March 15, 2013

Top Ten Disney World Planning Sites


Below is a list of our favorite Disney World Planning sites...

AllEars - a great source of massive amounts of information, including nearly every Disney World restaurant menu

DisBoards - what's better than learning from someone else who has been there and done that?! DisBoards is just that...it's a place for people to share their experiences and ask questions...but be warned, it's very popular and it can be a little overwhelming

Disney Addicts on Facebook - if you have a facebook account, this can be a helpful site for any question you may have...just post it and someone will know the answer (just be warned, we they named it "Addicts" they weren't exaggerating)

Easy WDW - a wonderful resource for predicting crowd levels based on historical data-it includes the average high/low temps for each day, extra magic hours and show times for the nightly fireworks/light shows

Magical Trips - to be honest, we were a little hesitant to put this one on here-kind of want to keep it to ourselves but it's a favorite because it's a small, tight-knit group of Disney fans who are always kind and willing to help with planning questions...it's much less overwhelming than the DisBoards and we've formed real-life friendships from it (there's also a facebook page for it)

MouseSavers - if you're looking for discounts, information/tips on Disney World, Disneyland OR Disney Cruises, this is the place for you!

Official Disney World Website - Surprisingly not as helpful as many of the unofficial sites, the official Disney World site does offer a couple fun and helpful things others can't-including the ability to order the free official vacation planning DVD and also free customized park maps (allow about 6 weeks for either to arrive)...just click on the "My Disney Experience" on the right side of the home page

Undercover Tourist - a well-rounded site that allows you to find some great tips, order multi-day discounted tickets or even download a wait time app to your phone (which covers both the Disney World Parks and Universal Studios)

Walt Disney World Entertainment - a meticulous site that offers weekly firesworks, parades and live-action show times for each of the parks

WDW Info - a really well-organized site with tidbits of information (not overwhelming amounts but certainly helpful) that cover not only Disney World Theme Parks, Resorts and area hotels but also the Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, DVC (Disney's version of a timeshare program), Adventures by Disney (vacations around the world) and Orlando's Universal Studios

Again, these are just our favorite places to go when we need an answer to a Disney World planning question but we also know there are dozens of other really helpful websites and blogs out there so enjoy your planning and have a magical time!

(PS....check out YouTube for first-person accounts of the rides...it can really help little ones-or big ones, who are afraid of roller coasters)

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