Do the Unofficial guide to Disney World day plans really work?


They do work… if you are determined to do what is on there planner, and that is it. most of us go to what catches our eyes, or ride something, enjoy it and ride it again. You have to keep in mind, too, that the time of year, and crowds will greatly affect the ability to do those things in that order in that timeframe.

I recommend using the book as a guide, nothing more, nothing less. The authors of these guides have been to Disney many many times. I suggest reading the books, getting a feel of the parks and drawing up your own game plan to suit the needs of your family.

5 replies on “Do the Unofficial guide to Disney World day plans really work?”

  1. Yes, provided that you account for the time of year. While I have read the plans and tried using them, I always deviate based on my own interests (I’ll see a roving troupe of performers and decide to stop, etc) they are great ways to start your planning. Adjust them to your needs, but the Unofficial Guide (I assume you mean Birnbaum’s) are a treasure trove of wonderful information and VERY useful tips.
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    Former Disneyland Cast Member who has also used the guides at Walt Disney World

  2. There are some excellent guides and they do provide all kinds of reference information to help you make the most of the visit. However the most important thing is to plan ahead to make sure you see and do all the things you want.

    Best to have a broad idea of what you want to do within each day, then use websites and forums to learn the very latest hints and tricks (reference guides cannot always keep up-to-date with these).

    There is so much going on at Disneyworld that you need to leave plenty of time to go ‘off-plan’ when you see something interesting. You can easily spend a full day at each of the Disney parks without seeing everything, so the trick is to make sure you prioritise. Other people’s experience is so valuable – whether it’s telling you which attractions to visit early in the day, or where to dine without waiting in line too long, it can save you hours.

    Try http://www.DoingFlorida.com for the latest news from the parks.
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  3. They do work… if you are determined to do what is on there planner, and that is it. most of us go to what catches our eyes, or ride something, enjoy it and ride it again. You have to keep in mind, too, that the time of year, and crowds will greatly affect the ability to do those things in that order in that timeframe.

    I recommend using the book as a guide, nothing more, nothing less. The authors of these guides have been to Disney many many times. I suggest reading the books, getting a feel of the parks and drawing up your own game plan to suit the needs of your family.
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    28, planning my 17th WDW vacation May ’09, and a user of Birnabum’s ’09 book for updated info.

  4. allears.net is the best unbiased Disney site – has loads and loads of details and pictures of everything disney I live near disney and still use this site for info.. all my oiut of town relatives love this site the best too
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