I have always loved planning vacations, especially to Walt Disney World, so I am sharing my best planning secrets and some great free Walt Disney World planning printables, every month leading up to our trip in a series: One Year Countdown to Walt Disney World
- 12 Months: Introduction // The 3 Big Questions // Free Printable Budget Planner
- 11 Months: 11 Month Update // Best Free Planning Resources // Printable Journal Cards
- 10 Months: 10 Month Update // Top Planning Websites // Free Printable Stroller Tags
- 9 Months: Disney Dining Plan Review // Free Printable Top 10 Attractions List
- 8 Months: 8 Month Update // Top 10 Tinker Bell Gifts // Printable Tinker Bell Gift Tags
- 7 Months: 7 Month Update // Best Disney World Planning Books // Travel Info Sheet
- 6 Months: 6 Month Update // Touring Plan Spreadsheet
- 5 Months: 5 Month Update // Pin Trading Guide
- 4 Months: Disney Movie Countdown // Free Printable Daily Disney Planner
- 3 Months: Best Gear for Traveling with Kids // Printable Guide to Rides by Height
- 2 Months: All About FastPass+ // Free Printable Character Autograph Print
- 1 Month: Disney World Packing List
- Countdown to Walt Disney World: Disney World Trip Report
This almost 40 page booklet contains our reservation information and a little bit about each park. It goes into some detail about Fastpass+ and invites our family to register at MyDisneyExperience.com, which I will talk about in more detail below.
It also has “Next Steps” in the back of the booklet including a personalized timeline leading up to our trip. Since I will likely be making my own trip binder as our vacation gets closer, I will probably scan the most important pages into my computer.
This month I connected our reservation with MyDisneyExperience.com. It is really a fun website where we will link our reservations, order our magic bands, reserve restaurants, and make our FastPass+ reservations.
Planning Tip: If you are traveling with multiple families (like our Multi-Generational trip), you can connect with them through Family & Friends so they can see your trip information and you can plan together.
It was a busy month since we also received the 2015 Disney Planning DVD! I have been forcing myself to slow down and only watch one section per day, but my resistance is growing thin. I might just cave in and watch the whole thing (it’s not very long) then search my local library for more Disney World documentaries. (Side note: I am such a dork!)
This Month’s Planning Resources:
If you have anything to add to the conversation, don’t be shy! I would love to answer any of your Disney planning questions and if you share a tip I love, I might just include you in next month’s countdown.
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