How Do You Stay Connected?

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How Do You Stay Connected?

Because my family tends to split up - and meet up during vacations it's important that we be able to stay connected even when we're apart. What ways do you use to make sure the group that you're traveling with knows where to be and when they're supposed to be there?

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We usually pick a time and place to meet up before we split up. However we have cell phones to call or text each other if we need too.

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in the age of cell phones we aren't out of contact. during our grand gathering in 2008 i made itinerary sheets for everyone and we really had no problems.

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My friends and I usually stay together. On the few occassions we separated we picked a place to meet or texted each other to say where we were.

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Cell phones. I tend to hit the parks earlier than hubby, so he texts when he's on his way and we pick a place to meet. Or if he's off with our family or friends riding something hurl-inducing, same thing.

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Definitely cell phones - texting each other, which is great now that the parks have wifi since we can use that to send an imessage to each other and not use our cell phone plan. Also it's great to send/receive emails with friends/family back home. Since we are coming from Canada, now we don't have to worry about paying for a roaming plan when we visit the world.

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I have seen families use walkie talkies to keep in contact.

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I think we're going to try something a little new on this trip. Becks and I Both have iPhones, so we have the "Find My Friends" App. While we have a couple of meet-up points planned we're not staying at the same hotel and may not have the same touring schedule. I think this may be a useful app during the day while we're not together to see if we're near each other, or what they're/we're doing, without calling or texting.

Has anyone used the Find My Friends app at Disney? Has it been useful? Or am I overthinking?

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Kristen K. wrote:
I think we're going to try something a little new on this trip. Becks and I Both have iPhones, so we have the "Find My Friends" App. While we have a couple of meet-up points planned we're not staying at the same hotel and may not have the same touring schedule. I think this may be a useful app during the day while we're not together to see if we're near each other, or what they're/we're doing, without calling or texting.

Has anyone used the Find My Friends app at Disney? Has it been useful? Or am I overthinking?

Have not use it at Disney but I do at home to find Scrappy now and then. Yes it works and should work fine in Disney.

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laugh laugh Funny stuff, Mr. Hub!

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