Text of Page 3 (Planning Your Adventure)
The text on your right is direct from page 3 of
PassPorter Walt Disney WorldŽ (1999 Edition) for the convenience of our current
readers and for the enjoyment of our future readers.
This excerpt is an introduction to the first
chapter in the book, Planning Your Adventure. Each chapter contains a similar
introduction, setting the tone and introducing the topics to come.
page exactly as it appears in the book (caution:
Copyright 1999, MediaMarx, Inc.
Planning Your Adventure
Planning is the secret to a successful vacation.
The vast Walt Disney World Resort is not designed for procrastinators or last-minute
travelers. Good planning is rewarded by a far more magical Disney experience. Planning is
also wonderful fun. It increases the anticipation and starts the excitement months before
the vacation begins.
Planning begins by learning about the Walt Disney World Resort. Your PassPorter has all
the information you need for a great vacation, and then some! Written to be complete yet
compact, the PassPorter can be your only guidebook or act as a companion to another. You
can use it in a variety of ways: as a travel guide, a vacation planner, an organizer, a
trip journal, and a keepsake. We designed it for heavy usecarry it about wherever
you go and revisit it often after your trip is a fond memory. Personalize it with your
plans, notes, souvenirs, and memories. We even crafted it with extra room in the binding
to hold the things youll squeeze and jam into the pockets along the way. The
PassPorter is the ultimate Walt Disney World Resort guidebefore, during, and after
your vacation. (When we say Walt Disney World Resort, we mean the entire
complex of parks, resort hotels, and other facilities that make up the World.
The term does not refer to just a resort hotel. More and more, Disney uses this term and
weve adopted it when it seems appropriate.)
This first chapter helps you with the initial planning stage: gathering information and
budgeting. Your PassPorter then continues through the planning stages in order of
priority. Sprinkled throughout are ways to personalize your trip, little-known tips, and
magical Disney moments.
Above all else, have fun with your plans. Dont get so bogged down with planning and
recording that you miss the spontaneous magic of your vacation. As Robert Burns so
appropriately said, The best laid plans of mice and of men go oft astray. Use
your PassPorter to plan ahead so you can relax and enjoy your vacation, no matter what it