How to Plan a Disney World Vacation
Hello, my name is Anne and welcome to my series of video guides that show you how to plan your Disney World vacation. We're going to use my book, Mouse Map, to help plan your vacation.
Planning a trip to Walt Disney World can be divided into three steps: Discover, Decide and Document. You might be tempted to just jump in and start making reservations. My experience with travel planning has proven to me that taking time to do some research and make some basic decisions before you start making reservations increases your ability to have the vacation of your dreams.
Let's start with the first step: Discover the Walt Disney World resort. Disney World is a huge, all inclusive vacation destination with four theme parks, two water parks, two entertainment districts and more than 20 hotels. In Mouse Map, start with the first chapter on Page 2 to get an orientation to the entire resort. Then discover what makes each theme park unique by continuing to the theme park chapters. In other videos, I'll show you how to use the Mouse Maps to plan your vacation and gather more information on each of the major parks. Continue through the chapters to discover even more recreation options, the Disney hotels, and transportation.
As you use the maps and checklists in Mouse Map, you'll begin the second step: Decide. It's impossible to do everything at Disney World, so as you go through the Disney World maps, use the checkboxes to mark the attractions and restaurants that are most interesting to your family. This will help you decide how many days to spend in each park. In the chapter on resort hotels, use the checklists to decide which hotel is the best match for your family's budget and preferences.
After you've discovered the Disney World resort and decided on some basics, you'll be ready for step 3: Document. The final chapter is the Vacation Planner. Beginning on Page 80, you can go step by step through a few more decisions, then begin making reservations and documenting your Disney World vacation plan. Some guests prefer to make very detailed plans, while other guests just make basic reservations, like their Disney hotel and airline travel. The Vacation Planner easily adapts to both styles.
And there you have it. My three steps for planning the perfect Disney World vacation: Discover, decide and document. I'll be sharing more details about planning your Disney World vacation in other videos.
If you already have a copy of Mouse Map, you can get started right away be turning to Page 2. If you don't have a copy, visit the Mouse Map order page for details on how to receive your ebook or spiral version.