At the recommendation of several friends, I picked up a PassPorter's Walt Disney World 2008 Guidebook/Planner to help me plan my family's last-minute trip to see the Mouse. This book is chock full of park maps, resort reviews, restaurant guides and enough tips and tricks to make any trip go smoothly. This nifty guide has fold-out maps with suggested touring plans, a place to keep one's park tickets, travel itinerary, and even a place for character autographs.
As a self-confessed, Disney-obsessed control freak, I cannot stand the thought of entering the parks without at least a rough outline of which rides and attractions we want to visit, the times and confirmation numbers of my Advanced Dining Reservations, and a list of tips from my more Disney-experienced pals. Instead of the haphazard method of assembling this info on index cards as I have in the past, I now keep it all neatly contained in my PassPorter.
The guide is small enough to fit comfortably in my backpack, and does extra duty as a place to keep all the receipts and memorabilia I collect during our tour of the parks. I use the guide's "Our Journey" section to jot down the places we visit, the characters we met, and the events that stand out for each day. This is a great way to organize my thoughts for when I create a scrapbook of our trip once we're home. For my money, PassPorter is the perfect way to help ensure a memorable trip with my family. I can't recommend it highly enough!