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Wendy
03-06-2012, 12:06 PM
When we first went to WDW, we had the guide book with us all the time and followed a plan religiously :lol: We darted from one side of the park to the next to beat the lines at rides and came home completely shattered :lol:

Nowadays we just take it each day as we go, we don't rush to be at the parks for opening or go to a particular park on a certain day. If we want to go on a ride and there is a short line, then we will wait, if not, well there's always the next time.

We find it so much more relaxing this way rather than packing in as much as we can and then coming home and feeling like we need another holiday.

What do you do, do you plan or take each day at a time?

catrancher
03-06-2012, 12:25 PM
We used to always plan. Go here, do that, don't be late. Felt like the Mad Hatter in Wonderland. :madhatter_bounce:

But since my DW developed her heart arrhythmia, we've been taking it much easier. On our last trip, we basically just lounged around the pool at the resort most of the time. Only went to the parks typically for our ADR's and the occasional ride or parade.

It's odd, but we still have just as much fun taking our time as we did when we were running around. :shrug:
But it's soooo much more relaxing.

Tom (:macwave:... relaxed...)

Tink
03-06-2012, 02:11 PM
Depends. Usually, it's do what we please when we please. However, when we have a new person with us, we'll have a bit of a plan to try and get as much done as that person may want.

Being close, we don't feel the need to stand on line if the wait is too long (again, unless someone new is with us and they want to do the attraction).

uscwest
03-06-2012, 02:21 PM
Generally take each day as it comes unless we have an ADR in a park (rare).

Deafjeff
03-06-2012, 02:40 PM
It more of mixture for us. Sometime we plans ahead and sometime we just see what the day brings

robertcraig
03-06-2012, 03:05 PM
I do some planning like ADRS and i have booked NIGHT OF JOY AND HALLOWEEN PART. I also have days when I make decisions when I get there

Deafjeff
03-06-2012, 03:30 PM
I do some planning like ADRS and i have booked NIGHT OF JOY AND HALLOWEEN PART. I also have days when I make decisions when I get there

Remind me when you are there? We are there from 6th until 21st Sept


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keith
03-06-2012, 03:54 PM
I prefer the parks at night (being kinda a vampire and all that) so I start by looking at the EMH nights if we're staying on site. Any park events like the christmas party etc.

Then I'll book an adr for that evening and plan to be at that park from early evening onwards.

I'll know which things we want to see and do there so we'll arrange it to do all those things.

There are certain traditions. Have to do Illuminations at EPCOT with a glass of champagne from France, so I'll plan that :) but otherwise it's just "fancy MK today?"

Slowhand
03-06-2012, 04:07 PM
I`m another one who takes each day as it comes.
It`s just a pain sometimes that we have to plan our day around those pesky ADR`s that we had to make 180 days before our vacation! :thumbsdown:

Britchick
03-06-2012, 08:25 PM
I prefer the parks at night (being kinda a vampire and all that)

:sully:



it's a mixture of both for us, of course if we have ADRs they tend to be fixed but at the start of the holiday we will hit a park in a certain order then i'll be happy to chill out a bit and go with the flow.

Sam
03-06-2012, 08:42 PM
When we were first there I had it all planned but by about the third day we kind of took it as it came. Before we went I spent aged looking at tour plans.

I think being there for three weeks gave us a little more time rather than rushing around. Somedays we just went late to the parks and enjoyed the rides in the evening. Other days we would aim to go early then have an easy afternoon. If the rides were busy we just came back later or try again another day.

I must admut I do tend to route march everywhere which drives my DH mad, but I've always done that. My DH is so laid back he is usually horizontal.

robertcraig
03-06-2012, 11:42 PM
Remind me when you are there? We are there from 6th until 21st Sept


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Beccaberry
03-06-2012, 11:52 PM
Our first few trips, I was a down to the minute, laminated note card carrying, marching orders shouting, planner. It took four trips for me to realize Disney had become a "permanent fixture in our life," as opposed to a "once in lifetime trip." After that (and much to my children's happiness) I relaxed. I'll never forget the look on Andrew's face the first time I said, "Why don't you plan Wednesday?" Ironically, guess who became a planning czar, hmmmm?

We still certainly go "prepared" but all things are flexible ;-)

Johnie
04-06-2012, 12:05 AM
I'm a planner of trips in general. But I go to Disney so often that I tend to play fast and loose. We make ADR's and that tends to shape the day

Deafjeff
04-06-2012, 08:00 AM
Going to the POR from the 7th till 17th september

Ooohhhh will see you there then? I think someone else will be there also :unsure:


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BUTTERHEAD1
04-06-2012, 08:05 AM
We kind of have an idea which parks we will hit and where we will have dinner but no real planning after that. We also blown off parks and restaurants to just hang out at the hotel to relax and to recharge our batteries.

Isafari
04-06-2012, 09:13 AM
I'm a planner. I know where we are going every day of our trip.
Saying this, if the weather stops us from say, watching a parade or stops fireworks then we will swap some things around.

Wendy
04-06-2012, 12:31 PM
Hhmm, interesting, I guess as we all have been more than once we tend to plan less and less and just enjoy being there :)

When we talk about the times we used to plan every single detail we laugh about it. There is no way I could go back to that now.

Watchinherskip
04-06-2012, 05:14 PM
I was always amazed when visiting this forum and previous ones that you dear members used to frequent, that itineraris were so complete and I felt sort of like a failure not being of that mindset. I just can't get that organized. We have a plan on where we are going for the day and a rough idea of the things on our must see or do list but that is pretty much it.

I want to live in the moment. If that means we don't have to run ragged so be it.... more the reason to come back again to hit that thing we missed last trip.

Wendy
04-06-2012, 06:26 PM
I want to live in the moment. If that means we don't have to run ragged so be it.... more the reason to come back again to hit that thing we missed last trip.

:yes: definitely :D