How do you plan your itinerary
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I plan what parks what days and then do ADR's according to what park for that day. I pick the rides or events I don't want to miss and write them down. Each day I take out one of the planning pockets from my passporter and a map and carry them with me.
I enjoy the planning stage very much. I usually start planning about one year in advance.
I start with the park I want to visit and then make ADR's. I go over my PassPorter and check off all of the "must do's". It's also a good idea to check the calendar of events on disney.com for each park so you know when all of the parades and fireworks are scheduled. Have a great trip! We LOVED CBR!
I plan what parks what day and I then make our ADR's. Of course, once we get to WDW, we end up throwing our plans out the window (except for our ADR's) once we get there because all the kids want is Magic Kingdom!!! LOL
We do keep the evening EMH's especially for Magic Kingdom and Disney MGM Studios.
I start with which restaurants we want to eat at, as we love the food at Disney. Once I've got that in place, I think about which parks we want to do on which days and then slot the restaurants in accordingly. I don't tend to plan a route for attractions any longer, as we never seem to go at busy times of the year and we don't go for the rides with the longest lines - e.g. Space Mountain or Rock'n'Roller Coaster, which helps. Usually we know which park we want to head for and where we're eating that day and if we're meeting any friends and that's about it. [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
I usually go by the hours of operation and schedule what days in accordance to the EMH schedule.We definately hit the morning extra hours as my 2 kids are early risers. Then I pick where we want to eat and fill it in. As far as the park flow....we try to think what everyone will be doing and do the opposite............
When we first started going, waaaayyyyy back in 1984 I would plan almost every detail. Back then we didn't do ADR's, just counter service and running to the car for a sandwich. I would pow-wow with my sister and my DH about what they wanted to see and write everything down. Now, I plan which ADR's we want and make them. then I plan which parks we want to cover on which days. We hit the must do's (I don't write everything down anymore.)and then the things we missed if time allows. We are much more laid back now. I do always carry a backpack with conformation numbers and first aid items.