Robert Niles

Robert NilesRobert Niles is an author who grew up building and programming computers, then studied math and political science at Northwestern University, got a job at Walt Disney World, and became a leader in the development of online journalism. Today, he lives in Pasadena, California, where his children attend public school.

Robert's Theme Park Insider has been named the top theme park site on the Internet by Forbes and Travel + Leisure magazines and has been a finalist for the Webby Award for best overall Guide/Ratings/Reviews site. In 2001, Theme Park Insider became the first website to win a major journalism award for a "citizen journalism" report when the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and Online News Association honored Theme Park Insider's Accident Watch with the Online Journalism Award for Service Journalism.

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Books by Robert Niles

Theme Park Insider: Orlando 2014
Get all of Theme Park Insider's reader ratings, tips, and advice for planning a trip to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, or SeaWorld, with Robert's new 2014 Orlando guidebook. It's more than 200 pages of great insider information that will help you get the most from your vacation.

Stories from a Theme Park Insider
Robert tells dozens of warm, fun, light and occasionally embarrassing stories about life working inside the world's most popular theme park - Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

How to Make Money Publishing Community News Online
Robert's guidebook teaches mid-career journalists, journalism students and even community members how to start and run a profitable community news website, with examples and exercises to help would-be publishers develop the skills and experience to lead their communities.

Websites by Robert Niles

Theme Park Insider
Plan your next vacation to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris, and other top theme park destinations.

Violinist.com
One of the longest-running and most respected communities of violinists online includes exclusive interviews with famous violinists, answers to frequently asked questions about the violin, daily blogs and ongoing discussions.

Sensible Talk
Robert's blog about education and consumer news.