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 I spent a lot of time planning for Disney. Here are a few things I thought about while planning our trip to Disney World this Thanksgiving

I've spent the last 6 months planning for our trip to Disney World! I can't wait to see the castle again!

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This week, we head down to Disney. To say that CDub and I are excited is an understatement. I can’t wait to see Pookah’s face when he finds out on Thursday, on his birthday, where we are going!  It’s been a long year planning for this trip, so today, I decided to share a few of my favorite resources for Disney for this edition of Currently.

 

Watching

You tube videos about Disney. I’ve seen waaaaay too many.

Reading

I read The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2016 the last time we went to Disney and it helped even though we went only one day. Since this time was a much more involved trip, I needed to do waaaay more research. This book is invaluable. I love it. I need it. I will probably take it with me just in case.

Listening to

This Disney Podcast from WDW Prep-School. And I don’t even like Podcasts that much. But I love this one.

Making

Plans for our dining experience. I relied heavily on reviews from The DisneyFoodBlog Allergy Free Mouse, and Gluten Free in Orlando. These blogs and their reviews, suggestions and thoughts have really helped planning for keeping Pookah full and gluten-free. I’ve spent an ungodly amount of time making reservations, canceling reservations, making more reservations, researching reservations….But I think I finally got it how I want after a last-minute reservation last night around midnight.

Feeling

BEYOND EXCITED. Between plotting how to tell Pookah, wondering what he will say, and actually getting there, I AM EXCITED.

Loving

All the little things that Disney is so good at. Like the fact that there is a Disney bus to pick up from the airport. We don’t even have to get our bags from baggage claim, they do it for you. The magic bands that will make everything so convenient: room key, fast pass, paying for things, reservations. The online check in that assures that all we really have to do is show up. The endless activities available at our resort. Staying on property I think will be the best decision that we have made.

Planning

All of the photos I am going to take. I’m trying not to put pressure on myself and I may take a day when I don’t bring my camera….who am I kidding?!!?! LOL The wonderful folks over at BorrowLenses.com let me borrow the Canon 24mm f/1.4L Lensand I LOVE IT. I was going to rent a Canon 28mm f/1.8 Lens but decided to go wide or go home. LOL. I’ll talk more about that decision later and how the rental process goes too after I get back.

 

That’s all for now! It’s going to be hectic around here for the next few days!

Any Disney tips for me! Share in the comments!

 

  • Reply
    Janae
    November 23, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    I love Disney! Thanks for sharing!

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    Neely
    November 23, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    How fun! I love that there is a disney podcast!

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    Natalie
    November 23, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    I’m such a dork because I love reading travel planning guides just for fun–the Unofficial Guides to WDW are always awesome, and they always surprise me with something new. 🙂 Your son is going to FLIP when he figures out what is going on!! My mom and dad used to surprise my sister and I with Disney trips, and that surge of joy when they finally told us is amazing. My husband and I just took our toddler for her first surprise trip, and it was a complete success. I can’t wait to hear about the big reveal!

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    lauren | talk of the trains blog
    November 23, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Have an awesome trip! We recently got back from Disney and I read and listed to everything I could get my hands on!!

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    Tamiko
    November 23, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    You seem to be ready. I can’t wait to see the photos you take.

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    kita
    November 23, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Unless I win that lottery we will be watching Disney from our tv lol but one day we hope to take the kids before they get way too big. I need that lens….but that price…SHAT

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    Candace
    November 23, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    You know I’m all about staying on site…I don’t have the balls to take on the big Disney just yet,maybe next year so I’m excited for all the photos! He’s going to be so excited, I can just see that smile now 🙂

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    Amy at Mom's Magical Miles
    November 23, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    YES YES YES! I’m currently waiting to take my middle child – 10 days! I LOVE the planning! Hope you guys have a great time!

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    Katherine G
    November 23, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    I can’t wait to see how your trip goes. I’m excited for you all. My only tip is don’t be afraid to rest. We wound up having to take naps a time or two because we did so much. That was like 9 years ago. I hope to go back now that my kids are older.

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    Alisha
    November 23, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    I can’t wait to see Pookah’s face on all the pics you take! My mom lives down the way and you know I stayed right up in her house all last summer…LOL

    Enjoy your trip! <3

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