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Disny4girls
06-27-2007, 09:28 AM
: Hey everyone. :cheer2: I have been reading since Nov and finally am able to post.
I have so many question it's not even funny. We will be leaving on Aug 3rd for a stay at seaworld and then the 5th to the 11th will be our first time at Disney World!! It will be my family, myself, myhusband and my two little girls 6 and 9.
I have some what of a itinerary but it's not much of anything. What should I put on there? I have my ADR'S we have a ADR for BBB. I have when our bus leaves SW to DW. and our flight info. I just don't know what else to put. Thank you for any advice you can give me!!

MISSYLEXI
06-27-2007, 09:31 AM
You could put park hours and the EMH (if you are staying on site).

mariettadisney71
06-27-2007, 10:30 AM
Are you stay on property at WDW or off-site from 8/5-8/11?

Disny4girls
06-27-2007, 10:45 AM
Are you stay on property at WDW or off-site from 8/5-8/11?

We are staying at ASMo. I thought my girls would like it the best. We are a family "on the go" so I didn't want to pay a lot for a room that we probably would never be in.

Disny4girls
06-27-2007, 10:49 AM
You could put park hours and the EMH (if you are staying on site).

Ahh...Thanks!! Actually I do have those. That is why we are doing AK on Sat. our last day. Start off with the safari first. I do have "things to do" such as Pochahontas and friends, to see sue but I have no times by them. My girls really love animals and dino's so I thought that would be a relaxing day.
I do have our check out time on there but since we have ME we will just pack our bags before we leave that morning.

mariettadisney71
06-27-2007, 10:53 AM
I am having a mental moment, what is ASMo?

sharonmickey
06-27-2007, 10:56 AM
ASMo - All Star Movies

phyllis1966
06-27-2007, 10:57 AM
Our itinerary usually consists of a day-by-day chart of :

-breakfast ADR and conf #
-what park that morning
-when/if we are taking a pool break midday
-dinner ADR and conf #
-what park we'll be in that night
-what parades/fireworks we're seeing that night
-other activities we may be enjoying that night, for example, mini-golf


Welcome to the DIS and have a great time!




:sunny:

mariettadisney71
06-27-2007, 10:59 AM
Disny4girls

Have you been to FL in August before?:scared:

mariettadisney71
06-27-2007, 11:07 AM
You can also add phone numbers of all the services that you will be using:
1.Limo/shuttle service
2.ADR number
3.Hotel number
4.Airline

I am usually an unorganized person at home but when it comes to planning a WDW trip I am all over details. My DW wishes I applied all that org. skills to the homefront. I explain that this happens only once in a while and home stuff goes on forever!:rotfl2:

mariettadisney71
06-27-2007, 11:08 AM
ASMo - All Star Movies

:thumbsup2

Keokagal
06-27-2007, 11:09 AM
Have fun! We'll be at the beach Aug 3-6 then at Dolphin 6-13. Keep cool and hydrated. :drinking1

Samantha/NC
06-27-2007, 11:18 AM
I had a notebook that I worked on all last summer--it had:

-a breakdown of the parks---each ride in that particular park, whether it had fastpass or not, slow loading or not, and whether it was a must do for our kids.
-park hours and EMH's at the parks.
-we made copies of our tickets and had those in the notebook
-we also had a packing list
-We had our day to day schedule-which we would talk about each evening
to see if we wanted to change anything
-we also had CS and restruants in each park
Samantha

Tink3Belle
06-27-2007, 11:36 AM
I like to put what area and which attractions I am planning for that day - along with when I want to head back to the hotel for a break.

CA/RA2000
06-27-2007, 11:44 AM
I'm a little different from most. I have the pertinent info, such as car rental info, hotel info, ticket info, and park hours. But I don't like to go by an itenirary. To me, that is not a vacation. I liketo do whatever it is me and my family feel like doing that day.

Unregistered
06-27-2007, 11:57 AM
I'm like CA/RA2000. I take my ADR numbers, tickets, and id.

Sometimes I write down hidden Mickey locations and trivia about the parks on notecards. I color-code the notecards for each park and put them on a binder ring.

We usually play the day by ear, if the kids are cranky we leave the park for the hotel and take a little break. Then return when everyone is in better spirits so we can see the nighttime shows.

MomBoyd
06-27-2007, 12:21 PM
My DS 6 says "don't skip Soarin' at EPCOT! It is awesome!" :cloud9: We will be in the World from August 1-10. Where are you staying?

Disny4girls
06-27-2007, 12:52 PM
Disny4girls

Have you been to FL in August before?:scared:

no I havne't!! :sad2: My next step is to start packing. should I pack all tank tops for my girls?

sharonmickey
06-27-2007, 12:56 PM
The hottest I've been at Disney was actually one June. It was over 100 every day I as there.

August will be hot. Make sure you pack sunscreen. I usually wear tank tops however I take a couple t-shirts (or at least sleeve-less tops). That way if you do get sunburn the t-shirt will protect your shoulders from more sun.

Disny4girls
06-27-2007, 12:57 PM
I'm like CA/RA2000. I take my ADR numbers, tickets, and id.

Sometimes I write down hidden Mickey locations and trivia about the parks on notecards. I color-code the notecards for each park and put them on a binder ring.

We usually play the day by ear, if the kids are cranky we leave the park for the hotel and take a little break. Then return when everyone is in better spirits so we can see the nighttime shows.

How impressive;)

I am concered about our ADR's at BBB then we have ADR'S at `1900 Fare Park in the GF Cafe at 8pm. We are staying at ASMo so should we go back to ASMo first? Will we have enough time before dinner. I am soooo worried about the buses to and from ASMo. I have read all of teh DISser's advice. At one time I tried to switch resorts to CBR but it was full.

Disny4girls
06-27-2007, 12:59 PM
We will be in the World from August 1-10. Where are you staying?
we are staying at ASMo!! I am meeting a mommy I met 6 years ago on a board. We had our daughters at the same time!

Disny4girls
06-27-2007, 01:01 PM
The hottest I've been at Disney was actually one June. It was over 100 every day I as there.

August will be hot. Make sure you pack sunscreen. I usually wear tank tops however I take a couple t-shirts (or at least sleeve-less tops). That way if you do get sunburn the t-shirt will protect your shoulders from more sun.

Thanks!!
That is on my next things to do list!! Start packing!! ugh...that will be more work then planning:confused:

sharonmickey
06-27-2007, 01:04 PM
I also plan on at least 1/2 hour for buses. That is from when I leave a park until I get to my hotel. Timing depends on if a bus has just left the park or is in route. I don't remember any problems with the buses at ASMo, although at park closing they are crowded.

mariettadisney71
06-27-2007, 01:19 PM
OK the packing begins:scared:
Here are some thoughts and ideas
-Pack all light colored clothing (the sun reflects off light and absorbs in darks)
-Pack at least 2 outfits per day (this way you can have fresh clothes for the evening, no funky B.O. smells):scared:
-SUNSCREEN make sure it is water/sweat proof:cool2: MAKE SURE YOU SCREEN YOUR EARS AND FEET
-Bring comfortable walking shoes and more than one pair, there is a good chance of rain every day
-Rain gear, you can buy ponchos @ WDW but for the same $ can can get much better ones @ walmart in the camping section. The ones @ WDW are short and will get your shorts wet where the ones @ walmart go down to your ankles.
-Fluids, we bring bottled water in to the parks

Now you can also try this (we are going to try it this year) you can pack lite and do some laundry.:laundy: I have never stayed at ASMo but the laundry is usually by the pool. With your kids being on the young side, I would recommend a trip back to the hotel for an afternoon nap and dip in the pool. Then head out for the even activities.pirate:

Have fun:rolleyes:

mariettadisney71
06-27-2007, 01:24 PM
How impressive;)

I am concered about our ADR's at BBB then we have ADR'S at `1900 Fare Park in the GF Cafe at 8pm.

Are you going to the BBB and 1900 in the same day?:eek: Is BBB, mickey's backyard BBq?

Crazy4Disney06
06-27-2007, 02:38 PM
I'm a little different from most. I have the pertinent info, such as car rental info, hotel info, ticket info, and park hours. But I don't like to go by an itenirary. To me, that is not a vacation. I liketo do whatever it is me and my family feel like doing that day.

Ditto! I did not get park hoppers because I did not want our family of 5 running around and getting on the bus all day, so I have a list of our ADR's what park we will be at that day and what the EMH hours are. Other then that I like to do what ever it is we feel like at the time. If we don't see it all there is aways next time. ;)

Disny4girls
06-27-2007, 02:39 PM
OK the packing begins:scared:
Here are some thoughts and ideas



Have fun:rolleyes:

WOW!! Thanks! That helps a lot!:rotfl:

Disny4girls
06-27-2007, 02:42 PM
Are you going to the BBB and 1900 in the same day?:eek: Is BBB, mickey's backyard BBq?

Yes we are. BBB is Bippity Boppity Boutique. I wanted my girls all dressed up to go eat dinner there. I hope we have enought time to go back and let them relax for a while before diner.

mariettadisney71
06-27-2007, 02:45 PM
My Bad, I though BBB was the Backyard BBq.:rolleyes1

mariettadisney71
06-27-2007, 02:49 PM
Too bad we'll miss you guys. We go down right after you get back (8/13-8/22). I would be interested in seeing how you made out. We'll have to check this post out after we come back.

DisneyMomFanatic
06-27-2007, 04:57 PM
Have your ordered your personal park maps from the disneyworld.com site? You can put in the rides you want to go on and the shows you want to see. They come with your name and favorites on it, but they also have other things you might want to see as well. My kids helped me do ours and they love to pull them out and try to plan our days. (we know what park for each day and if they have extra magic hours and if they are morning or night ). But for them it is cool because they are helping plan their vacation as well. (they are 8yrs old - DS and 4 almost 5 -DD). It's so cool!:goodvibes

Disny4girls
06-27-2007, 10:48 PM
Too bad we'll miss you guys. We go down right after you get back (8/13-8/22). I would be interested in seeing how you made out. We'll have to check this post out after we come back.

Oh yes!! I can't wait to see how much fun it is!!

Disny4girls
06-27-2007, 10:50 PM
Have your ordered your personal park maps from the disneyworld.com site? You can put in the rides you want to go on and the shows you want to see. They come with your name and favorites on it, but they also have other things you might want to see as well. My kids helped me do ours and they love to pull them out and try to plan our days. (we know what park for each day and if they have extra magic hours and if they are morning or night ). But for them it is cool because they are helping plan their vacation as well. (they are 8yrs old - DS and 4 almost 5 -DD). It's so cool!:goodvibes

Yes I have been looking into that!! I can't wait to get it though. It is getting so close!!