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The PERFECT Vacation Starts Here

So, you want a nice relaxing “PERFECT” Vacation. Right?

How about a trip to Walt Disney World?

This is going to be SIMPLE, right?

Maybe not so much. A lot of people who plan a trip to Walt Disney World get:

  • Stressed
  • Confused
  • Overwhelmed
  • Scared
  • Lost
  • And even a little freaked out?

Like my buddy Pigment. He found out it’s…

Not so Simple.

When does the Fun start?

Planning a trip to Walt Disney World can be a daunting task. Here are just a few of the questions that come up:

  • Where do I begin?
  • When do I book my trip?
  • Where should I stay?
  • I’m going to walk how many MILES per day?
  • When should I go?
  • How long should I stay?
  • Is my child old/tall enough to ride?
  • Which day of the week is best for…?
  • What is Quick Service, Table Service?
  • What is this about 3 hour lines?
  • Will my son like character meals?
  • Which park should I start with?
  • My friends said…?

And what or earth is an ADR, FP, DVC, DDP, EMH, MDE, MK, DHS, Poly, Pop, GF, MagicBand, MemoryMaker, LMNOP?

Are you getting a little nervous yet?

Maybe you’re wondering when the FUN starts?

How about a little Magic?

Hi, my name is Carl Trent, or “Dad” as I’m known to my friends (and kids).

First, let me say…


Have no fear, Dad’s here and I’m going to take all your cares away! I can help you plan the PERFECT vacation. I will make YOUR vacation…

How am I going to do that? It’s pretty Simple. It’s a lot of Fun. And it’s truly Magic.

The way I’m going to do that is with Dad’s Simple Fun Magic Guide to Walt Disney World Planning.

My brand new book!

In Dad’s Simple Fun Magic Guide to Walt Disney World Planning I take away the stress and confusion that comes from planning a trip to Walt Disney World.

Overwhelmed? Scared? Lost? Maybe a little Freaked Out?

It’s OK. That’s natural. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

From the first page of the book I walk you through a step-by-step, Simple, Fun, Magic way to plan YOUR trip.

The first chapter reveals the ONE BIG TRUTH about a Walt Disney World vacation. Shh, don’t tell anyone and I’ll reveal it here. The ONE BIG TRUTH is…

And that’s Simple, it’s Fun and you know it’s full of Disney Magic?

That’s just the start. Let’s see what’s inside.

The Book is divided up into 3 sections. As you can guess the sections are called Simple, Fun and Magic.

In Section Simple, I take you back to school and we look at the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of planning the PERFECT Walt Disney World Vacation.

Next comes section Fun, where together we tackle how make YOUR PERFECT PLAN; for conquering the parks.

Finally comes section Magic, where we look at the things that make a trip PERFECT.

Starts here. Welcome to the Magic.

What others are saying

Carolyn says

I just finished reading the book! What a fabulous job!

Congratulations on doing exactly what you set out to do; creating a book with Simple instructions, making reading it and planning a trip Fun to get you to the Magic!

I love how upbeat the book is! I love the links that will be so incredibly helpful for the the first timers (or second timers, etc.). I love how your personality shines through and especially how your love for Disney bursts onto the pages. The excitement of planning is on every page.

Brad says – 

Working my way through the book and so far it’s spot on: Simple to understand, Fun to read, and planning Magic.

Kim says

Even though I have planned over a dozen of my own trips to Walt Disney World, I still found useful information in this book. I love the idea of having a name for out trip. We are using this to help name our MagicBands.

Also, the planning worksheets were a great way to include the entire family. We made it a game and even guessed which favorite each other would choose!

Simple, Fun, Magic was really fun to read!


Not only is Dad’s Simple Fun Magic Guide to Walt Disney World Planning, full of Simple, Fun, Magic advice about how to plan YOUR trip, but it has a whole bunch of helpful extras. Extras like:

  • Planning Spreadsheets
  • eBooks
  • Packing Lists
  • Checklists
  • Sharing Forums
Simple Fun Magic Tools

Oh, and there’s singing and dancing and just a whole bunch of good ole Disney Fun!

Buy Now!

Are you ready for a PERFECT vacation?

Do you want a Simple, Fun, Magic trip to Walt Disney World?

Don’t you think my little buddy Pigment is cute?

What are you waiting for? Dad’s Simple Fun Magic Guide to Walt Disney World Planning is available at Get your copy today. Come on, you know you want to.

Push The Button. (My version of subliminal advertising.)

You’ll love it.

Trust me!