Disney Parks Trip Planning Guides

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If you’re looking to plan a Disney trip, you’ve come to the right place. Here we have vacation planning guides that offer tips and tricks for Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland, and Hong Kong Disneyland.

These guides will help you plan every step of your visit, from pricing out hotels and airfare to using transportation efficiently and saving money on souvenirs. While they are a bit of reading, spending a couple hours of time with these free guides will save you hours of headaches on vacation and will make your trip stress-free…or as close to stress-free as possible. Each of the guides has links to additional posts that offer more detailed information about particular subjects. Click those links if you need to know more about anything!

Trip Planning Guides

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Walt Disney World Trip Planning Guide
Disneyland Trip Planning Guide
Disneyland Paris Trip Planning Guide
Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea Trip Planning Guide
Hong Kong Disneyland Trip Planning Guide
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa Trip Planning Guide

Hope these help! If you have any questions, leave them in the comments here (or on those particular guides). We receive email notifications when a comment is left, and we try our best to respond to all questions.

In addition to our Disney trip planning resources, we have some other guides that we’ve written in response to questions received on many of our Disney trip reports. In those, we receive comments along the lines of: “you guys look like you have fun touring the parks.” A lot of these comments and questions are more specific, with two especially popular ones being, “where did Sarah get [insert article of clothing or footwear here], it looks so beautiful!” and “what time of [insert name of camera, lens, or other photography equipment here] use in the parks?”

We reluctantly concede that we do have a lot of fun when we tour the parks, and that’s because we think we enable ourselves to do that by planning and doing things right. Trips are a lot more fun when you plan properly: if you wear comfortable shoes, bring delicious and energizing snacks, read the right books to prepare for your trips, or use the right apps. To that end, we’ve created some posts based on ‘best practices’ we follow and things we use when visiting the parks. Check them out…

Disney “Other Stuff” Guides

Guide to Dresses and Disney Parks Attire
Tom’s Camera, Lens, and Assorted Photography Gear Guide
Unique Packing List for Disney

In those posts, you’ll find a lot of great info for unique things you should pack to make your trip easier and better, as well as what you might want to wear to the parks, and the best cameras for the parks, plus other tips for taking better photos in the Disney Parks.

Hope all of this helps you have a better Disney vacation!

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Your Thoughts…

If you are a Walt Disney World or Disneyland veteran, what planning tips would you offer? If you’re a first-timer, is there anything else you’d like to know? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

15 Responses to “Disney Parks Trip Planning Guides”

  1. maureen says:

    Our family (2 adult-2 kids,10 yrs old) is wanting to visit mult parks from 9/26-9/30. We love rides, Sea World, and some shows. Need hotel and car (maybe). Any suggestion?

  2. Bonnie says:

    My family.cant wait to go back in nov

  3. Carey says:

    This may sound like a strange question but how do you go about planning your trips to Disney in China/Japan?
    I’ve booked my other trips online but I’m really struggling to find information on the parks outside of Europe and America.

  4. Raul says:

    HELLO!! Do you guys still give tips?!?! Im going for my Disneymoon end of march and we are going for 10 days, 8 days in the parks. I wanted to get some info on how to plan everything out right and not get overwhelmed or do to much.

  5. Kristie Watson says:

    How do I go about finding the cheapest deals on disney resot and parks vacation?

  6. sophie says:

    Hi i’m from Canada aand plan to to Disney land at the end of march our family 2 adult and 4 kids 12..11..10 and 7 we thinking going for a week what would you recommend this is our first time trip please help thxs in advance

  7. sophie says:

    Btw we are going to talk to the travel agent is that a good idea?

    • Tom Bricker says:

      Using an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner is a GREAT idea. They don’t charge a fee for their time (Disney pays them) and do a lot of the work for you. Just make sure they are actually *authorized* and specialize in Disney.

      Here’s one option for an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner: http://www.beourguestvacations.com/

  8. Carla says:

    Hi, my family and I are planning to go from 8/28 to 9/6, we are visiting from Costa Rica. I wanted to check that in that time schools are back on track, so the parks are going to be less crowded.

    Thank you

  9. Lauren says:

    Your website makes me feel better about my own planning practices. I will freely admit to slightly over planning (I even figure out the approximate cost of the tip for each of our dining plan meals and pre-make labeled envelopes with cash tip in them.) That being said, I get so annoyed by people who spend their snack credits on bottled water or don’t make dining reservations and complain that there was “no place to eat”. I can’t tell you the number of horror stories I hear from people about Disney and 99% of them could be avoided by a minimum amount of planning.

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