If you complete a Google search for “Disney Vacation” you’re hit with over 10 million results. Follow that up with a search for “Disney Trip Planning” and an overwhelming 13 million results are returned.
I first began planning trips to Disney World over ten years ago. I, like many, found it difficult to know where to begin the planning process. There are plenty of online resources to subscribe to and guidebooks to purchase. I found these were a fantastic resource to know what I should do while I was on my trip, but finding the details I needed, or wanted, for the planning process itself was a challenge for me.
I didn’t know what my ‘step 1’ was and didn’t know where to go to find information about things like what to do when we arrived at Orlando International Airport, how to use the Disney Transportation, what to do when we had a reservation for breakfast before the park opened, etc. Many of our first trips to Disney World were planned using the ‘trial and error’ method.
Inspired by my own personal quest to find this information, the idea for this blog was born. Now, more than ever, there are so many details to think about and keep track of and plan in advance. My goal is not only to simplify the planning process. I want to provide a series of tools and resources that help keep your organized while also providing the details you need to successfully plan your trip.
Once you get the hang of it, you’ll find that planning your trip to the most magical place on earth, can be a lot of fun and is a great way to stay connected to the magic in-between trips. Even if you’re already a pro at planning trips to Disney, you’ll find ideas on how to keep that magic alive while you’re planning for your next adventure. Ideas for movie theme nights, Disney crafts, Disney reviews, etc. will also be found here.
The introductory series of posts on this blog will focus on my keys to planning a successful trip. To coincide with the launch of my blog, I have also launched an Etsy shop. Here you can find a variety of planning worksheets available for instant download. Coming in early 2017, you will also be able to purchase custom autograph books and travel journals. You can review listings here.
When you were planning your first trip to Disney, what was your biggest frustration? Share your thoughts in the comments!