Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Don't wait!

Don't wait, don't wait, don't wait! I don't know if I can stress this enough. DON'T WAIT! One of the worst things that you can do when planning your Disney trip is wait too long to finalize your details.  Even a professional like myself has found themselves in trouble because they waited too long to take care of a specific detail.  I'm sure you think that I'm exaggerating, but I swear, y'all, I'm not.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Probably one of the most frequent questions I hear is "When is the best time to go to Disney?"  Well, it depends on your needs. Do you want smaller crowds? Do you want to attend a special event? Do you want to make sure your kids don't miss any school? Do want to avoid the heat if possible?  All of the above?  There are a lot of factors that you need to consider when deciding when is the best time.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Time to Pack

I'm a frequent viewer and commenter on Lines, which is the app for Touring Guides. http://touringplans.com/ One of my fellow chatters in a firm believer in soft packing, packing lists, and early packing.  If you want to hear about her having a panic attack, tell her that you waited to pack for your week long Disney vacation until the night before, or worse, the morning of.......that doesn't settle well with her.

I admit that I am a list person. I love lists. I use them for shopping, chores, to dos, honey dos, and packing.  If I didn't have a list, I'd never get everything done, purchases, assigned or packed.  I feel that a list is essential when it is vital you don't forget anything.

Monday, October 1, 2012


Have you ever had certain expectations that have not been met?  For example, I took my DD who is 2 to see Finding Nemo 3D. We own the movie and she loves it. I just knew that she was going to find seeing it in the movie theater, in 3D no less, amazing. I had high expectations......they were not met.

If you've ever taken a toddler to see a movie, you know what I'm going to say. She would not sit still. She wanted to be held half the movie, which made eating popcorn difficult. (Isn't the popcorn half the reason you go to a movie? It is for me). She would talk to me or her daddy in her normal, and loud, speaking voice. She wouldn't keep her 3D glasses on. She wanted to walk around the theater. It was a mess.She made it difficult for the entire family to enjoy the movie.

Basically, my expectations were not met. I was expecting her to hand me my "Mother of the Year" trophy and instead, she acted like a 2 year old.  This got me thinking about our upcoming trip to Disney.  What if my expectations aren't met? What if the trip if a disaster?  Can I handle a less than perfect Disney vacation?