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Old 07-21-2009, 08:40 AM   #1
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Making a guide book for people with NO knowledge of WDW!

I am in the process of designing a little guide book for our wedding guests to go in with their invites.

I thought it'd be a cute idea, we'll use photos from our upcoming trip, and make it nice and personal.

I alos hope it'll open their eyes to what a magical place WDW is, as most of them jsut think it's like Alton Towers etc. (one even said 'it is like Butlins' )

I'm including the following:

Introduction (About the size if WDW, history, number so hotels, parks etc.)
Page for each of the 4 parks
Page for water parks
Page each for Pop, CBR, GF (these are the 3 hotels our guests can choose to stay at for the wedding)
Maybe a page on hidden bitx/triva, like hidden mickeys and pin trading etc.


What do you recon? Things I should add/remove?
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:44 AM   #2
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I love that idea!
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:58 AM   #3
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How about including dining and shopping suggestions both onsite and offsite?

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That sounds a great idea.

You could maybe put a page in the back with links to websites that you have found useful when planning your trips - especially if you have a link to your planning journal or pre trip report, or any other trip reports you may have done.
The only problem with providing them with all the information about what Disney has to offer is that you may find they struggle to fit in attending your wedding
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:16 AM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions so far everyone!!

I actually was planning a dining page but had forgotted to write it down! So thanks for the reminder!!

And a great idea about website links. I think I will say about the DIS, but I don;t really want them finding my planning journal, as I don't want everyone in on my plans. Like if they were to see there favours and stuff before the wedding and my dress etc. I wouldn't like it.

Is it wierd of me to now include any offsite information?

I've put an accomodation insert into the invitation packs, with info on Villas, but really I want the guide to be about Disney, as we aren;t going to do much offsite at all on our trip, plus I have a minimum disney room requirement I need them to fill!
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:18 AM   #6
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we did a 5 page overview for our guests as well
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:21 AM   #7
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we did a 5 page overview for our guests as well
Awesome! How did they like it?
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loved it but we put it in their welcome bags and in the invite was a two page newsletter with very brief details of disney
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:29 AM   #9
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Sounds like a great idea
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:29 AM   #10
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loved it but we put it in their welcome bags and in the invite was a two page newsletter with very brief details of disney
Cool.

I think we might jsut put maps in the welcome bags...not thought that far ahead yet!
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:47 AM   #11
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I am sure off site for shopping at Premium Outlets would be appreciated by many, also nearby are loads of restaurants - Outback Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, TGI Fridays, Red Lobster and Olive Garden, which gives a nice choice. Perhaps a map of the local area highlighting what is there including the main disney bits. Agree web links would be good esp for menus

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Thats a great idea! I did something similar for my family too

I used the Dis (where else ) and cut & pasted information to make an overview of all the parks and a map of each, plus water parks, hotels etc and used Disney clip art to decorate the pages - half of me didn't want to give them out when they were finished
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:15 AM   #13
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How about on the parks pages a little info on fast pass so they know how to use it and they realise it is free (if they think WDW is like Alton Towers they might think they have to pay for things like that!)
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great ideas Torsie
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I think this is a lovely idea.

If you are concerned about them seeing your planning journal what about directing them to WDWinfo as many folks will just use the website part rather than chatting on the DIS
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