Warning: Teen In Disney Cyberspace

Howdy, blog readers! My name’s JillAnn – that’s not a typo – and I’m a few months short of 16. Despite my age, I’ve been lucky enough to go on 19 WDW trips (all cost-conscious trips, of course) and write for The Unofficial Guide for 3 years! In the most recent edition, the 2009 Guide, you can read my “best and worst Disney dessert” reviews.

So I’ll be giving a teen perspective on Disney World – minus only a love of Tower of Terror. If you have no idea how to include your teens in your trip planning, what your adolescents want from a resort, how to set them free in the parks without letting them loose, and more, I’m here for you. I’ll also probably make forays into food commentary – old habits die harder than Bambi’s mom.

I’m psyched to be blogging about my favorite place in the whole universe. Next time (if Len Testa hasn’t fired me by then) I’ll either be helping dads in creating a WDW father/daughter date, or I’ll give tips on getting teens excited about a trip to Disney World. Unless, being a teen, I don’t tell you what I’m doing and then sneak back in at 1a.m.


I'm born-and-raised in Indiana, but I'll be off to college soon. I'm 16 and a major Disney dork. If you want teen advice on touring WDW, I'm your girl!

8 thoughts on “Warning: Teen In Disney Cyberspace

  • April 23, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Great idea! My daughter is a huge Disney fan, we make our yearly trip every October. Would be great to hear what other teens like since she is 9 going on 19! Look forward to next post!

  • April 23, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    I currently have two teenage daughters, and they will be joined by a third in October. My youngest turns 11 on Sunday and we will be at EP and MK. In fact our plane leaves in a few hours. My girls are always excited about a WDW trip, heck were going back in August for two weeks! Look forward to your posts, I think this is a great idea.

  • April 23, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Hi JillAnn – I need to let my sis know about your blogs as she has a 15+ something that goes with her on all their 5+ Disney World trips a year – (except the “ladies” Food and Wine festivities LOL) Best of luck and look forward to reading what you have to offer as my daughter, sort of like “susan’s” is 11 going on 21 LOL!!!

  • April 23, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    I hope you have a fantastic time on your trip! Even without the new birthday deal, there’s no better place to spend a b-day than the Happiest Place on Earth.

  • April 23, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Hi JillAnn. I’ll be looking forward to your blog’s. We have a 16, 13 and 11 year old that will be joining my husband, myself and our 4 year old @ Disney this August. I look forward to tips from you on how to accomodate our teenagers while still making the 4 year olds first Disney trip memorable.

  • April 23, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Kim C, my parents can completely relate to your situation; I have a 19-year-old and a 5-year-old brother. Soon, I think I’ll do a blog post just for you about what I call “teens n’ tots touring.” 🙂

  • April 23, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Looking forward to your blog. I’ll have two 16 year olds and a 12 and 10 year old on our June trip.

  • April 23, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    I’m going to Disney in Novemeber with two 15 year old girls and a nine year old girl. I’m looking forward to finding out how to set my teens free, without setting them loose.
    I look forward to reading your comments.

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