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iTinerary-Free Planning with Disney & iPhone

There are many books and apps out there that will help you plan your next Disney vacation…for a price. Do it for FREE through the Disney website. Then upload your itinerary to the iBooks app. Easy, efficient, cost-effective and easy to access.

Planning for your visit to the Disney Parks is essential if you want to maximize your experience. Did you know that Disney offers an excellent way to plan an itinerary?

Here is how-

1) You must create an account on the Disney website. It’s free and takes minutes.

2)Once you create your account, sign in and click on My Disney Vacation.

3)On the dropdown menu choose Itinerary. Here you can build an itinerary for each day of your vacation. You can add anything from which parks you’ll visit, favorite attractions at each park, resorts, activities, even dining and reservations and more! The list is comprehensive. Just check off the info and it’s added into your itinerary. You can even type in your reservation number for ADRs. No more hassle to find it. There is also a blank box for notes to add reminders or anything else you’d like to put there.

If that wasn’t great enough, I took the itinerary one step further toward convenience. I emailed each itinerary as a pdf to my email account and saved it to the iBooks app.

Here’s how-

1)Choose print on the upper right hand corner of the itinerary.

2)Click on PDF. Choose Mail PDF from the dropdown menu.

3)Mail the itinerary to your email account.

4)Open the email on your iPhone and click on the pdf.

5)Next, Click open in iBooks.

You now have an itinerary for each day easily visible and locatable on the shelf of your iBook app. One click on my iPhone is now all I need to locate every detail of my daily itinerary!

Try it. The itinerary is free through the Disney website. The iBook app is free in iTunes. This the most effective and convenient tool I’ve found. And the price is definately right.

PS WDWPRINCE coined the term iTinerary. There isn’t an actual app with this name.

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Tips For Dining in Disney World Alone

WDWPRINCE at Picabu 12am!

WDWPRINCE at Picabu 12am!

Last Saturday I tweeted this question ” On traveling alone to WDW, what was your favorite bar or restaurant on property for dining solo?”

October 23 at 11:33am via Twitter

Today, The Disney Food Blog posted these tips, from Gray at solofriendly.com.

Have your table service meal during a less crowded time. Try lunch time.

Eat at a restaurant with bar or counter seating. Bars are more social, counters can provide view of chefs cooking.

Enjoy a dinner show. Spirit of Aloha at Polynesian or Hoop Dee Doo at Fort Wilderness.

Go for a great view. Choose a restaurant with views of fireworks shows during dinner.

Tomorrow the Disney Mom’s Panel will address the question. Stay tuned. (Mom’s giving advice on dining alone, hmmm).

Some of my readers suggest:

When I’m there alone, I prefer to eat at the bar in a restaurant, as opposed to a table. The bartenders are always a blast!

I have never felt uncomfortable at any restaurant/hotel/lounge or attraction because I was alone. Quite the oppisite. People and castmembers seem to turn extra friendly when they find out you are alone. I have many great memories and stories from my adventures at WDW by myself.

I always like going and hanging out at the lounge in the Poly or at the Kona Sushi Bar.

What is your favorite place to dine in alone? What are tips you’d like to share with solo travelers? Please leave your comments!

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