First 5 Things to do to Make Planning a Disney Vacation Simple
Planning a Disney vacation can be insanely stressful. You are not alone if you agree.
On top of that, the internet has so much information out there that you can easily become overwhelmed.
Where does one start?
Forget about all the tips and tricks you know about planning a Disney vacation. Don’t worry about the fact that Disney is 47 square miles big. Let’s get down to basics and give you the best head start ever.
#1 Request a Free Disney Vacation Planning DVD from the Walt Disney Company
Every year, Disney creates a set of planning videos that anyone can get for free.
These videos are so great. They show you everything you need to see that’s perfect at Disney World.
If you’re at all on the fence about going to Disney World, this video will give you the answers you need……To go. And that’s why Disney has no problem giving them away like candy on Halloween.
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Decide on one place where you will keep all of your notes, budgets, plans, etc on Disney World.
My organizational tool of choice, in almost all things I do, is Google Drive. When I am planning any vacation, all I do is create a sheet on Google Drive and keep everything that pertains to that vacation in one place.
I like the drive because it is easy to use and accessible from anywhere. iPhone, Andriod, home computer, work computer. Anywhere. And you can share documents with anyone you want.
However, I also do like writing things down. So maybe a notebook you have laying around or one from the dollar store is your thing.
The point is to find one place where you can keep everything Disney vacation oriented. This will help as you gather more and more information.
#3 Figure out the WWH.
Before we start figuring out some of the logistics of your trip, remember that most things are not set and in stone and this is just something we do to give the vacation a little structure.
The first W is the when. When are you going to Disney World? Accomplishing the dates will allow you to do so many things such as check lodging and flight prices, the average temperature in Orlando during that time, and more.
The second W is the what. What do you want to do while you are there? Again, this is super preliminary, you might not even know what you can do while at Disney World but just jot some stuff down.
The H is how long. By jotting down the what, you can now guestimate the how long. Start by estimating a day for each activity with a rest day or two.
#4 Go to Disney World’s website and put together your vacation to see how much money it will cost.
Beware. This is probably going to be a huge number. But go into this knowing this is just to help guide you on the financial side of your Disney vacation.
Take this a little further by creating three budgets. A value one, moderate, and deluxe (or bronze, silver, gold).
Spend some time looking at the resorts, the ticket options, etc.
#5 Buy the BEST Disney World guide book
I’m a Disney World veteran, but I still get the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World every single year.
This guide book is good for planners at all stages. It breaks down Walt Disney World, every park, every ride, even the restaurants.