Park Touring Plans
Deciding on a touring plan before you
arrive is an important part of planning your magical Disney vacation,
because the more you know the more you will see.
Enjoy the effort and time that goes
into making a touring plan.
The anticipation and excitement that comes with discussing and planning
what you will see and enjoy can be half the fun.
Get everyone involved
If it’s just you and the family make a special family night out of it.
If you are traveling with a group of friends then arrange for an eating
meeting. Watch the promotional video together and spread the brochures out
on the living room floor. Let everyone help in the planning. Once everyone
has had a chance to contribute and sign off on a plan it will help
eliminate arguments later on.
Make decisions on some of the fundamentals including:
Which park on which day
Wake up times
When you would like to arrive at the
Where you would like to eat
How long you will want to stay in the
You may want to consider separating for
a portion of the day to accommodate different interests. You can arrange
to meet back up for lunch or dinner and share with each other what you
Tip: Consider having a means of two-way communication. This can
be accomplished with cell phones. Another option is FRS (Family
Radio Service). These “walkie talkie’s” are reasonably priced and
can be obtained before leaving home. This capability will serve you
well when your group splits up. Some popular brands of FRS units are
Motorola, Cherokee, Audiovox, Kenwood, Cobra.
If walking is exercise what is this?
As much as Main Street, Cinderella Castle, or Dumbo is a part of a visit
to Walt Disney World, so is walking. In fact, a Disney guest will walk
somewhere between four and eight miles while visiting one the four major
theme parks over a seven hour period.
Levels of endurance will vary. Someone in you group is going to run out of
gas first. Plan or no plan you must be able recognize when someone needs a
break. Be flexible. Skip an attraction and grab an ice cream or something
to drink and find some shade, so they can recharge their batteries. This
can be especially important when traveling with young children.
Oh the shame of it all.
More than likely you will not be able to complete your entire touring
plan. Rain, longer wait times than expected and Disney’s continuing need
to tinker with operating hours, as well as any number of other variables
can affect your plan.
Relax there is no quiz at the end of the day. No points will be subtracted
from your over all score. This is not a test of your willingness or
ability to plan and execute the perfect vacation. The point we would like
to make here is that you shouldn’t worry or fret if you weren’t able to
check everything off your list. Enjoy what you are able to see with those
you are with, because in the end it is how much fun you had and not how
much you did that matters.