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WDW and Universal Studios Planning Tips - for someone without a car!

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Some exciting news - we are planning a trip to WDW in 2018!
I don't know about you, but I do a lot of planning with my holidays. I borrow heaps of guide books from the library, purchase travel guide ebooks from Amazon, ask alot of questions on Tripadvisor.com, consult with other Disney fans and search endlessly on the internet on best ways of doing things. In the end, I write everything into one small Notebook, which I take to the parks (and everywhere else). The Notebook was the beginning of this entire website. I found every tip I received, was not replicated in every guidebook! And some were only found on Tripadvisor.com. So my Notebook became a great summary from multiple sources. And yes, I do take the Notebook to all the Parks- it is lighter then carrying the original guidebooks! On our first trip to Disneyland in 2015, I didn't know what to expect with the rides, so yes, every ride was written about, such as what to expect, rated a score, notes on how scary it might be a…

Disney Springs WDW - Best places to eat and things to do

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Packaged Tours versus Independant travel - Tips and Tricks

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An age old question is should you do a package tour, or do everything yourself as an independent traveller? In my 20's, I did quite a few packaged tours (with Contiki). I travelled to Great Britain, the Hawaiian islands and both islands of the Long White Cloud (New Zealand). For most of these packaged tour holidays, I travelled as a solo traveller. I found this to be the easiest and safest way for me to travel as a young female. However, by the time I had reached my last organised tour, I really had had enough of the 'package tour'. I was sick of being taken to places I didn't want to go, and not spending enough time in places that I did. I also didn't like the fact that they would take you to these 'factory outlets' where you were encouraged to buy something or rest stops were at 'expensive' shops so you could spend more money at another 'captured market'. Lastly, I also realised, by travelling in a tour group - you mixed mostly with other …
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