View Full Version : can i get some ideas for my WDW trip scrapbook

12-30-2005, 11:38 AM
how do you all arrange your scrapbooks?
i was thinking chronologically with 2 pages for each day of our trip but some days have tons of character pics.

also i was thinking of the first page w/our keys and a pic of the VWL followed by a 'cast' page w/something funny about everyone in our group and some pics. then into the day by day.

any ideas i'd love suggestions!!!

12-30-2005, 12:22 PM
FWIW, I only scrap chronologically..... I'm somewhat anal about things like that! I usually keep a fairly complete trip diary and make my scrapbooks kind of like an illustrated trip journal. Lots of journaling and in order by day and time! Starting with travel day (photos when we are ready to leave home), traveling (airport, airplane), arrival (destination airport, arriving at hotel), and then on to the parks etc. I just prefer it that way. I've seen people do rides, then characters, then meals, etc. Not a bad way to do it.

I also usually do a big "opening page" for each day (since we usually stick to one park per day). I do a themed 2 page LO for that particular park with things like a copy of the park map, pictures of us arriving at the park (i.e. in front of the castle or in line to get in or something like that).

The journaling will usually read something like "Tuesday, January 20, 2004. High of 64° and clear skies. Everyone was up by 7 am this morning. We had breakfast at the hotel and left for the park at 8:30 am. We arrived in the (name of park here) parking lot at 8:45am and were entering the park by 9 am. The first things we did was ____________ (get autographs, go straight to Test Track, whatever). Blah, blah, blah." My kids LOVE to go back and read/look at their scrapbooks.

Just as an aside.... I usually end up with SO MANY photos I usually have AT LEAST 6 - 8 pages per day/park (including the themed opening pages of each day).

Best of luck, however you decide to do it! .............P

12-30-2005, 04:13 PM
I don't really do it in any order. I started scrapping our latest trip yesterday by going through the photos. I went through the files and found all the pics I wanted to scrap, then I catagorised them in my head. That way works best for me. I've listed my 2005 trip pages as they currently stand below (in no order.)

Kilimanjaro Safaris
Expedition Everest
Blizzard Beach
The Boardwalk
Yacht & Beach Club
Hire Cars
Test Track
Hard Rock Café
The Hulk
Seuss Landing
Jurassic Park
Toon Time
Islands of Adventure
Cinderella Castle
Views from the Ferry
Big Thunder
The Haunted Mansion
Pirates of the Caribbean/Meeting Wendy
A Trip around the Magic Kingdom
The Ticket & Transportation Centre
Meeting Princesses
Meeting Mickey
Graham on the Backlot Tour
My 19th Birthday (Me in fornt of the 4 Wienies)
Summer Bay
Titanic Exhibition
Snorkelling with Sharks
The Mummy
Universal Studios

12-30-2005, 05:37 PM
I tend to go a little overboard in scrappin my disney pics. I arrange by park. I have one book for each park and one for DTD/DQ/Hotel/traveling/etc. In each book I arrange by land and if we met charectors in a certain land, I add them in. Ex: I met pooh and the gang at the toy store in great britian, so my epcot book has my pooh pages behind my g.b. pages. In my mini overall albums, I do it in a top 10/20 countdown style book in which I list pages by rank of favorite parks, attractions, or charector interaction.
Here is how I arrange mine in the books:
MK- Main St and Cindy's, then I go counterclockwise for the lands
EPCOT- the same with FW first and then WS
AK- counterclockwise by land
DS- has been the hardest to get an order, I usually start with crossroads and sorcerers hat, then TOT & RnR, then other attractions in no particular order with the charectors near the attraction I met them at in between.

12-30-2005, 07:28 PM
There were some really good ideas on this thread, post #86.

click here (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=942162&page=6&pp=15)

12-30-2005, 11:36 PM
I have done a book on each park in the past and one for resorts we visiting and stayed at

This time (for our May 2005 trip) I don't know how this is going to work out!! I have been scrapping chronologically and want to keep it that way, I have a "story" going on. I have loads of pages done from our May trip and I'm only at the end of day two (we were there nine days)!!! I just ordered pics from day three!! Sorry, I'm not much help afterall!! :confused3

TN Traveler
12-31-2005, 11:28 AM
I scrap chronologically also. For me it just "flows" better. On our first and only trip (so far) I took pix of the kids asleep in the car, playing at the rest area in FL, at the hotel where we stayed the first night (what a waste!) and then what our room looked like when we walked in (figured it'll never be that neat and clean again until we leave!) and then Day by Day. Since we only went to 1 Park per day, it worked really well. Like other posters I go into alot of detail on my journaling. For example on our first day leaving home I put "After kissing Max (our dog) and the cats good bye, we pulled out around 2:30 am. Stopped at the market on 109/I-40 to get gas and then to 840 to 24 and on to Chattanooga, Atlanta......." blah blah blah. I mentioned where we stopped for breakfast, the girls sleeping in the car, and how well they played together (this was a noteworthy event!) :rotfl:

My biggest problem w/this album (and severeal others) is I have so many pictures!! I hate cropping too much out of them but will on some. My Disney, Universal and Sea World album is 2 books full and busting at the seams at that!

One poster said she makes notes during her trip about special things. I think that's really a good idea b/c these are memories that your kids won't remember and by you writing it down and posting in your album, they'll have them forever. My husband is freaky about how long it takes to get somewhere so I usually write down what time it was when we left, where we stopped and what time we arrived. It works for us. With my ship inspections and Fam albums, I take pictures of the stateroom doors w/cabin number so I can tell the difference between a Cat AB balcony cabin as opposed to a CB balcony cabin (Aloha deck vs Caribe Deck). I also write notes as to the size of bathrooms, decor and things like this. I've even taken pictures of food as it was presented to us at dinner. Part of my job as a travel agent is to give details to my clients so they can imagine what their cabin or room is going to be like upon arrival.

However you decide to do your album, make it work for YOU! Enjoy it and relive the memories!! I promise you, you will find yourself smiling as well as getting a little sentimental when you look back at your pictures. I know I did! :flower:

Have fun!

01-01-2006, 02:48 PM
:goodvibes :goodvibes :goodvibes
I think I'm leaning toward 2 books - one that's chronological and the other that is smaller will have the characters and their autographs. I'm stunned by the link to those amazing pics - they're fabulous!

Nik's Mom
01-01-2006, 10:43 PM
Another chronological scrapper here. :wave: And I end up with 2 books because I always take way too many pictures! Don't forget to go over to twopeasinabucket.com and search their gallery. If you type in Disney, you'll get tons of beautiful layouts! :flower:

01-07-2006, 08:58 AM
I scrap by park in this order:

1st page on the right: our trip down

Then my order goes:

our hotel
hotel pool
Magic Kingdom
Animal Kingdom
Character meals
autographs (just pictures, not the actual autographs)

....doing it day by day would drive me crazy...I would have different park pictures on the same page...I wouldn't know what theme to use to scrap.

This way, I have all of one park on the same page...even if it was different days.

01-07-2006, 10:25 AM
I like to go by themes. I find I use more pics that way.
i.e. Disney after Dark, Water(fountains, waterfalls, pools, etc.),
Meals (with menus and pics), Parades etc. I keep all my Disney pics in a picture book--that I always bring home as a souvenier--then I scrap all my favorites. I don't mix trips and I always make a page or two of the resort.

One of the reasons I love scrapping so much is that it allows you to be creative--no wrong or right way--just do as you feel!

01-07-2006, 10:34 AM
I just want to thank everyone for the great ideas I'm finding here. We just got back from a ten day trip, our first and probably only, and I can't wait to get started. I'm stressed though, because I want the album to be "perfect" even though it won't be. Thanks to you guys, I found the shutterfly account which will help tons because I missed a lot of pics trying to conserve my memory cards on my camera. Anyhoo...thanks for all the great ideas!


01-07-2006, 02:27 PM
Since there are always more things I want to get pictures of, I've taken to scrapping by event or theme. My Disney book is post bound to make it easier to add and move pages as needed. It's organized by resorts, each park, Downtown Disney, and then character fun. The character interaction got its own section because it tends to have more journaling than any of my other sections.

01-08-2006, 04:45 PM
I normally do everything in chronological order, but since I have yet to scrap any WDW pix (and have 7 years of trips to do), I have decided to do one album for each park and then an album that will cover resorts and perhaps one more to cover misc. things like non-WDW parks, mini golf, water parks, etc.

I think if I do it this way, I'll be able to eliminate a lot of duplicate photos and really spend time concentrating on my layouts vs. "oh no, not another stack of photos of the castle" and getting bored fast. :sunny: