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Old 07-31-2010, 05:24 PM   #1
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Laid back planners.... where ya at?! *DESPERADOS UNITE!*

I've noticed these boards are filled with type A personalities, and people who plan every step. and I say KUDOS to each and every one of you for your planning skill (that I've noticed from TRs result in FANTASTIC vacations). Disney vaca planning is really an art, as I've learned.

I, however much I'd love to, do not fit into that category. Anyone else? It makes me feel somewhat like a freak on these boards

Any other non-planning laid back planners out there?!
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:30 PM   #2
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You are not a freak. Not everyone here plans like crazy.

The only thing I plan are which parks on which day and my dinner adrs.

The rest is open.

Now if I start at MK I could end at Ak, just what we want. We go with the mood or flow of the vacation, but my adrs are solid. LOL....we love our food.

We do not plan which ride/attraction or what part of the park to start in, travel to at noon or end in.

We know what things we like better and always get them in, but we are very laid back about it.

This has worked for us and we have never missed something we wanted to do. As you say, kudos to those who plan everything, but while I am on vacation the last thing I need is to plan.
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:12 AM   #3
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I must admit that I am your standard "Type A" personality! I obsessively (and very happily!!) planned our first few trips to the world.

Then I found myself insanely busy while going back to school for a double masters, and just couldn't find the time. On those trips, I planned ADRs, had a good sense of which park we wanted to be in on which day (we are big fans of early EMHs in particular), but not more than that.

I actually credit the fact that I was obsessive about those first few trips with having the less-planned trips go just as well also. Things like knowing which rides get ridiculous to wait for after 10am... that kind of thing.

I now have a bit more time, and find myself on the DIS "pre-planning" for a May 2011 trip.

I think that a good base of knowledge about WDW is VERY helpful to all... planning like crazy is just part of the joy of the trip for some... but in my experience doesn't make or break it!

Vive la difference, non?!?
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:30 PM   #4
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Here is my laid back planning story!

10 days ago, we realized we had enough money, time off, etc to plan a Disney honeymoon (belated) after 2 months of marriage.

I was done planning and booking everything as of 9 days ago.

Our plans include park hoppers, so we can change our minds and go somewhere else without regret. 2 ADRs, because I hate the feeling of being tied down to somewhere... we'll eat counter service or walk up and see if we can get in somewhere nice. Obviously I needed to plan traveling, so I did that one with a careful eye and we have our transport to and from Orlando all set up (flying in). We're staying at the swan.......... we'll be attempting to go to Fantasmic at DHS one night.

That's all I've planned and I feel like I'm done. 14 days to go and we're good to go. All we have to do is pack and I'll start that in about 7-10 days.

Life is good & laid back right now
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:37 PM   #5
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We're kind of split, lol! I'm a type A planner and my bf wants to very much just go with the flow. Since he has never said yes to Disney and finally did, I am going to have to do it his way if I ever want to go back with him

So I am planning which park on which day so we can see the shows we want. We also know what rides are important to us so we'll hit them first. We have a loose plan for what we're trying to hit and have park hoppers, so that will take care of itself. We aren't doing any sit down dinners/lunches because we dont' want to interrupt our days with reservations.

Besides that we're just going to enjoy each other and ourselves and hope for a magical vacay!
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I plan to bring my family, my money and plan to have lots of fun. I will check late EMH for MK and Epcot but that is all. If I want to eat at TS place, I will check this very day and if no reservation is available I will show up to see if anything available, I always have a back up plan. We do not do rope drops or midday breaks. We come to parks in afternoon as we sleep late and enjoy resort every day. I used to plan but no plan is much more relaxing for us.
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:46 PM   #7
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I plan to bring my family, my money and plan to have lots of fun. I will check late EMH for MK and Epcot but that is all. If I want to eat at TS place, I will check this very day and if no reservation is available I will show up to see if anything available, I always have a back up plan. We do not do rope drops or midday breaks. We come to parks in afternoon as we sleep late and enjoy resort every day. I used to plan but no plan is much more relaxing for us.
Yes!!! That is us exactly!!
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Old 07-31-2010, 07:21 PM   #8
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We are desperados!!!!!

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I plan to bring my family, my money and plan to have lots of fun. I will check late EMH for MK and Epcot but that is all. If I want to eat at TS place, I will check this very day and if no reservation is available I will show up to see if anything available, I always have a back up plan. We do not do rope drops or midday breaks. We come to parks in afternoon as we sleep late and enjoy resort every day. I used to plan but no plan is much more relaxing for us.

I fully agree with the above definition. I want to say I am a commando, but not in the sense that they define it on this board. I am type A/B all the time but B when I'm on vacation or in a park. When I'm in the park, there is a good chance I do not like many of the commando families, and usually it is one member that is commando and forcing the others to have a borderline un-enjoyable time at disney.

They are the rushers, the pushers, the move up to the front of the parade line, ram my stroller in front of you, "My Disney vacation is more important than yours" people.

I PROPOSE THE RISE OF THE "DESPERADOS". They have a name, we should have a cooler name because we are laid back and having a better, unscripted, relaxed time where we can laugh and not worry that the country bear jamboree starts in 5 minutes.

If you enjoy taking the park as it comes along.

If you enjoy saying, hey look the line is short there, let's do that now instead.

If you like showing up with your AP just to ride [insert favorite ride here] get an ice cream cone and leave.

If you're willing to skip the parade and/or fireworks and catch it next time.

If you feel that there will be an awful war for leadership between various commando factions.

If you're willing to defend a CM's honor when they are being berated by a commando.

If you feel psycho dad needs a frozen coke over his head to cool off.

I submit that you are a DESPERADO.

I also propose an Alien Green Home Depot Mickey with an eyepatch for our flag.


All in favor say ARRRRRRRRRRRR



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Old 07-31-2010, 07:56 PM   #9
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I fully agree with the above definition. I want to say I am a commando, but not in the sense that they define it on this board. I am type A/B all the time but B when I'm on vacation or in a park. When I'm in the park, there is a good chance I do not like many of the commando families, and usually it is one member that is commando and forcing the others to have a borderline un-enjoyable time at disney.

They are the rushers, the pushers, the move up to the front of the parade line, ram my stroller in front of you, "My Disney vacation is more important than yours" people.

I PROPOSE THE RISE OF THE "DESPERADOS". They have a name, we should have a cooler name because we are laid back and having a better, unscripted, relaxed time where we can laugh and not worry that the country bear jamboree starts in 5 minutes.

If you enjoy taking the park as it comes along.

If you enjoy saying, hey look the line is short there, let's do that now instead.

If you like showing up with your AP just to ride [insert favorite ride here] get an ice cream cone and leave.

If you're willing to skip the parade and/or fireworks and catch it next time.

If you feel that there will be an awful war for leadership between various commando factions.

If you're willing to defend a CM's honor when they are being berated by a commando.

If you feel psycho dad needs a frozen coke over his head to cool off.

I submit that you are a DESPERADO.

I also propose an Alien Green Home Depot Mickey with an eyepatch for our flag.


All in favor say ARRRRRRRRRRRR




*changes title under name*

I think I might have just peed my pants.
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:18 PM   #10
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I fully agree with the above definition. I want to say I am a commando, but not in the sense that they define it on this board. I am type A/B all the time but B when I'm on vacation or in a park. When I'm in the park, there is a good chance I do not like many of the commando families, and usually it is one member that is commando and forcing the others to have a borderline un-enjoyable time at disney.

They are the rushers, the pushers, the move up to the front of the parade line, ram my stroller in front of you, "My Disney vacation is more important than yours" people.

I PROPOSE THE RISE OF THE "DESPERADOS". They have a name, we should have a cooler name because we are laid back and having a better, unscripted, relaxed time where we can laugh and not worry that the country bear jamboree starts in 5 minutes.

If you enjoy taking the park as it comes along.

If you enjoy saying, hey look the line is short there, let's do that now instead.

If you like showing up with your AP just to ride [insert favorite ride here] get an ice cream cone and leave.

If you're willing to skip the parade and/or fireworks and catch it next time.

If you feel that there will be an awful war for leadership between various commando factions.

If you're willing to defend a CM's honor when they are being berated by a commando.

If you feel psycho dad needs a frozen coke over his head to cool off.

I submit that you are a DESPERADO.

I also propose an Alien Green Home Depot Mickey with an eyepatch for our flag.


All in favor say ARRRRRRRRRRRR


ARRRRRRRRRR
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:09 PM   #11
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i fully agree with the above definition. I want to say i am a commando, but not in the sense that they define it on this board. I am type a/b all the time but b when i'm on vacation or in a park. When i'm in the park, there is a good chance i do not like many of the commando families, and usually it is one member that is commando and forcing the others to have a borderline un-enjoyable time at disney.

They are the rushers, the pushers, the move up to the front of the parade line, ram my stroller in front of you, "my disney vacation is more important than yours" people.

I propose the rise of the "desperados". They have a name, we should have a cooler name because we are laid back and having a better, unscripted, relaxed time where we can laugh and not worry that the country bear jamboree starts in 5 minutes.

If you enjoy taking the park as it comes along.

If you enjoy saying, hey look the line is short there, let's do that now instead.

If you like showing up with your ap just to ride [insert favorite ride here] get an ice cream cone and leave.

If you're willing to skip the parade and/or fireworks and catch it next time.

If you feel that there will be an awful war for leadership between various commando factions.

If you're willing to defend a cm's honor when they are being berated by a commando.

If you feel psycho dad needs a frozen coke over his head to cool off.

I submit that you are a desperado.

I also propose an alien green home depot mickey with an eyepatch for our flag.


All in favor say arrrrrrrrrrrr


arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:39 PM   #12
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I also propose an Alien Green Home Depot Mickey with an eyepatch for our flag.


All in favor say ARRRRRRRRRRRR




Funny that is same thing we put on our stroller, sans eyepatch. That way we know which stroller is our when we get of rides.
The last few trips we plan adr's an d what park to do, that's about it. This time we will be there for a week and only have 3 adr's, two break, CM, CRP, and one dinner CP. Rest of the week we are playing it by ear. I have a dd 5 and dd 7 months
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:03 PM   #13
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I PROPOSE THE RISE OF THE "DESPERADOS". They have a name, we should have a cooler name because we are laid back and having a better, unscripted, relaxed time where we can laugh and not worry that the country bear jamboree starts in 5 minutes.

If you enjoy taking the park as it comes along.

If you enjoy saying, hey look the line is short there, let's do that now instead.

If you like showing up with your AP just to ride [insert favorite ride here] get an ice cream cone and leave.

If you're willing to skip the parade and/or fireworks and catch it next time.

If you feel that there will be an awful war for leadership between various commando factions.

If you're willing to defend a CM's honor when they are being berated by a commando.

If you feel psycho dad needs a frozen coke over his head to cool off.

I submit that you are a DESPERADO.

I also propose an Alien Green Home Depot Mickey with an eyepatch for our flag.


All in favor say ARRRRRRRRRRRR


We can answer yes to all of the above. The only thing we plan is an ADR for a special occasion or Candlelight Processional dinner package. We don't even plan out the park we will visit each day - unless we are at Disney for something in particular like Flower & Garden, Food & Wine, Osbourne Lights, etc but even then, we don't have a set plan of what we will do and see in that park. For example, we go in the spring and just visit Epcot for the Flower & Garden show. We may do a ride if there isn't a line, but we mainly walk around looking at all the gardens and try to fit in the seminars if our whim permits and the seminar sounds interesting.
We are so laid back with our plans, that many times we pick the park by playing bus roulette - the first park bus that comes is the the park we go to. We also will just go to a park for an hour or two and then back to enjoy the Disney ambience at the the hotel.
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I fully agree with the above definition. I want to say I am a commando, but not in the sense that they define it on this board. I am type A/B all the time but B when I'm on vacation or in a park. When I'm in the park, there is a good chance I do not like many of the commando families, and usually it is one member that is commando and forcing the others to have a borderline un-enjoyable time at disney.

They are the rushers, the pushers, the move up to the front of the parade line, ram my stroller in front of you, "My Disney vacation is more important than yours" people.

I PROPOSE THE RISE OF THE "DESPERADOS". They have a name, we should have a cooler name because we are laid back and having a better, unscripted, relaxed time where we can laugh and not worry that the country bear jamboree starts in 5 minutes.

If you enjoy taking the park as it comes along.

If you enjoy saying, hey look the line is short there, let's do that now instead.

If you like showing up with your AP just to ride [insert favorite ride here] get an ice cream cone and leave.

If you're willing to skip the parade and/or fireworks and catch it next time.

If you feel that there will be an awful war for leadership between various commando factions.

If you're willing to defend a CM's honor when they are being berated by a commando.

If you feel psycho dad needs a frozen coke over his head to cool off.

I submit that you are a DESPERADO.

I also propose an Alien Green Home Depot Mickey with an eyepatch for our flag.


All in favor say ARRRRRRRRRRRR


I'm in! ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
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I think I'm both. On all of my previous trips, I've planned everything down to the minute - HOWEVER, I've never spent more than four days in the parks, and in order to see and do all we wanted, it had to be planned that way. Our next trip however, is 8 days...and I have no desire to even decide which parks to do on which days. The only thing we've decided is that we're going to MK on our first day, and making a whole day of doing all 4 parks (if we can fit it all in) doing ONLY attractions we've never done before...ya know...to keep things fresh.
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