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jacobwill62009
05-06-2010, 09:34 PM
So I am soooo obsessed with all the planning and researching and reading...it never ends. I am now just over three weeks until we leave for the big drive from Madison, WI to WDW!!! I am soooo excited and we are not telling our boys (5 and 2 1/2) where we are going. I am going to put it all the info/sheets/plans/ADR together in one book/binder. I love looking at how you all do it and your planning book/binder creations. So if any of you have any pics that you are willing to share on how you put it all together I would LOVE to see them. I have all the info, now just have to put it together. I think it will also make a nice keepsake.
Thanks!!!

scarlet_ibis
05-07-2010, 08:32 AM
I don't have any pictures of my book, but I just print a cover/title page with our names and the vacation date onto 8.5x11 cardstock and decorate it with Disney stickers, an old Disney postcard, or one of our old vacation pictures. I get a matching piece of cardstock for the back cover.

For the insides, I make one page for each day. I list relevant schedule items, with mandatory things (like flight times and ADRs) in red and the rest in black. I downloaded a Disney font (Waltograph?) form dafont.com to use. So basically, I end up with a page for each day that lists everything going on in chronological order. I also use wdwinfo.com to look up EMH and parade/firework schedules. I find they are *mostly* accurate, but are subject to change, so I double check them against the website before we leave and also check them against the time schedules when we get there. Another thing, I put the confirmation numbers in this book. I decorate the empty space on the page with inserted pictures from previous trips. If I have time, I try to dig out ones relevant to the things we'd likely be doing on that day. Anyway this whole thing gets stapled together into a handy booklet. I keep the booklets after the trips and can look back and see the things we did. I guess you could also set it up like a journal and write about each day, too.

Now, beyond that, I get a multi-pocket hard plastic folder at a craft store. The booklet goes in the front, but I also have pockets for things like airport parking directions and coupons, any confirmation paperwork I might have (from Disney Travel Co., etc.), boarding passes, addresses and postcard stamps, phone numbers of local Orlando friends, and misc. papers I want to make sure I bring.

We_love_WDW
05-07-2010, 09:45 PM
I have to have my DH upload my pictures of my vacation book from last summer. I went all out and it came out sooo good. I'll post them tomorrow.

DaniB
05-08-2010, 08:46 AM
I have to have my DH upload my pictures of my vacation book from last summer. I went all out and it came out sooo good. I'll post them tomorrow.

Can't wait to see them! :goodvibes

jacobwill62009
05-08-2010, 10:04 AM
I have to have my DH upload my pictures of my vacation book from last summer. I went all out and it came out sooo good. I'll post them tomorrow.

I look forward to seeing them and thank you!!! I can't wait to put this all together and did not realize how much fun the planning would be. Our first trip last year was kind of last minute and short...I did not even know about the DISboards...can you imagine?!! :)

We_love_WDW
05-08-2010, 10:59 PM
I did not forget about posting my pictures...we were gone all day today...hopefully tomorrow if we get back from Mother's Day Dinner early enough..if not Monday ! I wish I could figure it out by myself, but I don't know where he put last year's pictures on the computer :confused3

We_love_WDW
05-10-2010, 09:21 PM
Ok...here are some pictures of my planning binder/organizer that held all my trip info. My first trip I used a tiny spiral notebook...then by my 3rd trip I upgraded to this little obsession. I really enjoyed doing this, but it was alot of work. I like that it's like a little scrapbook of all the info from that trip.
I also had pages for each of the parks with maps and rides/character/things to see and do. The other side of the itinerary page I made a pocket that held all of my daily touring plans and what to do on each day. The park info page had the opening/closing times, parade times, what characters are where and what times they are out, etc.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3017/4597501970_c847e58a55.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1083/4597502384_3ba12b4961.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3051/4596887991_a5247cae9d.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/4596888253_c34a99b467.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3349/4597503038_8a7ae14ded.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/4597503258_613a16fdba.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1057/4596888877_70a92b472c.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1274/4596889127_bd535fa280.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3404/4597503954_9215ab971f.jpg

cm8
05-10-2010, 10:15 PM
Ok...here are some pictures of my planning binder/organizer that held all my trip info. My first trip I used a tiny spiral notebook...then by my 3rd trip I upgraded to this little obsession. I really enjoyed doing this, but it was alot of work. I like that it's like a little scrapbook of all the info from that trip.
I also had pages for each of the parks with maps and rides/character/things to see and do. The other side of the itinerary page I made a pocket that held all of my daily touring plans and what to do on each day. The park info page had the opening/closing times, parade times, what characters are where and what times they are out, etc.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3017/4597501970_c847e58a55.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1083/4597502384_3ba12b4961.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3051/4596887991_a5247cae9d.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/4596888253_c34a99b467.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3349/4597503038_8a7ae14ded.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/4597503258_613a16fdba.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1057/4596888877_70a92b472c.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1274/4596889127_bd535fa280.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3404/4597503954_9215ab971f.jpg

WOW!!! Such great talent! Thanks for the:idea:

seadd67
05-10-2010, 11:36 PM
Thanks we_love _WDW, great book and Ideas:cool1:. Oh I got to so try this my DS will thought I flip my lid:rotfl2:, but oh well It looks like so much fun!!. just a question?, did you carry this around to the parks with you?, or amde a smaller one to carry?.:goodvibes

We_love_WDW
05-10-2010, 11:51 PM
Thanks we_love _WDW, great book and Ideas:cool1:. Oh I got to so try this my DS will thought I flip my lid:rotfl2:, but oh well It looks like so much fun!!. just a question?, did you carry this around to the parks with you?, or amde a smaller one to carry?.:goodvibes

No I did not carry this around with me - I had daily pages that I pulled from my itineraries pocket that i brought with to the parks.

Mickey's Best Girl
05-11-2010, 07:15 AM
Here are some photos of my planner:

http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss292/perkyparky/Disney%20Journal/000_0048.jpg http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss292/perkyparky/Disney%20Journal/000_0046.jpg http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss292/perkyparky/Disney%20Journal/000_0047.jpg
http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss292/perkyparky/Disney%20Journal/000_0050.jpg http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss292/perkyparky/Disney%20Journal/000_0045.jpg http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss292/perkyparky/Disney%20Journal/000_0044.jpg

http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss292/perkyparky/Disney%20Journal/000_0051.jpg http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss292/perkyparky/Disney%20Journal/000_0052.jpg

I bought the binder at Wamart, it is 5.5x8.5 in size. About the same size as a Passporter.

Happy planning!

DaniB
05-11-2010, 08:14 AM
Awesome job on your vacation journal/scrapbook WeLoveDisney!

And Mickey's Best Girl - I love your journal! I'm in the process of making a 4x7 journal. I could not find a red day planner, but found brown. But that's ok because secretly... I do NOT like red! :rolleyes1 :rotfl:

Would you tell me how you made the tabs on your dividers?

Mickey's Best Girl
05-11-2010, 08:51 AM
Awesome job on your vacation journal/scrapbook WeLoveDisney!

And Mickey's Best Girl - I love your journal! I'm in the process of making a 4x7 journal. I could not find a red day planner, but found brown. But that's ok because secretly... I do NOT like red! :rolleyes1 :rotfl:

Would you tell me how you made the tabs on your dividers?

I cheated.....Those tabs are made by Post-its! ;)

dizneychik
05-11-2010, 12:52 PM
Here are some photos of my planner:

http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss292/perkyparky/Disney%20Journal/000_0048.jpg http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss292/perkyparky/Disney%20Journal/000_0046.jpg http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss292/perkyparky/Disney%20Journal/000_0047.jpg
http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss292/perkyparky/Disney%20Journal/000_0050.jpg http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss292/perkyparky/Disney%20Journal/000_0045.jpg http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss292/perkyparky/Disney%20Journal/000_0044.jpg

http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss292/perkyparky/Disney%20Journal/000_0051.jpg http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss292/perkyparky/Disney%20Journal/000_0052.jpg

I bought the binder at Wamart, it is 5.5x8.5 in size. About the same size as a Passporter.

Happy planning!

Is the Disney on the side of the Binder engraved? If you do not mind my asking. Thanks! It looks great!

lpizzuro123
05-11-2010, 01:29 PM
Oh - I want to know also. I love the side of your red binder. How did you do that?

Linda

seadd67
05-11-2010, 02:33 PM
Did you put that Disney on your self or did you buy it like that?, thats a perfect size for traveling and for the room, and have to make a smaller one for in the park!!:cool1:

Mickey's Best Girl
05-11-2010, 03:18 PM
It's an embroidered sticker that I bought at Michaels!

seadd67
05-11-2010, 03:58 PM
Great, we have a Michales here In the Seattle area!!:cool1:

lpizzuro123
05-11-2010, 04:10 PM
Thanks - I'll have to look for it. I just love it.

Linda

wendy774
05-14-2010, 09:31 PM
Mickey's Best Girl - Love, love, love your planner!! Did you save your planner pages and dividers? I would love to do a planner the same way and was hoping I could just get the files from you.

mollymar
08-09-2010, 09:01 PM
I'd love a copy of the planning pages too. Would you mind sharing?

LovesHerTaurus
08-09-2010, 10:56 PM
So I am soooo obsessed with all the planning and researching and reading...it never ends. I am now just over three weeks until we leave for the big drive from Madison, WI to WDW!!! I am soooo excited and we are not telling our boys (5 and 2 1/2) where we are going. I am going to put it all the info/sheets/plans/ADR together in one book/binder. I love looking at how you all do it and your planning book/binder creations. So if any of you have any pics that you are willing to share on how you put it all together I would LOVE to see them. I have all the info, now just have to put it together. I think it will also make a nice keepsake.
Thanks!!!

Mine is a wedding planning/trip planner super binder.

My fiance bought me a zipped Pirates of the Caribbean binder in pink! In it I have letter sized plastic sheets to slide everything into - day by day listings, check in list (things to do at check in!), packing list - even the list of things Garden Grocer is delivering to my resort!

I also have day by day plans on recipe cards that I laminated to grab each day. In the slide in pockets I have each days money in separate envelopes. I also printed out the daily hour sheet from one of the websites in case plans change on the fly. One separate card has all our ADRs and #s listed on it - but this one is laminated twice :wizard: Each daily card has a list of cool CS restaurants on it for that park or other teeny tips (IE at TL go to Shark Reef first) :banana:

The front pocket has our passports and birth certificates in it, as well as our flight info papers and maps of each airport.

It shall be completed this week. I'll sub so I can post pictures :P

Naisy68
08-09-2010, 10:57 PM
Subscribing and requesting copies to your divider pages a well if you are comfortable sharing them? :worship:

LovesHerTaurus
08-09-2010, 10:58 PM
Ok...here are some pictures of my planning binder/organizer that held all my trip info.

SO pretty! :thumbsup2

Kali14
08-10-2010, 07:28 AM
MickeysBestGirl
Love your planner. I have not been successful with the one I have been working on. Any chance you would be willing to make one for a not as organized Dis Fan???

bethann1970
08-10-2010, 09:21 PM
Here are some photos of my planner:

http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss292/perkyparky/Disney%20Journal/000_0048.jpg http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss292/perkyparky/Disney%20Journal/000_0046.jpg http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss292/perkyparky/Disney%20Journal/000_0047.jpg
http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss292/perkyparky/Disney%20Journal/000_0050.jpg http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss292/perkyparky/Disney%20Journal/000_0045.jpg http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss292/perkyparky/Disney%20Journal/000_0044.jpg

http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss292/perkyparky/Disney%20Journal/000_0051.jpg http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss292/perkyparky/Disney%20Journal/000_0052.jpg

I bought the binder at Wamart, it is 5.5x8.5 in size. About the same size as a Passporter.

Happy planning!

When did you get that binder? It's awesome! I NEED one ASAP!:banana:

stitch1986
08-12-2010, 06:10 PM
hey so I am getting ideas for making a semi planner and was wondering if you have any ideas where to get a mini book, but i dont want it too big but also not too small either? thxs

scrappinDW
08-12-2010, 08:03 PM
I use a small photo album that I got at Wal Mart. It is skinny and fits easily in my bag. I shrink down full size sheets of information to fit the 4 X 6 size.

stitch1986
08-12-2010, 11:14 PM
oh ok thats cool