How do you organize??

Discussion in 'Disney World Tips' started by Feelslikeadream, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. Feelslikeadream

    Feelslikeadream To see through the eyes of a child....this is the

    Feb 7, 2006
    How do you organize all of the info that Mike gives us. I have not so great organizational (wonder word?) skills. So with guidance I can follow it. I have heard from so many people that you bring books and cards etc. Won't the rest of my family think I am running the show or trying to be in charge? Is there a lot of effort and time used up at WDW and not enough enjoying? Ideas on what you do what be great. I really do not want to seem like I am running the show, it would make me feel uncomfortable. But I so want to use all of Mikes advice that I can. So many TGMers have sworn to always use Mike, so I can see there is a big pay off .

    WANTED: An extremely organized person. To teach a not so good one, how to get ready for 9 days at WDW!!!!!
  2. emma'smom

    emma'smom <font color=magenta>P.S. Who would serve turnips a

    Jan 16, 2006
    I print out each touring plan I need and then reduce each page on the copier to about 4 by 6. I staple each touring plan together and insert it in the appropriate day in my Passporter. I also do print out of the best days (and reduce this) for my passporter in case I make any last minute changes. Finally, I make a spreadsheet itinerary just using microsoft and record my plans for morning/aftenoon/evenings as well as my ADR's/confirmation numbers and the times for parades on each day. I reduce this and tape it to the inside cover of y passporter for easy reference.

    My approach is to plan ahead and be prepared....but to be willing to make changes and go with the flow when we actually arrive. Last time, we followed most of my plan..but made impromptu changes when the mood struck! I was prepared....but everyone was happy because I was also flexible.
  3. Avatar


    to hide this advert.
  4. go cowboys

    go cowboys Mouseketeer

    Jun 6, 2004
    I want to know who Mike is?
  5. mommiepoppins

    mommiepoppins <font color=red>I miss sitting in a bucket

    Feb 18, 2006
    tour guide Mike :confused3
  6. Joy

    Joy Mouseketeer

    May 13, 2005
    Have you tried posting over on TGM's boards? The folks over there are so helpful, they will probably e-mail you what they have already "organized". He also has a spot on his site where someone named Steve has posted his versions of Mike's plans.

    As far as not bossing your family around, someone has to do it or you will spend way too much time looking at the map saying "What do you want to do?"

    I have everyone tell me what their must sees are before the trip then we just do them in the order that I (Mike) tell them to. It was odd at first telling everyone what to do, but now everyone is happy to go with the plan. Mike's plans are good! It was almost like Mike was on vacation with us. We talked about him like he was a friend. "Mike says this..." or "What would Mike do??"

    Good luck!
  7. Amyg

    Amyg DIS Veteran

    Jul 20, 2005
    Yes, go to the TGM boards, they have been sooo helpful to me! Also, I agree about telling them that "Mike" said. I always use that when I speak to my DH about our WDW plans! He's fine with it especially since two other ladies in his office talked about using TGM when they went on their WDW trips.
  8. nancyny

    nancyny Earning My Ears

    Apr 11, 2006
    What or where are TGM boards?!!! :confused3
    Hey.never mind.just figured it out!! :rolleyes1
  9. Al and Kate's Mom

    Al and Kate's Mom DIS Veteran

    Jul 28, 2005
    Do a lot of research before you go - that's half the fun of the trip :lmao:

    The boards and some of the guides have very useful tips that you can remember to save time, money, etc, but at the end of the day, it just matters that you have fun. I've watched too many people stressing out at Disney because they've fallen behind on their plans, and it just ruins the day! Have a general plan, but be flexible - some of the most magical Disney moments are the ones you couldn't plan for in a million years!
  10. dvc at last !

    dvc at last ! DVC Member 2006!

    May 27, 2006
    What are TGM boards ?
  11. mousiemom

    mousiemom 43rd wdw trip

    Apr 7, 2005
    Like most people, I print out our daily plan for which park, times of parades and extra magic hrs.
    -I make a list of souvenirs I want to buy
    -a list of pins I need to hunt for
    -address labels and stamps for postcards
    *last trip we had 14 in our group, and one day part of the group adventured off and they said they were totally lost w/out me and my plans which made me feel really good. Lists are so important. Make lots of them.
    Have fun organizing!

Share This Page