My Favorite Planning Tools

I’m what you’d call a Power Planner. You know those Disney addicts who are always planning their next trip? That’s me. As a result, I have a short list of Internet-based tools that I rely on to make planning quick and easy (so I can get on to planning the next trip, of course)! Below is a listing of my absolute favorite tools.

When To Go & Booking
Easy WDW – Month-by-Month Info
Provides information about each month of the year, including average temps and best times to visit. As Disney releases info, this page also includes links to Easy WDW’s free daily park recommendations.

Easy WDW – Travel Agent Calendars
Links to Disney’s month-by-month travel agent calendars, which are typically updated before those on their website.

Touring Plans
Park-by-park plans for every touring style.

AllEars – Ride Closures by Month
If you’re not going to be able to get on Splash Mountain for the entire month of February, that’s must-know!

Planning Strategy Calculator
Tells you when you can book ADRs and other special experiences.

Park Hours & Entertainment
AllEars – Extra Magic Hours Info
Lists upcoming EMH as well as which rides will be open.

WDW Entertainment Calendars
Updated every week with the current info and includes Boardwalk show times.

Build a Better Mouse Trip – Outdoor Movie Schedules
Great site for times and locations of the outdoor movies at the resort hotels.

Transportation
Our Laughing Place – Transportation Whiz
First (and often only) stop when you can’t figure out how to get from here to there.

AllEars – Resort Bus Stops
List of all resort stops–helpful for saving steps

WDW Strollers 
A great resource for traveling with mini-Mousketeers, including information about rental companies and doing Disney with the pre-school set.

Dining and ADRs
Touring Plans – Menus
Best source for up-to-date menus.

Disney Food Blog – Restaurant Guide
More info about specific restaurants.

Disney Food Blog – Restaurant Search Tool
Narrow down your options for dining based on where you’ll be or what kind of interaction/experience you’re looking for (including discounts).

Disney Vacation Club
AllEars.net – DVC 1 & 2 BR Villa items and Studio items
List of items in the villas.

 If there’s a site with an excellent tool that you think I’m missing, please let me know at melissa@mouseonthemind.com.