How Detailed Should Your Park Touring Plans Be?

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How Detailed Should Your Park Touring Plans Be?

Touring plans are a very personal thing and vary from group to group. Even if you don’t have a plan, that’s your planyou don’t have a formal plan. People vary in their approach from the “wing its” to the “plan every moment of the day” types. Many people use spreadsheets to keep track of scheduled items like ADR’s and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique appointments and some folks just carry a little card in their pockets with that type of information. If it works for you that’s all that counts.

There are a few precautions to take when planning and the most glaring thing I see is that people try to plan everything so that nothing will be missed. My friends – it can’t be done. I read a lot of Disney Q&A forums and when I see someone ask how long it takes to walk from this attraction to that attraction so that they can schedule to ride something like Toy Story Midway Mania and be through in time to walk to  Indiana Jones for the next show I think to myself – you will be disappointed. Experienced Disney visitors know that things happen that can’t be planned for and if you schedule things too tightly your plan will likely fall apart.

At the other end of the spectrum are the folks mentioned above who plan nothing – I did that but JUST ONCE! You must at least have an idea of where things are in the park and what you might like to do before you start touring. If you don’t put together a plan ahead of time at least make the first thing you do is to pick up a park map and one of the show time sheets and get some idea about what you want to do that day. You won’t be sorry.

The more you visit Walt Disney World, the easier it becomes because you are familiar with the park layouts, the transportation system, and crowd impact. Then it’s just a matter of deciding what you want to do and going for it relying on your level of experience and of course, the park maps (for details you may need) and the showtime schedule. If you enjoy table service restaurants, don’t forget those ADR’s because without them it’s very likely you will be eating at the counter service locations. That’s not a bad thing but it’s nice to sit down and relax for a meal rather than standing in line with a tray. After all, we all stand in enough lines at Walt Disney World as it is. The simplest way of saying what I want you to take away from this is – Plan but don’t over plan!! As always, enjoy your visit to Walt Disney World!!

Ken

How Detailed Should Your Park Touring Plans Be?

How Detailed Should Your Park Touring Plans Be?

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