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Old 01-28-2013, 10:21 PM   #16
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I did a minnie marathon at Disney with my sister. We had a great trip - enjoy yours! Looking forward to hearing about it when you return!
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:23 PM   #17
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I'm here to read along!!!
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:43 PM   #18
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Welcome, welcome ladies!

I'm finally going to crack down and start my actual TR this weekend. I'll post a link here, as well as sticking one in my signature!
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:29 PM   #19
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As promised, I'm here! I know you're already back, but I'm so intrigued by your Disney binder! What is it? I'm planning a trip in June and would love a way to be more organized! I am an avid couponer, so I have a binder full of coupons, but not a Disney one.

ANYWAY.

Your Mousekeeper envelopes look great!

I can't wait to read your TR!
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:49 PM   #20
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As promised, I'm here! I know you're already back, but I'm so intrigued by your Disney binder! What is it? I'm planning a trip in June and would love a way to be more organized! I am an avid couponer, so I have a binder full of coupons, but not a Disney one.

ANYWAY.

Your Mousekeeper envelopes look great!

I can't wait to read your TR!
Ah, my binder...

At first, it was supposed to be a gag gift of sorts to my sister for her birthday, which was a few weeks before we left. She can be notoriously unorganized so I thought it would be funny to give her a packet with all the tiny details of our trip. However, the more I added to it, the more I realized that it was actually going to be a really useful thing to bring. Not only did she get a kick out f it, but she thought it was really useful as well so she let me keep it and continue to add to it in the final days before our trip. Here's a list of what was in it:

-All of our reservation information and confirmation numbers (hotel, dining, flights, rental car etc.)
- Any information that came from the travel agent (I booked some and let the TA book some so I put it all together in the binder.)
-Driving directions to and from Universal
-Lists of all the attractions in each park with the ones we really wanted to see, kind of wanted to see, and didn't care about noted.
-The free maps we'd made on the disney website and had mailed to us
-Magical Express tags
-Boarding passes
-Mousekeeping cards
-Universal park tickets

I basically printed out everything and stuffed them into plastic sleeves. The sleeves also doubled as pockets for anything that wasn't 8 x 11.5 sized.

We were only taking a small bag to the parks with us so we didn't carry the binder all day. In the morning, we'd whip out an iPhone and snap pictures of whatever we needed for the day (ride lists, food confirmation, etc.) Obviously if it was something like tickets, or maps we pulled those out and brought them with us.

I loved the idea and found it really convenient. Since I made mine, I've met other DISers who decorate their binders to look really awesome. I'll have to keep that in mind for next time!

Also, in case DSis is reading- I'll give you credit that you were very organized and planned for the trip (though four pairs of flip flops might have been a bit of over planning )
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:40 AM   #21
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Ah, my binder...

At first, it was supposed to be a gag gift of sorts to my sister for her birthday, which was a few weeks before we left. She can be notoriously unorganized so I thought it would be funny to give her a packet with all the tiny details of our trip. However, the more I added to it, the more I realized that it was actually going to be a really useful thing to bring. Not only did she get a kick out f it, but she thought it was really useful as well so she let me keep it and continue to add to it in the final days before our trip. Here's a list of what was in it:

-All of our reservation information and confirmation numbers (hotel, dining, flights, rental car etc.)
- Any information that came from the travel agent (I booked some and let the TA book some so I put it all together in the binder.)
-Driving directions to and from Universal
-Lists of all the attractions in each park with the ones we really wanted to see, kind of wanted to see, and didn't care about noted.
-The free maps we'd made on the disney website and had mailed to us
-Magical Express tags
-Boarding passes
-Mousekeeping cards
-Universal park tickets

I basically printed out everything and stuffed them into plastic sleeves. The sleeves also doubled as pockets for anything that wasn't 8 x 11.5 sized.

We were only taking a small bag to the parks with us so we didn't carry the binder all day. In the morning, we'd whip out an iPhone and snap pictures of whatever we needed for the day (ride lists, food confirmation, etc.) Obviously if it was something like tickets, or maps we pulled those out and brought them with us.

I loved the idea and found it really convenient. Since I made mine, I've met other DISers who decorate their binders to look really awesome. I'll have to keep that in mind for next time!

Also, in case DSis is reading- I'll give you credit that you were very organized and planned for the trip (though four pairs of flip flops might have been a bit of over planning )
Wow! What a great idea!!!! I'll definitely have to look into that! I'm all about getting more organized! thanks for explaining it to me!!

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Old 02-07-2013, 10:42 AM   #22
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Wow! What a great idea!!!! I'll definitely have to look into that! I'm all about getting more organized! thanks for explaining it to me!!

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No prob! It was definitely useful...except the days where we forgot to take things out or take pictures!
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:42 AM   #23
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Well guys, I've found Nemo.





As my fellow New England DISers know, a blizzard dubbed Nemo is heading our way. I wish everyone a safe, and warm weekend!

Rather than stay at school and get my car plowed in with no shovel to my name, I figured I'd drive home and stay the weekend. Seeing as its just me and my nursing books for the weekend, I figured this is a perfect time to start my TR! Keep your eyes peeled folks, especially if you're home from work/school/etc and need a fix of that warm, sunny weather!
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My TR is up! You can find it here:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3061386
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:31 PM   #25
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We're getting hit pretty hard with Nemo up here in Vermont! Stay safe and warm!!
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We're getting hit pretty hard with Nemo up here in Vermont! Stay safe and warm!!
You too! Think warm thoughts!
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:33 AM   #27
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I am finally checking in here, reading my sister's trip report made me cave and actually sign up for an account.

I am Emily's DSis, and fellow disney fan(atic).


Two things to say about this thread:

1. You can never pack too many flip flops (unless you get blisters on the first day and can't wear them for the remainder of the trip)!

2. The binder was a huge help, but plan to carry the pages with you, or as we did (when we remembered) take pictures of the pages with your cell phone so you have the info. We forgot on a couple of days and were wishing we had that info.
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I knew I would force you to join!
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