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jillyjoey
04-15-2006, 11:14 AM
Who is with me that planning for you WDW trip is half the fun? My DH says I am afflicted. Don't care, I admit I am obsessed.

BTW, in addition to travel books, if you are a Disney addict you may want to read Mouse Under Glass -- pretty cool book about Disney movies.

Kick Save
04-15-2006, 11:24 AM
I have the same sickness as you...planning another trip now. My wife has decided that I'm only happy if I'm planning our next trip to Disney.

I'm giving Tourguide Mike a try right now, too. Read the unofficial guide, and figure between the two I should be pretty well armed when we get there in August.

lustergirl
04-15-2006, 12:36 PM
I know the feeling... I am one of those "overplanners". I am constantly planning for our next trip "home". After all of the planning is done I become rather bored then the anxiousness sets in on waiting for our trip date to come upon us.

byoung
04-15-2006, 01:20 PM
We do plans but don't always follow them.

lustergirl
04-15-2006, 01:28 PM
Last year I was a fanatic. I found out what park had extra magic hours on what days and planned our daily trips to them accordingly. Because of the heat in September we didn't follow our plans to the "t". This year I have made our ADR's for September but I am letting my sons decide on which parks on what day but I know they will want to visit AK on the first day for Expedition Everest. I guess it fun to plan everything but sometime reality sets in and you just can't do everything on your to-do list. I think a major disruption last year was because of the heat, it really set me back a loop- we are from the north and our summers are nothing like Orlando.

islandbeachnut
04-16-2006, 07:25 AM
I'm totally with you that planning is part of the fun. As soon as we return from a trip to the world, I immediately begin planning the next one. :sunny:

tmt martins
04-16-2006, 07:30 AM
I have 2 trips all set and am looking for an extrended weekend trip (dang those PAP's)between the 2 .We just went to sixflags and spotted a display of Disney stuff.

DW just started laughing at me .

Tosie
04-16-2006, 07:40 AM
I feel that the planning is the actual start of the vacation (for me, anyway - I do it all!)

disgram
04-16-2006, 07:52 AM
We are going in August, and I am already starting to think about our trip for next year!!! :rotfl: :rotfl: I have a legitiment "excuse", though. Have granddaughters and want to take each of them. That is the excuse that I use. In reality, I want to go!!!! Always end up taking all three with me!! WHAT!!!! I cannot take just one!!!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :wizard:

HappyLawyer
04-16-2006, 12:05 PM
it makes the entire trip worth it, my family does not understand why i plan, but they always rave about how great the trip was and all the things we did and how much they enjoyed it, ok-duh all my planning, this year my neice will be celebrating her birthday i am planning for that, but i am not telling anyone about that, so i can't wait to see her face.

Jrabbit910
04-16-2006, 12:16 PM
Planning is half the fun... My DB is taking me there for my birthday and its supposed to be a surprise.... I cant help but to throw my two cents in!! :) to much fun... its all worth it when you get there. No matter if you stick to the plans or not, it always makes me more excited to do it! :)

Minniespal
04-16-2006, 01:01 PM
I feel that the planning is the actual start of the vacation (for me, anyway - I do it all!)

Me too :goodvibes

Mermaid4me
04-16-2006, 01:36 PM
I feel that the planning is the actual start of the vacation (for me, anyway - I do it all!)


I am right there with you!!! But, it is a labor of love. We leave in 10 days and planning this vacation has really gotten me through a long, hard and cold winter. I feel like it is my part time job :lovestruc :lovestruc We had a sad winter: lost 2 family members. :guilty: So we are all really looking forward to it. I ordered a goodie basket from Peggy's Sweets to be delivered to my 4 boys(DH, and 3 DS) We are staying at the Poly for the first time :banana: :banana:

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Aalore
04-16-2006, 03:31 PM
I also agree with that. Planning is very fun yet you learn so much as well!

ktink
04-16-2006, 03:34 PM
I LOVE to plan for an upcoming trip. It's my drug of choice :rotfl: DH thinks I'm crazy and I tend to get on his and the dd's nerves at times. :rolleyes2

PoohGal05
04-16-2006, 03:37 PM
I love planning our trips!


Who is with me that planning for you WDW trip is half the fun? My DH says I am afflicted. Don't care, I admit I am obsessed.

BTW, in addition to travel books, if you are a Disney addict you may want to read Mouse Under Glass -- pretty cool book about Disney movies.

snickerpoo
04-16-2006, 09:32 PM
I love planning for our first disney trip. My husband thinks I am nuts. I am always lurking on these boards. He said he doesn't even want to think about the trip until a week before. I think half the fun is planning. :woohoo:

joyeric
04-16-2006, 09:39 PM
Who is with me that planning for you WDW trip is half the fun? My DH says I am afflicted. Don't care, I admit I am obsessed.

BTW, in addition to travel books, if you are a Disney addict you may want to read Mouse Under Glass -- pretty cool book about Disney movies.
My DH is afraid after all the planning and excitment I will be disappointed when we get there. Of course I'm not the least bit worried about that :rotfl2:

Grumpy's Wife
04-18-2006, 04:56 PM
:surfweb: This is me every morning. I have to get my Disney fix before I start my day.

taeja71
04-18-2006, 11:11 PM
::yes:: me too.

laura001
04-19-2006, 08:35 AM
I am always planning....if not for us then for someone else. My DH just shakes his head. :confused3

lindakmonty
04-19-2006, 08:55 AM
Strongly agree!! the planning is 1/2 the fun. You not only enjoy it... you have a better vacation because you're better informed and prepared. I hate missing out on things just because you didn't know about it. I do my homework and it is always WELL worth the time spent. You're not running around clueless and just winging it :) We leave in 6 days, return on May 6... I guarantee within 2 weeks...I'll be plannig our next trip. My dh2b is retiring in July so it will be so hard for me to go to work everyday knowing he doesn't have to be at work everyday anymore...I'll be working on him big time... lets go to Disney...lets go ...lets go :) I can take my laptop and work from there:)!!! This will be his FIRST trip to Disney and I can't wait to see what he thinks. I am a disney fanatic... its everywhere in my house!!! He liked the cruise..so we'll see. Maybe we can plan a trip for the free dining? :) :banana: :cheer2: :banana: :hourglass

ToyStory#1fan'sMom
04-19-2006, 12:01 PM
I am having the best time planning our upcoming trip! Dh and I have a small weekend trip planned for next month at a nearby resort town and I haven't done anything to plan for it because I've been obsessed with the Disney trip!!

Kate

tinkerbell60
04-19-2006, 12:06 PM
I consider planning the beginning of the trip - it make the magic start sooner!!!

mikey20
04-19-2006, 01:40 PM
For me its the only thing that keeps me from going crazy. I get so excited about any vacation and the more information i know the better the trip will be. :)