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A brief history of disneygeek.com

Disneygeek.com started out as Jason's Disney Facts and Opinions and first popped up on the World Wide Web way back in 1994 at the dawn of creation (Internet time). The site has slowly evolved and expanded over the years. Our biggest change came in 2000 when we became disneygeek.com. In May of 2002 we expanded and now encompass both disneygeek.net and disneygeek.com.

Our goal with this site is to try to provide you with an interesting and unique experience. If you do a search for Disney on the internet thousands of sites show up. We try to provide comments, opinions, and thoughts about Disney mostly from a guests perspective.

You will find information on various Disney related experiences we have. Ranging from lectures to visits to the parks. We are also always looking for more contributors and as we get writings we share those, whether they are trip reports, Cast Member Experiences, guest columnists, or just someone sending in a random fact or opinion.

Important Dates in the Sites History:

  • Site launched as Jason's Disney Facts & Opinons in Fall 1994
  • October 2000 became Disneygeek.com (registered 9/27/00)
  • August 2001 launched e-mail newsletter
  • May 2002 added Disneygeek.net (5/29/02)
  • January 2005 launched the Geek's Blog
  • July 2009 launched our Twitter Feed @disneygeekcom
  • June 2010 launched our YouTube Channel
  • September 2011 - Started contributing guest columns to AllEars.net to share our experiences with a different audience


So what is a disneygeek? (Defined by the Geek's Brother)

Chances are if you are actually reading this, you are a Disneygeek, or you have the potential to be a Disneygeek!  This is not a derogatory term by any stretch of the imagination.  How it started was my brother has always had a sort of fascination with Disney.  Be it the Disney theme parks, their sports teams, the movies (read: animated features), whatever, he loved them, almost to the point of obsession in my eyes.  With the advent of the Internet, and watching him spend hours reading newsgroups and looking at hundreds of thousands of web pages dedicated to Disney, I realized that he was not alone with his "fascination".  So basically a Disneygeek is a person that takes the like, as in I like Disney, to that next plateau.

Who is the disneygeek? (Again from the Geek's Brother)

Well as I mentioned briefly, he is my brother, a man that goes to Disneyland and spent over an hour taking pictures of construction of DCA before he even goes into the park, a person who's favorite attraction is the line board.  This is a person who started watching hockey simply because Disney owned a team.  He's that guy you see while watching the fireworks show at Disneyland, humming along and pointing to where the fireworks are about to go off.  Seeing the show too many times will allow you such skills. It's pretty scary if you ask me, but that's what makes him the Geek! 


Geek's Thoughts:

Spending my early years in the midwest meant that my first Disney Experience was Walt Disney World. I had two trips to Orlando under my belt before my family moved to California. For our first Christmas in Los Angeles, in 1985, we headed to Disneyland and spent a night at the Disneyland Hotel. As you can see with the list below over the years I have stayed at most of the Walt Disney World Resorts and experienced many of their vacation packages too. In 2015 I made the trip overseas to visit Hong Kong, Tokyo & Paris.

The Geek (Jason) has been to WDW(Nights) - 36 trips totally 256 nights:

  • 1981 - Offsite Sheraton Lakeside (3)
  • 1985 - Offsite - Can not verify/remember Resort (4)
  • 1990 - Polynesian(3) / Premier Cruise(4) / Caribbean Beach(4)
  • 1994 - Port Orleans(6-Food-Fun) / Beach Club(4-Admiral) / Swan(1)
  • 1996 - All Star Music(1) / Yacht Club(7-Deluxe Magic) / All Star Sports(1)
  • 1998 - December - Coronado Springs (1) / Yacht Club(7 - Deluxe Magic) / All Star (1)
  • 2000 - March - All Star Movie (7 - Food-Fun)
  • 2000 - December - Yacht Club (8 - Deluxe Magic)
  • 2002 - May - All Star Sports(5) - Bought Premium AP
  • 2002 - December - Animal Kingdom Lodge(2) / Yacht Club (6 - Concierge)
  • 2003 - March - Animal Kingdom Lodge (5)
  • 2004 - May - Pop Century(3) / Beach Club (7 - Concierge, Junior Suite) - Bought Park AP
  • 2004 - September/October - Pop Century(7)
  • 2005 - May - Radisson Parkway(1) / Pop Century(6)
  • 2006 - April/May - Pop Century(7) - Bought Park AP
  • 2006 - December - Pop Century(8)
  • 2007 - March - Port Orleans, Riverside(8)
  • 2007 - December - Port Orleans, French Quarter (7) - Bought Park AP
  • 2008 - April - Contemporary Resort (7)
  • 2008 - December - Port Orleans, Riverside (3), Coronado Springs (5)
  • 2009 - May - Contemporary Resort (7 - Platinum Package)
  • 2009 - December - Port Orleans, Riverside(7 - Disney Dining Plan)
  • 2010 - May - Port Orleans, Riverside (7 - Disney Dining Plan - upgraded to Premier Pass)
  • 2010 - December - Pop Century (7 - Disney Dining Plan(5) - Preimere Pass)
  • 2011 - May - Pop Century (7 - renewed Premier Pass)
  • 2011 - December - Pop Century (1 + 4 on Disney Dream + 5 back at Pop Century - Premier Pass)
  • 2012 - April - Pop Century (8 - Premier Pass)
  • 2012 - September/October - Port Orleans Riverside (8 - Premier Pass & Disney Dining Plan)
  • 2013 - April - Pop Century (6 - Premier Pass)
  • 2013 - December - Boardwalk Villas - 1 Bedroom (7 - Premier Pass)
  • 2014 - April/May - Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village 2 Bedroom (6 - Premier Pass)
  • 2014 - December - Beach Club Resort (7 - Premier Pass)
  • 2015 - December - Beach Club Villas - 1 Bedroom (7 - Premier Pass)
  • 2016 - April/May - Pop Century (7 - Premier Pass)
  • 2016 - December - Pop Century (7 - Premier Pass)
  • 2017 - April/May - Boardwalk Villas - 1 Bedroom (7 - Premier Pass)

The Geek(Jason) has been to Disneyland (Between 2000 and 2015 - 500 trips):

Other Disney Trips:

Equipment

Cameras I currently use: The primary Camera I use right now is the Canon 7D which I started using in November 2010. This is a digital SLR camera and I have three primary lenses. A 10-22mm wide angle, 24-105mm and a 70-300mm telephoto. I used the Canon EOS-50D from November 2008-2010 and used a Canon 20D from December 2005 - November 2008.

  • Canon 7D (November 2010 - present)
  • Canon 50D (November 2008 - November 2010 as primary now backup)
  • Canon 20D (December 2005 - November 2008 as primary now backup)
  • Olympus 720 (2006 - present)
  • Sony Cybershot DSC -V1 (2003-2005)
  • Sony Cybershot DSC-U30 (2003-2006 - Geek's Brother)
  • Sony DSC-S75 Cybershot (2000 - 2003 for most pictures)
  • Sony DSC-70 Cybershot
  • Sony Mavica FD75 (2000-2003)


  • GoPro Hero (2013 - present)
  • Creative Vadu Video Camera (2010 - present)
  • Sony 8mm Handycam
Canon EOS-7D
(2010 - present)
Canon EOS-50D
(2008 - present)
Canon EOS-20D
(2005 - present)
Lens (70-300)
(2005 - present)
Lens (10-22)
(2007 - present)
 
430EX Flash
(2009 - present)
Lens (28-135)
(2005 - present)
Creative Vado
(2010 - present)
Olympus 720
(2006-present)
Sony DSC-V1
(2003-2005)
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