How I Make Our Disney World Planning Booklets

wdw planning booklets


I promised a while back that I would share how I put together our Disney World planning booklets.  We’ve used planning booklets on quite a few trips now.  This much planning and detail isn’t necessary for every trip, but here are a few instances they are helpful.

Use Disney World Planning Booklets if:

  • You are traveling with a large group
  • You are traveling during a busy, crowded season
  • You are trying to maximize what you can get done at park opening/rope drop

For this trip, we are hitting all three of the above.  We’ll be traveling with 13 people total and we tend to tour as a herd.  The biggest reason we stick together, especially in the mornings, is to optimize what we can get done at rope drop.  If you hit the rides and attractions in a particular order and get there first thing, you can really avoid a lot of lines.

I use small photo albums from Dollar Tree to make the booklets.  I thought about just using our phones for this, but not everyone in our party has a smart phone.  And I think it’s simpler to pull out the booklet.  Each family unit gets one, which keeps me from having to repeat the same info over and over.

What goes inside our booklets:

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Strawberry Soup Recipe from Disney’s Grand Floridian

strawberry soup


I have wanted to try this soup forever, but haven’t had the chance.  I’ll be staying at the Grand Floridian Resort in about a month for the Food Blogger Forum Conference.  But I’m not sure I’ll have a chance to eat at 1900 Park Fare, where they serve this soup.

To be fair, I did not use the exact recipe from the Grand Floridian.  Here’s the original:

Strawberry Soup-1


The strawberries I used were sweetened, so I know our soup was much sweeter than the original.  And I decided to lighten it up a bit by subbing out the heavy cream.  I also used light sour cream in place of the regular and the yogurt.  I would have used plain yogurt instead, but I was out.  Use what you’ve got!

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