How a Disney Travel Professional Does Walt Disney World (Part III: Planning: Getting Organized)
Now that you have gotten to know me a bit, it is probably obvious that I am a planner form the top of my Mickey Ears to my toes. I talked in previous articles about resort choices, what kind of park tickets to purchase, dining reservations, and many other choices….so how does this all tie together when it comes to actually going on your trip? I have one word for you…SPREADSHEETS!
Mix it all together and you get something like this: (Click here to download this spreadsheet)
Another great way to use spreadsheets is to make a packing list. No one wants to interrupt their time in the parks to go shopping for toiletries that were left behind. I use a spreadsheet to mark off items for each family member as they get packed so I can be sure not to miss anything. Here is what our packing spreadsheet looks like:
I hope that all of this planning advice has given you an easy way to start your next Walt Disney World Vacation. There is one last piece of advice I would like to offer….be flexible. Nobody likes to have a plan more than me but I can tell you that even I deviate from the plan as the situation warrants.
About the author:
Katherine Schutte first fell in love with Disney as a child on a family trip in 1976. Her passion for all things Disney led her to her career as the Owner of Magical Castle Vacations where she happily makes the magic of Disney vacations come true for families, honeymooners, adult and senior travelers. She is a graduate of Disney’s College of Knowledge (yes there is such a thing) and has extensive knowledge of Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line through her many visits. Visit her website at MagicalCastleVacations.com
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