13 November 2012

10 Tips on Tuesday: Disney edition

Tips on Tuesday:: Disney Edition

Today I'll share some great Disney tip blog posts that I recently found! We're gearing up for our own family trip to Disney World and we'll be celebrating a lot of fun things while we're there- Baby E's first trip, her 8 month birthday, and DH and my 4th anniversary. It's also the first anniversary that we'll be spending at Disney, which is where we were supposed to honeymoon (unfortunately the Army had other plans, but that's a story for another day!). So, without further ado, we're off...

#1- 31 Days to Planning your Disney Trip
OK, of course I'm going to start off with my own series of tips hehe. I spent 31 days last month sharing tips about the parks, transportation, dining, and other fun stuff, so be sure to check it out ;)

#2- Door Side Delivery
Oh my word! I wish I'd known about this sooner. So... depending on where you're staying in Orlando, you can get groceries delivered to you! Check out their website to see if they service where you'll be.

#3- Getting Ready for Mickey (Part 1)
Such a creative lady!! She has super fun ideas and tips- and this is just part one in her series, I'm off to read the rest! Here are a few ideas from her post...
  • Disney Bingo, a fun game and helps kids get familiar with characters they'll see but may not be familiar with as much
  • Secret Decoder Message, a super fun way to break the news to the kiddos that they're going to Disney World!
  • Pressed Penny/Quarter Money, festive way to keep track of monies
  • Tip Holder, a festive way to leave tip money for housekeeping

#4- Getting Ready for Mickey (Part 2)
OK, so I couldn't help myself, I had to link up some more from Counting Coconuts (see #3 above). Here's some of her continued fabulous ideas for Disney...
  • DPS, Disney Planning Syndrome, tips for schedule planning!
  • DIY Disney Tees
  • Gifts for the kiddos
  • Disney movie nights

#5- Getting Ready for Mickey (Part 4)
OK, so seriously, Counting Coconuts has some amazing ideas hehe (see #3 and #4 above). This is the last of hers that I'll link to today- I'd say just head over to her blog and look around for more crazy awesome Disneyness :) Here's a few highlights from this post...
  • Learning Presidents, for a little homeschooling at Disney
  • Mickey Mini Unit, fun Disney-themed homeschooling
  • Disney pillowcases, these would be super easy to make
  • Invites, special personalized invites to character meals, etc.
Fun article designating different jobs for various ages of the kiddos, so everyone can help get ready to go to Disney! Remember, "delegating" is not a bad word. 

Since I'm an OCD planner, hehe, this is a post right up my alley! Amazing tutorial for creating your own Disney Binder complete with everything you'll need for your trip. Tons of free printables, too! I can only hope that I, one day, too, will have as many amazing printables as her :)

From the same website as #7 above, this is a great list of useful resources when planning your Disney trip. The "Charts and Data" I found especially useful since I've never been to WDW around the time we're going this year. Gave me a great idea for what to expect and which parks would be best on which dates.

#9- Easy WDW
This website has fabulous articles about crowds and events and tons of reviews about everything at Disney. When you go to the site, check out all the links on the right hand side- I've been using it extensively to help plan out our trip!!

#10- Your First Visit
Although it will certainly not be my first visit to WDW, I've been using this site to help plan our trip this year as well! Great articles about crowds, sample itineraries for the different months- I'd definitely check it out if it's your first or fiftieth trip!


Sage Grayson said...

I kind of go a little crazy whenever we plan a trip to Disney. It usually involves listing the pros and cons of every ride, restaurant, and attraction so we can use every second wisely. Planning is almost as fun as the trip! :)


Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, it sounds like so much fun, Shauna! Your daughter is going to enjoy it so much. The tip about having groceries delivered is fantastic. I had no idea. Happy anniversary to you and your hubby! I hope you can get back to crafting soon, too. {HUGS}