I get very passionate when giving advice on trip planning and today I have some background on my philosophies on trip planning, along with some stories on why I feel that way.
I also have a quick tip of the day on an alternative to taxis on Disney World trips.
These are notes from this episode. There's much more info included in the audio so be sure to listen to the episode for a better explanation.
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4 of my trip planning philosophies
Do as much as time and money will allow based on your child(ren)'s interests
As I explained in a Facebook post, I'm passionate about people doing things while their kids are young because we weren't able to do that with our daughter.
Make a plan, but stay flexible
One of the reasons my touring plans for all 4 parks are only for the first part of the day is that I think you should leave plenty of time to be flexible on your trip.
It's also why I group the first few hours of the day by hour: so you can have a good general plan but won't feel too rigid.
Remember that the goal is to make memories, not to do everything
You can never do everything on a trip, so be sure to pare it down to the important stuff that will allow you to have fun and make memories together.
Involve children in the planning process
You can do that by watching videos of the rides (I have videos for every ride in my park guides), read Birnbaum's for Kids books, or watch TV shows about the parks on channels like Destination America.
Quick tip of the day
Consider using Uber as an alternative to a taxi on your trip. I'd recommend downloading the app and setting up your credit card beforehand. Keep in mind that Uber isn't allowed at the Orlando airport.
You can get a free ride (up to a $20 value) using code "shannona9" or redeem at this link.
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