Disney World binder builder – 100+ free downloads

(Article last updated: December 30, 2016)

No destination is quite as difficult or fun to plan as Disney World. That's why I've always had a planning binder full of info and printables to keep me organized.

Below, I have shown the sections I use for my Disney World binder and links to downloads that you can use to create your own.

Let's get started...

My Disney World binder

The binder I use is something I designed myself and it includes 8 tabs...

The 8 tabs are labeled:

  • General Info
  • Hotel
  • Dining
  • Magic Kingdom
  • Epcot
  • Hollywood Studios
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Everything Else

The company that I used to order my binder and tabs is no longer available. However, Disney's Zazzle store also has hundreds of cute binders that can even be personalized (and they cost about 1/4 of what mine cost).

To get a Zazzle Disney World binder that feels a lot like mine does, I'd recommend doing these things:

  • Order the 2 inch option
  • Choose black for the inside color if it coordinates with the design better than white
  • Customize it, including uploading an image that can be used on the front cover (FYI: to change the font, click the "f" icon under the font size drop-down box. Took me forever to find it!)

Expand the area below to see some examples that I created when playing around with their options.

Binder styles

Note: Zazzle won't allow you to use the phrase "Disney World" on your design anymore, but I'd suggest "WDW" along with some other text (such as "WDW trip") as an alternative that they will allow.

Black and red style
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How I did it: the red spine and Mickey patterns are part of the style already. I uploaded the front label and back stripe images and then used Zazzle's text tools to add text to the front, spine and back. For the front, this meant having two layers: one for the label and one for the text. Just drag the layers on the Zazzle site to make sure the text lays on top of the label.

Font used on the Zazzle site:

  • Front: Folio Bold
  • Spine: Folio Medium
  • Back: Folio Light Italics

Download the images below by right-clicking and choosing "save image as":


Front Label
Black stripe

 


Comic Art Mickey Mouse
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How I did it: just took the design already on Zazzle and used Zazzle's text tool to add the text on the front

Font used on the Zazzle site: Futura Medium


Mickey Retro Polka Dot
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How I did it: the polka dotted pattern is part of this style already so I uploaded the oval label for the front and used Zazzle's text tool to add two different text layers to the front and 1 to the spine

Fonts used on the Zazzle site:

  • Front (the year): Roundhand Bold
  • Front (the rest of the text): Sprocket
  • Spine: Sprocket

You can download the label here by right-clicking and choosing "save image as":


Turquoise oval label

Mickey and Friends
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How I did it: I just used the default design and added two text layers to the front using Zazzle's text tool

Fonts used on the Zazzle site:

  • Front (big text): Impress
  • Front (small text): Futura Medium

There are literally hundreds of choices of binders. You can see all of the Disney designs in the gallery below...

Note: If items are purchased by clicking on one of the Zazzle links above, Zazzle will send me a referral fee.

Of course, you can pick up a binder wherever office supplies are sold and make your own cover for an inexpensive way to create a personalized one at home.

Take a look at each tab for ideas on what to put in each section of your Disney World binder...

General Info section

tab1generalinfoIn the general info section, I include a map of Walt Disney World as a whole, our trip itinerary, a calendar of the year so I can jot down dates that I need to remember (like making ADRs 180 days in advance) and a chart of which parks are best on each day of our trip.

Although the trip plan should mostly be decided beforehand, it's nice to stay flexible and make changes as needed (plus, I like to let the kids choose what we do on the last day so that's a helpful chart to have as a reference).

General Info Downloads

disney world map
Disney World map
printable blank calendar
Printable blank calendar
Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 12.59.49 AMBest/worst parks chart

 

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 1.03.56 AMTransportation map Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 1.07.48 AMJanuary park hours Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 1.09.38 AMFebruary park hours

 

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 1.21.29 AMMarch park hours Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 1.23.01 AMApril park hours Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 1.24.20 AMMay park hours

 

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 1.26.01 AMJune park hours Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 1.27.01 AMJuly park hours Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 1.28.53 AMAugust park hours

 

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 1.30.41 AMSeptember park hours Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 1.31.52 AMOctober park hours Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 1.33.22 AMNovember park hours

 

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 1.34.33 AMDecember park hours Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 6.51.16 AMTrip planning worksheet

Magic Kingdom section

tab4mkIn the Magic Kingdom section, I keep a park map, touring plans and recommended viewing spots. I also like to keep a list of recommended Quick Service dining locations so I know where to head when it's time to eat.

My custom park maps (linked below) include all of that info on 1 map that prints out on 1 piece of paper.

Magic Kingdom Downloads

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 4.35.34 AMMK park map Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 5.01.24 AMMK touring plans Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 4.40.33 AMMK entertainment schedule

 

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 4.42.58 AMBuzz Lightyear scoring tips Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 4.45.40 AMSOTMK card list Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 6.39.26 AMWDW Prep Member MK map ($)

Epcot section

tab5epFor Epcot, I like to have a park map, touring plans, and the entertainment schedule (especially since there are so many entertainment options in the World Showcase).


Epcot Downloads

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 4.53.27 AMEpcot park map Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 4.55.32 AMEpcot touring plans Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 4.58.46 AMEpcot entertainment schedule

 

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 6.43.46 AMWDW Prep Member EP map ($)

Hollywood Studios section

tab6hsNot only do I like having a park map and touring plans for Hollywood Studios, but I especially need the entertainment schedule since there are so many shows in this park.


Hollywood Studios Downloads

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 5.03.43 AMHS park map Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 5.05.19 AMHS touring plans Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 5.06.49 AMHS ent. schedule

 

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 5.09.27 AMToy Story scoring tips Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 6.46.06 AMWDW Prep Member HS map ($) Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 10.44.24 PMFantasmic map

Animal Kingdom section

tab7akAs with the other parks, I include a park map, touring plans and entertainment schedule in the Animal Kingdom section.


Animal Kingdom downloads

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 5.14.33 AMAK park map Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 5.16.08 AMAK touring plans Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 5.17.21 AMAK ent. schedule

 

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 6.48.07 AMWDW Prep Member AK map ($)

Dining section

tab3diningAfter deciding where we want to eat, I print off menus to store in this section so my family has an idea what to expect at each meal.

I also keep a 1 page worksheet that summarizes all of our dining locations and includes our ADR numbers.

For people using the Disney Dining Plan, having a worksheet to keep track of how your credits are being spent is a good idea too.

Dining Downloads

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 4.24.37 AMRestaurant menus Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 4.32.16 AMDDP snack list Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 10.33.31 PMDDP calculator (free login required)

Everything Else section

tab8eeThis section includes all of the other miscellaneous stuff that doesn't get its own section: water parks, Disney Springs, pressed coin info, packing lists, etc.


Everything Else Downloads

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 5.25.44 AMDisney Springs map Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 5.30.05 AMBlizzard Beach map Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 5.28.30 AMTyphoon Lagoon map

 

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 5.37.00 AMPressed coin machine locations Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 5.58.44 AMDriving directions to WDW Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 5.54.34 AMFP+ quick reference (at bottom of page)

 

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 5.52.04 AMRider Switch ride list Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 5.47.40 AMUltimate packing list Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 5.49.47 AMOrlando airport map

 

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 5.56.24 AMLa Nouba seating chart

 

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Carrie

Hi! Thank you so much for putting this together! I’m trying to print the map of Magic Kingdom but the link doesn’t seem to be working?

Kari

It looks like the tabs other than for General have disappeared again?

Renessa

Any ideas for the dividers/tabs? I have my binder designed based on your instructions above! I also bought some cute postcards to use. Signing up for the 30 day free trial of zazzle black made shipping free.

Jill

The epcot map link isn’t working?!?!

Jennifer

I found a code for zazzle it is 20% off if you use ZAZZLEDISNEY.

Elizabeth

I love the binder idea, and I’m going to print out a lot of the downloads, but I was wondering, where are the printouts for the hotel and dining tabs?

Kim

Hi! WE are going in May 2017, staying at AS Sports. Do you have any printable schedules for that resort for May? Thanks

Tracy stiles

When will the October park schedule/hours be updated?

Tracy stiles

Thanks… I’ll keep checking back… getting excited about planning my October trip!!

Shelbie

No calendars after July 2017 have a working URL.

Brynn

Hi there! I was trying to click on the links for the park hours calendars, but none of them seem to be working…?

Gina

I absolutely love the binder idea… i have been trying to get info and plan my familys trip for may of 2018… im a huge list maker and i love being up to date and ahead of everything… i plan way a head of time which gives me the time to make sure we are covering all of our options…. i know i cant get any real prices just yet but i was wondering if there is a step by step list or guide that will help me get everything planned just the way we want it??? something that will show me all of our options… hotel dinning and activities…. Thanks in advance

Katrina

I’m planning a trip for my boyfriend and I for May of 2018 already too! I hope your family and you have a great time.

Laura

The pressed coin location link is broken (404 error). New checklist is here http://www.presscoins.com/listings/WDWChecklist.pdf

Muriel Schintz

Shannon, do you have a pdf for the Kidani Lodge at the Animal Kingdom Lodge?

Patti Hayden

You are SO flipping awesome! I was going to buy a filler for an old WDW planner I had but this is SO much better. I did in fact go to Zazzle and personalized the Retro Mickey one for us. Thanks again! I am going to take advantage of WDW Prep School gold level.

Joshua

When will this be updated for 2017?

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The pros and cons of all Animal Kingdom restaurants
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Pros and cons of every Hollywood Studios restaurant
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