TourGuideMike - Stay Away

Discussion in 'Disney World Tips' started by Porphyro, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. westie22

    westie22 Earning My Ears

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    I've tried to renew at TGM's website (under their renewal discount) and got the automated reply they'd get back to me within 24 hours and nothing. Tried twice. Only reason I considered doing this is to be the tie breaker between Easywdw and Touring Plans. On one of my days in particular, they go from most recommended to avoid, on the same park! I used to faithfully follow TGM's advice without fail. Makes me sad that he's having issues and his totally great service and business is failing because of it. Are there any other sites besides the above two that offer day to day park planning? I've been many times, but still research out least crowded park days when I plan our trip.
     
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  3. siskaren

    siskaren DIS Veteran

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    What I like about easywdw is that Josh explains why he makes the recommendations he does.
     
  4. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    I did my own un-official comparison when we were at the parks last March. EasyWDW seemed more accurate when it came to crowd level predictions.

    Touring Plans is great for touring plans. I have used them during peak period visits, and they truly awesome! During one day, the plan worked so well we ended up having to skip over shows that weren't even open yet.:thumbsup2 However if you just want an estimate of how busy a park will be on what day, and if you should avoid a certain park or not, EasyWDW is the way to go.
     
  5. Jacqui

    Jacqui Mouseketeer

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    Thank you both!! It looks like I will be changing our days around for our trip :)
     
  6. joanchris

    joanchris Mouseketeer

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    I joined up last spring for our December trip, didn't do my research first, since I had used his site before, and didn't know things had gotten bad. The forums are very quiet. I will say that I met a group of people on there and organized a photopass share that I probably wouldn't have done otherwise, so at least I got my money's worth that way. But I did not use his site for most trip planning. The recommendations were last years at the time of my reservation window---for Christmas week--and I needed good info to make ADRs with. I used Easy WDW mostly, though I looked at touringplans.
     
  7. micknme

    micknme Mouseketeer

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    Thanks everyone for your replies. You all just confirmed what I was thinking so I won't be renewing with TGM. I love Easy and it is updated right to the minute, which is what we all need. Thx again!
     
  8. mom-2-3

    mom-2-3 Mouseketeer

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    Sorry for posting to a sleeping thread, but we've had a Disney "break" since 2011, when I used to use what I figured was the basic part of TGM, go to park open late the following day, and parks with out any MHs that day. But I'm wondering if there is anything similar now with FP+ (which BTW will probably make this our last trip). Thanks
     
  9. Gracie09

    Gracie09 DIS Veteran

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    Try easy wdw. Josh has a great calendar for crowd predictions and park recommendations
     

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