When it comes to Disney you are either a Disney person or not. I am a full blown Disney person and proud of it. You can tell me to grow up, you can tell me its for kids, you can tell me I’m not normal (but seriously we all know I’m not normal and its for many different reasons, this is not one of them), you can tell me it’s hot and crowded and full of screaming kids and parents and generally a nightmare. I will listen then tell you to bibbidi bobbidi back up out of my life but nicely with a smile because I’m a Disney person.
There are two camps when it comes to a Walt Disney World Vacation. First is the most crowded camp which is plan your meals, Fastpasses, Touring Plans etc months in advance and down to a tee. Second is the rebels who like to go with the flow and see what happens, don’t make plans and try to work it out when there. Anybody who knows me know I am very clearly stationed permanently in camp one, though I must admit I am envious of those in camp two.
Now planning a Walt Disney World vacation is a lot of work. It involves making plans months in advance. It involves research for everything from Fastpasses to dining reservations to transport. If you want to dine at Cinderellas Royal Table or Be Our Guest and want to get a FastPass for Toy Story Midway Mania or Seven Dwarfs Mine Train then you need to plan.
Basics you need to know are do you plan on staying on or off site? What restaurants do you definitely want to eat at? What do you want FastPasses for? If staying off site how are you going to get to parks? Shuttle, rental car or taxi? Villa or hotel? If staying on site what days are Extra Magic Hours? Dining Plan or no? I feel the inner Monica Geller come out as I write this!
If this seems like too much work for you then its probably not the best place for you to go. Alternatively you can use a travel agent who can take care of all of this for you. I will reccomend Jacquie Skurla over at A Touch Of Pixie Dust Travel for all your Disney needs. Jacquie is so helpful and has a great knowledge of every aspect of Disney from cruising to the parks. I use her as my TA for cruises and couldn’t recommend her more.
Over the next few days you will be seeing some posts about planning. How I do it and tips I have found useful. Hope you enjoy.
Until next time, let your gypsy soul wander.