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    I usually start off by taking out a calender and choosing my dates, I will look for any deals that might be available for the time period I am interested in by checking Disney sites and Mousesavers.com. After booking my trip I will print out the park hours and the EMH nights and then I will book my ADR's according to that. I then pay for the trip as soon as possible and start counting down the days. In fact I will be checking at Pop Century in 21 days.


    off site- AUG 86 --- carribean beach JULY94
    all star movies JULY99- all star sports JULY00
    coronado JAN01---------all star sports AUG01
    all star music JULY02 ---All Star Movies Apr03
    POR JULY04 -------------Disneyland Hotel Aug 04
    Pop Century APR 05 -----Pop Century AuG 05
    Pop Century AUG 06-----Carribean beach Aug 07
    Pop Century Aug-08----- Pop Century Aug -09
    Pop Century Aug-11------Off Prop- Feb 12
    Caribbean Bch-Aug 12---Pop Century Aug 13
    Pop Dec 14---Pop Feb 15--Pop April 15

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    Once the dates are booked I have a single sheet of paper with a rough itinerary and any dining reservation booking refs on it.

    That's it.

    Oh and I have a packing list for each person and a hand luggage packing list for each person and a list of things that need doing before we leave the house.

    That's really it.

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    I have an A5 pad with notes written in pencil. I'm beginning to think I'm missing out!





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    Yeah, wonder if I need colour coded spreadsheets?

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    I have :o
    A spreadsheet with schedule on; which park, ADR's, booking confirmations.
    Then each day has it's own spreadsheet with which park, which rides, eating where etc.
    Then I have tear off sheet with the ADR's and confirmatons on.
    Then packing lists - 1 for each of us.
    Then shopping list for USA shopping and another one for shopping here before we go.
    I also have costing sheets for planning where we're going to eat.
    I start these on the day (or sometimes before) we book and keep adding, changing and modifying until the day we leave here!

    Ooooh forgot one, spreadsheet for care of the animals too!

    Retentive, Moi?



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    I get a little travel journal from Paperchase because I just love that shop, and each day has a different page with Adr's parks to visit etc. I then also transfer all my ADR numbers onto another page for quick reference. The book also has other sections in it for flight times bookings and any information I need.
    I do also get the passporter as an information source and I do fill it all in but I don;t actually take it with me as it takes up valuable packing space.






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    I am much less planned than the rest of you. My ADR's are usually on a sheet of looseleaf paper and then I type it up closer to the trip. I put any email stuff I need into a WDW folder and then print it out before I go.












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    okay I'm gonna seem like the least organised person alive, but what we did was about a week before, print off a sheet and just write down what day we are doing each park on and opening times.

    Then, we just right a list of stuff we have in our suitcase and store a copy inside and one somewhere else so when we are packing to come back home, we know we have everything.
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    Excel spreadsheet. Color coded. What can I say? I'm weak and I love to plan.

    I recently got my hands on a laminator and a label maker.

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    Oh! I have a laminator! I actually asked for a label maker and my mom got confused












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