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Old 06-07-2011, 04:29 PM   #1
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TouringPlans.com subscription: Worth it?

Does anyone have the subscription to TouringPlans.com with the Lines app? How did you like it? Which plans did you use? I'm trying to figure out if its worth it. I know its only $10 for the year but I don't want to hear "told you so!" from DH He thinks planning out which attractions to see takes away from the fun of discovery and adventure.
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:55 PM   #2
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my opinion is yes.
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:04 PM   #3
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Yes, it is definitely worthwhile. The subscription is fairly inexpensive and worth every penny. Their recommended park calendar is very good and there is a lot of great information on the site. Then, once you know which day you're visiting a particular park, you can select a plan that is appropriate for your family, add the date of your visit, and get a plan that already factors in any ride closures and fireworks times. The plans are excellent and will really help you keep lines to a minimum.
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:17 PM   #4
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Even if you don't use the plans it is still worth the $10 to have the aps that gives you fast pass return times.

I also like the undercover tourist ap but that one didn't have fast pass times.
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:35 PM   #5
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Yes, I really like touring plans. I think you get a lot for the money. I use it to help decide which parks to do which days. I have a phone now that I can use lines with so I'm excited to use it on our next trip.
I have spent time making my own touring plan using their info about predicted wait times, might not be accurate, but it sure it fun to play around with.
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:39 PM   #6
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If anything it just helps me decipher which crowds will be lowest when planning our days for our trips. I did somewhat use the app in WDW on our last trip but mainly to figure out while hopping what the crowd levels were at other parks before going.
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:46 PM   #7
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IMHO yes. But they have a 45-day money back guarantee, so you can get a refund if you don't like it.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:08 PM   #8
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Emphatic yes!

Another yes vote here. I've never actually used any of the plans themselves, but the crowd calendar is indispensable, especially now that it has park-specific crowd levels.

For the thousands you're likely investing in your Disney trip, you can't go wrong spending $10 on touringplans.com.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:13 PM   #9
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I would say for sure. I love that the Lines app not only gives you FP return times, it also let's you know if the FP are gone for the day.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:49 PM   #10
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I think it's great. We've used it for years (both at full price and the discounted rate when we update our UG books) and have always found the info invaluable in planning our vacation. I'd pay for the crowd calendar alone!
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:31 PM   #11
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I love the plans and subscribe every year that I plan to visit one or more Disney parks. I have teens and usually use the adult highlights touring one day plan for the park I am visiting and simply add attractions that I want to do that they don't list (The only add usually for me is the Animation class at DHS -- a family favorite // And on occasion Dumbo at the MK) and I substract attractions I'm not that crazy about. It makes for mindless easy touring and saves us time in lines. We have the line apps too, but mostly just look at line wait times for fun.

I've been using the plans for the last nine years and wouldn't be caught without one on a high season visit.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:00 AM   #12
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Touring Plans subscription

What is the book that everyone is talking about? And how does it give you a discounted price on touringplans subscription?
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:04 AM   #13
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What is the book that everyone is talking about? And how does it give you a discounted price on touringplans subscription?
Unofficial Guide is the book

Their associated podcasts give discounts depending on the month

Lines is a good app
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:54 AM   #14
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I've always thought so. Yet, I currently doubt they will be able to shed much light on my biggest area of concern, FP+ at this point. Well, the book for 2014 may not - but perhaps the website/app will.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:42 PM   #15
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I think 10$ is worth it to find out. I did it. I liked it. It was fun to use. I did the personalized grouping plans. Used my own plans to evaluate my time. We never follow plans. Things always get in the way. But to me planning is fun so the 10$ was worth it to me even if I didn't follow it during the trip. It helped a lot to rework attractions.

I vote do it I mean it's only 10$. Totally worth it.

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