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The old website I used to use had an interactive plan that you could put everything in and print off if you wished. The bit I loved about it was that I could edit while I was away on vacation, so if we changed something we could move it around to make sure the thing we were supposed to do but changed, didn't get lost or forgotten about. You could put everything in there, flight, car hire, hotels, villa and then a list of parks (all the Orlando parks, not just disney) plus loads of different activities. Honestly, its the only thing I miss about that site (well and the nice people on there). I haven't been able to find anything similar anywhere else Sad

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No I don't as I don't like spreadsheets laugh
I created my own Word document that I just change with the new information for each time I go. I have attach my sample...for me it works.

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I used to use a Word document then started on spreadsheets after being inspired by JeffC mickey
Where is he anyways?? confused

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Spook wrote:
I used to use a Word document then started on spreadsheets after being inspired by JeffC mickey
Where is he anyways?? confused

Inquiring minds want to know. confused confused

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We do this Matrix thing...With EMH...ADRS...etc..I colour code parks and highlight various stuff...It goes on coloured card then gets laminated..First week on one side..Second week on the other..Here is a quick photo of our example Matrix..

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With a background in Project Management I am spreadsheets all the way, I have an itinerary spreadsheet, budgeting spreadsheet with payment due dates etc, packing list spreadsheet, things to do with due dates spreadsheet, think that's it! Oh no, I also have a spreadsheet with the last 6yrs MNSSHP and MVMCP dates so I could try to predict this year's party nights. And just remembered I have a spreadsheet with a list of restaurants and websites to sign up to for coupons.

For some reason it won't let me upload my itinerary as a spreadsheet so done it as a pdf.

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senseicj wrote:
I use trip it and it is so easy it eaven updates itself with adr's and flight res and will update flight changes for you and notify you of changes. plus you can use your cell phone with the app and everyone on your trip can access it

Do you have an app for this or is it on a computer?

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senseicj wrote:
I use trip it and it is so easy it eaven updates itself with adr's and flight res and will update flight changes for you and notify you of changes. plus you can use your cell phone with the app and everyone on your trip can access it

Do you have an app for this or is it on a computer?

I am just adjusting to a smartphone and I refuse to carry my tablet or my husband's iPad around the parks, but I am the one who knows when the ADRs, the fastpass times, rope drop, park closing and EMH. If I don't, no one will. I have a small plastic binder that has all the official papers (reservation confirmations, flight passes, etc) but that stays in the resort.
Can anyone give me apps that will do this???? I put it in my phone calendar and it's a pain. I have have a Samsung Nexus (also known as an X).
Very appreciated!!!!!

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I use Tripit as well and I love it.

Oldtink - Tripit has both browser based components and an app that you can work from. It will keep all of that information. The big selling point to me with Tripit is that when you get an email reservation confirmation you can just forward that to trip it and it puts all the information into the system for you. Super easy and it's not just Disney based so you can use it for all sorts of travel.

This is their website.
https://www.tripit.com

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Kristen K. wrote:
I use Tripit as well and I love it.

Oldtink - Tripit has both browser based components and an app that you can work from. It will keep all of that information. The big selling point to me with Tripit is that when you get an email reservation confirmation you can just forward that to trip it and it puts all the information into the system for you. Super easy and it's not just Disney based so you can use it for all sorts of travel.

This is their website.
https://www.tripit.com

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oldtink wrote:
Kristen K. wrote:
I use Tripit as well and I love it.

Oldtink - Tripit has both browser based components and an app that you can work from. It will keep all of that information. The big selling point to me with Tripit is that when you get an email reservation confirmation you can just forward that to trip it and it puts all the information into the system for you. Super easy and it's not just Disney based so you can use it for all sorts of travel.

This is their website.
https://www.tripit.com

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The free version works well, right?

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I activated the free version of Tripit and the first "sell" that popped up after they asked if I wanted to pay for the "pro version" was a HUGE PROMO for......SCOTLAND! King Fergus? are you and making a few extra to pay for your trip???? rolling rolling rolling

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oldtink wrote:
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I activated the free version of Tripit and the first "sell" that popped up after they asked if I wanted to pay for the "pro version" was a HUGE PROMO for......SCOTLAND! King Fergus? are you and making a few extra to pay for your trip???? rolling rolling rolling

He claims it was a good discount deal waiting

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I only use the free version and I love it.

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I setup a spreadsheet before we go and make sure I know to the cent how much money we have each day of our trip. We start off with the opening balance and each evening I add up the receipts (over a cocktail usually) and see how we are doing. Not that I want to stress over money when we go on holiday, but it's nice to know where you stand.

We have no credit cards at all so it's all cash (debit cards) when we go on trips. I usually plan out a certain amount of cash to have on hand for little things like water, snacks, etc. Then all meals, merchandise and whatever else costs more than a few dollars goes on the card.

We usually know where we are going to eat so it's pretty easy to figure out a good budget on how much this meal or that meal would be based on past trips. Good to hang on to those old recipes for this purpose. Or bad depending on how many adult beverages are on one bill. Seriously, I did that the other evening and forgot we had three bottles of wine and three Brandys a piece last time we ate at Le Chef's.

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I would download the MyDisneyExperience app to your phone. It has wait times and can you modify your fastpass+ selections on it a long with dining reservations. You need to have an account with Disney to use the reservation and fastapss+ part. It's a free app.

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I have spreadsheet with space for additions. Our fast passes for the most part, along with our ADRs are booked. So, it's just if we hit pay dirt and score an extra fast pass.

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"George Banks and all he stands for will be saved. Maybe not in life, but in imagination. Because that's what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again." Walt Disney

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I use a Word file with a schedule table (page 1) and a text page for details (page 2). Since my November planning file is still in the preliminary stages (no reservation numbers or other sensitive info included yet), I thought I'd post the table page so y'all can see what it looks like. Not as fancy as some of the spreadsheets people use, but it does the trick.

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Someone just told me that I can sync my Samsung Galaxy to my computer so I "should" be able to see my schedule. Not sure how to do it.

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Jeff C do you have an editable version of your spreadsheet? I'd love to use it for our upcoming trip!

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megandumont59 wrote:
Jeff C do you have an editable version of your spreadsheet? I'd love to use it for our upcoming trip!

Hello Megan and welcome to WDWForGrownups. Jeff has not been on for a while, so don't be offended if he does not answer you. There is a copy of it here somewhere that is editable, but I also have one and I will try and find for you. You will have to download the fonts though if you don't have them already.

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I posted this on another thread, but the free app (Cozi) on my android allows me to sync with my PC any excel sheets I have created, and updates any changes, so my phone has the whole spread now! Simple to use and modify.

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That is awesome. I appreciate the help. I looked on this thread and both were pdf. Thank you so much!

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Try this one.

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It only tries to open to my files to save but then says "no such file". sad
Is it apple or PC?

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"George Banks and all he stands for will be saved. Maybe not in life, but in imagination. Because that's what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again." Walt Disney

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oldtink wrote:
It only tries to open to my files to save but then says "no such file". sad
Is it apple or PC?

PC tink. I just tried downloading them both and they work for me.

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It worked for me on my mac. Do you have excel?

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h0ney227 wrote:
It worked for me on my mac. Do you have excel?

I am all android/PC...DH is only one ipad.

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Got it! So I just modify this one? When Cozi takes it I lose some formatting, but when I print it out, it's easier to read than mine. awesome

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"George Banks and all he stands for will be saved. Maybe not in life, but in imagination. Because that's what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again." Walt Disney