[QUOTE=crazy4tink;1029589]ok, the short of the long story… originally we were planning a surprise :ph34r: birthday trip to Disney/universal/cruise for DS 13th b-day. That plan (i.e., the budget :blink: ) did not work out, so I decided to do a complete 180 and go to Wisconsin Dells, WI instead (waterpark capital of the world!) and a side trip to Cedar Point on the way home. NOW, my budget for[I] that [/I]trip is about to top the original Disney plan, SO… I am reconsidering a week at Disney sans Universal and the cruise… my long awaited question to you…
I am a compulsive planner, every detail… you know the type :happy: … I have NEVER waited this late in the game to plan a Disney vacation :blow: . Can someone, or lots of someones, give me tips, advice, the semantics of doing a trip this close to my departure date?
I planned a surprise trip for my DD in a matter of weeks. I AM THE compulsive planner. I did just fine with the quick planning. Book what you want and get the best of what you can. Focus on two meals that you must have and maybe do the counter service plan. It works out so awesome to just go and do whatever you want without running from meal to meal. I highly suggest you try it. I am doing it again this time around…heck with all those meals. Take to much spontaneous fun out of WDW for me.