Thank You Forum! I am Done Planning & Ready for Fun


For the past several months, I have been consumed by Disney World planning. I have over analyzed and changed my plans several times... Booked, then cancelled, then re-booked several ADR's. Changed my mind about rides/M&G/FP. I have asked a million questions on here & received great feedback. Now I am officially done with it!!! (PS: I have driven my family completely nuts with this process).

I even did a "test run" where I brought my daughter to a local theme park to test out my ideas (stroller, carrying items, drinking, bathrooms, lengths of time before she was miserable, etc). That's how OCD I am.

I will be leaving in 30 days & I am finally feeling confident about my plans. I know they will not be PERFECT. I know things will go wrong or be missed. But at least I can spend the next 30 days in excitement rather than stress.



Hooray! I hope you have a fabulous trip!


I'm sure you'll have a great time!

Keep the forum in mind when you get back. It's a great way to deal with the end-of-Disney-trip depression after you return. grinning


Hurrah! Your over-planning tendencies fit right in around here. I'm so glad you're going to spend the next month being excited instead of worrying. Please share a trip report when you get back. I'm sure lots of us would love to hear how this trip goes for you!


Yay!!! Congrats on having everything all lined up. Now you just have to step back and leave it alone.

Time to focus on packing and maybe pre-shipping items.


You know how difficult it is to step back & leave it alone!? Ha ha ha.... I promised my husband at the 30 day mark I would NOT change anything more.


I will definitely make a trip report... I should have made a pre-trip report showing all my struggles & bad decision making in the planning process so that others could know what not to do! smile


Congrats and wishes for a great trip!

As a compulsive over-planner myself, the best piece of advice I can give for the actual trip is that the purpose of planning is not to be a straitjacket, but more to be aware of the general principles that go into an effective plan. This will help you quickly figure out how to adapt to changes in real-time, knowing the principles behind what makes things work the way they do.


Hello my name I Rachael and I'm an Overplanner! 😀 secretly the planning part is my (almost) favorite part! Haha! I love you "tested out" at the local theme park! I recently took my ds5 and ds15months to zoo to see I I could handle both at Disney solo... It gave me great hope! Hahaha!


I think that's a great idea! I'd never thought of the idea of a "trial run" for a Disney vacation, but it's so smart.


It gave me great hope too!


Well like I said, you no longer have to change anything, just begin packing and making the packing lists!!