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Old 02-26-2005, 03:38 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: Do you carry your Passporter to the parks?

I like your index card idea! It looks like I'll be leaving my PP at our house because I know that I'd hate lugging it around! I wish April would hurry up and get here already!!!!!
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Old 03-08-2005, 07:11 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Re: Do you carry your Passporter to the parks?

I bring the PP on the trip & leave it in the hotel - referencing it in the mornings.

I found a cute spiral bound hardcover mini-notebook with Pooh on it - copied all our phone numbers & PS's in it and used it as a journal for the trip. It fit easily in my waist pack & made writing the trip report tons easier!
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Old 03-12-2005, 10:24 PM   #18 (permalink)
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We took "the holy grail" as DH likes to refer to it, EVERY day - Since he was wearing the bookbag!
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Old 03-13-2005, 06:35 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Re: Do you carry your Passporter to the parks?

Like most of you, I brought mine with me on my trip, but left it in the hotel room, feeling it was too bulky to take with me for the day. My first trip in Nov. '03 I had a spiral-bound edition and ended up ripping the pages of the park maps out of the book and taking them with me for the day; yes it did mess up the pages a little. This past trip in November, 3004 I upgraded to the Deluxe edition and again took the park map pages along with me for the day; the Passporter maps are better and easier to read than Disney's, IMO. Plus, now that they're on sturdier paper, they hold up better in the parks. I enjoy having the Passporter with me in the hotel room at night to preview the next day's activities and fill in the Passpockets.
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Old 03-13-2005, 08:08 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Re: Do you carry your Passporter to the parks?

I always took my PP to all the parks. I bought a waist bag at Walmart that was longer than a nomal waist bag. It fit perfectly in it and I was able to put other things in it also. I put it over my head and arm. It was very comfortable.
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Old 03-19-2005, 02:04 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Re: Do you carry your Passporter to the parks?

I've done both! I've carried it in a shoulder bag and I've brought it but left it in the hotel. I must say that I prefer not to carry it. This year I'm buying a deluxe though so I can take pages out and carry them if I want to. I usually make a 3X5 index card plan for the next day each night in the room as we sit around and discuss it. Then all I carry is the card and the WDW provided map. It works out great!
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Old 03-20-2005, 10:46 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Re: Do you carry your Passporter to the parks?

I don't take mine into the parks. I do, however, do a version fo the "index card trick." I duplicate all my info from each PassPocket onto a large posty note which I stick to each pocket during my preparation at home. Before we leave our room I just remove that day's posty, fold it in half and put it in my bag. When I enter the park and pick up my guide map I just unfold the posty and stick it to my map. It stays there as handy reference for my PS's and must-do attractions and tips for the rest of the day!

For me, my Passporter is more of a planning and organization tool rather than a "touring guide." My family refers to my deluxe passporter as "The Tackle Book" because if they EVER see me lay it down unattended they have permission to tackle me! That's because the deluxe binder is perfect for all my important documents, ID, credit cards, cash, etc. Literally my entire trip is in one book and it spends all of it's unattended time in the room safe. (Hmmm, I better not wear a name tag at Mousefest this year or you all will know who's passporter to "make off" with to seriously increase your souvenir budget! ) Anyway, it fits perfectly in the room safe and I don't worry about misplacing anything important in the myriad of pockets in my carry-on.
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Old 03-20-2005, 10:16 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Re: Do you carry your Passporter to the parks?

<font color="blue">I don't take mine to the parks, I do bring it with me to read on the plane and in the hotel room. I keep a lot of info for the trip I'm on in the passporter. I like to travel as light as possible while touring the parks.


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Old 03-21-2005, 12:28 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Re: Do you carry your Passporter to the parks?

I have the spiral 2004 and just got the deluxe 2005. I was thinking that I may just pull the maps from my old book (since I don't really care if they get bent up) and leave my deluxe pristine back at the house!

Index cards will work great for PSs and all my Fairy Godmailer info!

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Old 03-21-2005, 08:06 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Yes, grasshopper, but where you made your first mistake was admitting to it!
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Old 03-22-2005, 08:47 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Re: Do you carry your Passporter to the parks?

I do carry my PP with me in the parks,I put it in a gallon size Ziploc bag and into the back pack it goes, I like to be able to refer to it when I need it. Hey it also gives me something to read while I am waiting in line!!
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Old 04-01-2005, 12:17 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Re: Do you carry your Passporter to the parks?

Yes we do the same thing. Bring it on the trip but leave it in the room. I make a couple copies of the PSes (one for my Passholder and one for DH's camera bag) and usually make a couple copies of the "updates" that they provide on the web page. (I have gone enough times now that those are usually the things I refer to most--the recent changes.) That way we have everything in the room if we want to make a new PS but only have a few light-weight pages to take with us (and get all messed up--YES they do!) HTH, Alicia
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Old 02-16-2006, 07:05 PM   #28 (permalink)
 
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Re: Do you carry your Passporter to the parks?

I usually have mine so far in advance that I have read it through multiple times. I circle and underline--in pencil only!--the most important facts for our current trip and then leave it in the room. (Although the beautiful color maps, which are much better than Disney's, have tempted me to pull them out and carry them with me, the librarian in me is afraid to actually do that. Pencilling in a book is bad enough...)

I purchased a Passporter ticket holder to wear and I pop my charge slips, etc. in it. Then at the end of the day, I make notes on the day's events in our Passporter and put all our receipts into the appropriate pocket. I feel so organized!

Of course, I then start reading again for the next day. No better browsing when sitting by the pool than my Passporter.

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Old 02-17-2006, 08:41 AM   #29 (permalink)
 
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Re: Do you carry your Passporter to the parks?

Best idea I ever followed was one I read about here. I took the maps out of my Deluxe PP and took them to Staples to get color copies for 19c each and on the back I book my itinerary page for that day (schedule, touring plans, PS) everything and then I had it laminated together.

When we just went back last week, we actually used the same maps and cards though our PS #s were obviously different I just taped the new over the old and used the same touring plans as we generally like to do the same things and it isn't set in stone....just reminds me where we'd like to be around what time.
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Old 02-24-2006, 07:40 AM   #30 (permalink)
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I take mine in so I always have my ADR confirmation #'s with me and its a great way to stay organized.
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