely at first time family visitors--people who value their time and their money, and who aren't sure if they'll ever go back, so they want the best possible first family trip. Also," he continues, "no other book or website gives exact advice, and none gives next best options in case that exact advice can't be followed."

The site has been operating for barely over two months, and already has had thousands of visitors from 39 countries. The site has been very well received. One visitor, Cindi R., commented: "this site is awesome! Where was this site when I had to figure all this out for myself?" Another visitor, Joan S., said "having done the trip 6 times, I really wish the site had been around when we started! What a great idea!"

For additional information contact David Hobart or visit

About is a new, first-of-its-kind travel site that focuses on first time visitors to Walt Disney World, gives exact instructions for the best possible first trip, and--more importantly--gives next best choices if these instructions can't be followed.

It uses the power of the web, and its ability (through links) to focus on just what is of interest, to free people from having to invest hours in poring through guidebooks that were written for everyone, to dig out what's just right for a first--and perhaps only--visit.

David Hobart


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