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Old 06-07-2011, 11:05 PM   #16
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$7.12...just got my book from Amazon today. I think I'll click it...
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:29 PM   #17
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It was definitely worth it to me and will subscribe again!
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:04 AM   #18
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Have it and think its great. Reasonable price, nice to know what crowds will be like at certain times of the year, and also like that it recommends parks to do/avoid on certain days. And if you have an iPhone or another smartphone, the Lines app is another plus. Lotsa great recommendations on their site for the parks- get it!
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:30 AM   #19
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How do you all use it the most? Do you plan your schedule based on "best parks" or do you just use the touring plan recommendations?

I just got access and can't help but look at EVERYTHING!
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:34 AM   #20
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Have it and think its great. Reasonable price, nice to know what crowds will be like at certain times of the year, and also like that it recommends parks to do/avoid on certain days. And if you have an iPhone or another smartphone, the Lines app is another plus. Lotsa great recommendations on their site for the parks- get it!
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:44 AM   #21
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How do you all use it the most? Do you plan your schedule based on "best parks" or do you just use the touring plan recommendations?

I just got access and can't help but look at EVERYTHING!
Since I stay offsite, just do two Disney park days, and don't get hoppers, I make sure to go on a day when the park does not have morning extra magic hours. Sometimes the park I pick is recommended and sometimes it's neutral. It's almost never the park to avoid. We love Sea World, so my planning involves doing Sea World as our first park and doing Sea World with the second day free as our last park. Then I scehdule two Disney Park days in usually trying to fit in two down days in between busy park days and making sure those aren't on morning EMH days which are typically Unofficial Guide park to avoid days. I let my son pick which two Disney parks he wants to do, and usually he'll pick the ones we haven't been to as recently, but not always.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:09 AM   #22
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I found it incredibly useful, and since the subscription was for a full year, I'm now using it to plan our 2nd trip. When the 180 day mark came, I didn't want to make my reservation for the Crystal Palace breakfast on a day when MK would be at a 9 or 10 so using the site was good for deciding which park to do on which days and therefore really helped with the ADR process.

I also love how you can use the map of the park to make a plan with as much or as little detail as you like. Gives fast pass locations as well so you can plan with as much detail as "get off (insert ride), get fast pass for (insert ride)." Helps prevent a person, especially a person who has never been (like we hadn't last year) from planning to do two things in succession that are on opposite sides of the park or just not convenient to each other. I didn't have the right phone last year, but am excited about using the line app for the next trip.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:50 AM   #23
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its certainly not slick or hi-tech. But the info is incredibly useful. I'd re-up again.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:00 AM   #24
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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   #25
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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   #26
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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 08-01-2013, 12:29 PM   #27
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Outside of using the phone applications, isn't touring plans going to be not as useful when doing ADR's? I only use my phone for calls as I don't have or want a data plan. Just curious as I will be in WDW 12/20-12/27 and plan to use RD at many of the parks.
You can personalize your touring plan on the website (if you join.) So once you know what time you are eating, you can put that into your plan.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:37 PM   #28
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We used to subscribe to Touring Plans solely for the Lines app. It used to be the only app that contained fast pass information, in addition to current stand by wait times. However, Josh at EasyWDW created a site with current wait times AND fast pass info. It's not an app, but he specifically formatted the site to be simple for quick and easy loading on smartphones. You can easily bookmark it on the browser on your phone, or if you have an iPhone, create a link to it on your home screen. No reason for us to subscribe to anything anymore.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:44 PM   #29
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easywdw.com... Its free and in my experience more helpful and accurate. To each his own though...
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:06 PM   #30
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Yes, it's worth it.

It's basically free. ($10.95? C'mon, get real.)
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