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Planning a vacation to Disney World can be a daunting task. Even if your idea of fun is pouring hours of planning into your trip, it can still be overwhelming. Whether you’re a first time visitor or a seasoned veteran, I have some online resources that can simplify the planning process. We all know that showing up at Walt Disney World without a plan is a very, very bad idea.
One of my very favorite websites is Touringplans.com. Touringplans.com offers a number of services to simplify the planning process:
- The Crowd Calendar: The chart offers an estimate of what the projected crowds will be. I, myself, love this chart. I like to be mentally prepared for a huge crowd before I arrive.
- Touring Plans: These plans are even more important than the crowd calendar. If you follow one of our plans, we promise you will minimize your wait times.
- The Blog: We have experts that post articles daily. A huge variety of topics are covered. These writers know and love Disney – even more importantly, they want to share it with you. (Pictured to the left are just a few of the Touringplans.com team: Katie, Kristen & Caroline)
- Lines App: Lines is an application (“app”) that can be used with most smart phones. This fabulous app displays park hours; current and future wait times for every attraction in Walt Disney World, and much more.
Allears.net is the gold standard of Disney websites. Allears.net is an all encompassing Disney informational website. Allears.net covers everything: planning, accommodations, park, restaurant, & dining tips, Disney restaurant menus & reviews, resort details, news and much more. Allears.net is a must visit site when planning a trip. Allears.net will celebrate its 15th Anniversary in January 2011.
Studioscentral.com is the be all and end all of everything Disney Hollywood Studios. This outstanding website answers all of your DHS questions in an effort to make your trip more fun. Studioscentral.com covers a huge variety of topics: dining, park hours, entertainment and a history of this park, just to name a few. This is a must visit website prior to any trip to Disney Hollywood Studios . I especially love the history section. I like to know how things came to be.
These are just a few of the resources I go to when planning a trip. I have them all saved as favorites on my computer. These are my go to websites. I always learn something new. I marvel at the time, quality and detail that go into all of these sites. Even when not planning a trip to Disney World, it’s fun to read about what’s going on at my favorite place.
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