Gavin Doyle: Disney Expert, Bestselling Author, and Media Entrepreneur

Gavin Doyle started blogging about Disneyland when he was 13 years old and now his two sites, and, reach millions of readers onsite and tens of millions more across social media and the newsletter each year. He also wrote the best-selling book “Disneyland Secrets: A Grand Tour of Disneyland’s Hidden Details”.

The sites grew out his passion for helping families save money and experience more at the Disney Parks and beyond. Today the sites cover Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal, Legoland, and more. The approach of the site is always positive, yet honest. Readers turn to Mickey Visit for essential tips, discounts, and news for their vacations.

The site reaches readers across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and a weekly newsletter where over 100K engaged subscribers receive updates multiple times each week (join the free newsletter here). Gavin works hard to ensure that Mickey Visit is always at the bleeding edge of social media and was one of the earliest Disney sites to build an audience on TikTok and Instagram Reels.

Gavin is frequently called on to serve as an expert on Disney. Over the years Gavin Doyle has been featured by numerous outlets including ABC, Forbes, the Huffington Post, Travel + Leisure, the Los Angeles Times, OC Register, SF Gate, Food & Wine, Business Insider, Yahoo! News, and many others. Content from the site is also syndicated by the Associated PressMSN, and the Visit Anaheim tourism bureau. Doyle was first quoted in Forbes at just 13 years old on the then-new Disney store layout.

In early 2022 Doyle led the creation of a Disney-themed Wordle game that has since been played over 2 million times.

Mickey Visit started with a focus on Disneyland and Southern California vacations and offered information on Disneyland tickets, hotels near Disneyland, and when to visit Disneyland but has since grown to include even more tips with information on Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Hollywood, and Universal Orlando. The site has been recognized by readers as the top resource for planning and saving money on their Disneyland vacations.

Previously also included a “New and Noteworthy” podcast that featured interviews with the Disney Imagineers and others that brought the magic of Disney to life. Doyle used the stories that he had gathered from exclusive interviews with Cast Members and Imagineers to write his bestselling book “Disneyland Secrets: A Grand Tour of Disneyland’s Hidden Details.” With a 4.7/5 star rating on Amazon, this book has become a must-read for those interested in the history of Disneyland. The success of the book has only helped to solidify Gavin Doyle as a true Disney Expert.

gavin doyle is a expert on disney seen here with mickey mouse

Gavin Doyle has been a Disney enthusiast since his first visit to Disneyland at age four. His first memory of Disneyland is visiting on a rainy day when the park was joyously empty. The pure bliss of walking onto any ride with no line fed his initial love for Disneyland. This love developed over the years as he began to appreciate the effort that went into the creation of a theme park like Disneyland. He became fascinated with the idea of becoming a Walt Disney Imagineer (people responsible for the creation of Disneyland), but decided he couldn’t wait until after college to start working among the magic.

He is also dedicated to philanthropy and has a special focus supporting Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, and Make a Wish. During COVID, Gavin helped to raise thousands of dollars for Disney Cast Members and community members in need.

Gavin Doyle is available as an expert on Disney, social media, making money online, and young entrepreneurship. Contact Gavin Doyle >

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