Planning Worksheets

Affordable Disney Vacation Planning Worksheets

Make Saving Money at Walt Disney World Easy!

Staying Organized is the Best Way to Plan a Disney Vacation!

One of the most frustrating things about trying to have an affordable Disney vacation is doing a budget. How much are you going to spend? How much should you plan to spend? What about all those “extras” that always seem to pop up? Nothing is worse than expecting to spend a certain amount on your Disney vacation….and then getting to Walt Disney World and finding out you’re spending a lot more than you had planned…

Now, there is my Walt Disney World Vacation Budget Plan (www.theaffordablemouse.com/ebooks/DisneyBudget.xls) that takes the guesswork out, and makes it easy for you to figure out a budget that you can keep!Simply plug in the amount you plan to spend in each category, and it will compute the total amount you should budget:

Staying organized can be challenging too! There are a lot of details involved in a vacation to Walt Disney World. Two other worksheets will help you there too! Use the Walt Disney World ADR Information Sheet (www.theaffordablemouse.com/ebooks/ADRinformationsheet.xls) to keep track of all of your Advanced Dining Reservations…as well as how much you expect to pay…or how many Disney Dining Plan credits you will be using:

And if you want to have all the details of your entire Disney vacation in one place, then you will like using the Walt Disney World Vacation Itinerary (www.theaffordablemouse.com/ebooks/VacationItinerary.xls) to have everything you need to know for each day of your vacation…at a glance. This is a system I have used on every Disney vacation our family has taken…as well as every other vacation as well:

Each worksheet will open in an Excel file where you can download to your computer, enter your own information, and save for future editing. When your trip arrives, simply print them out to take with you, or upload to your smartphone or blackberry to have all your information in the palm of your hand!  And if you don’t have Excel installed on your computer, then download Open Office (it’s FREE!), and open the worksheets through their spreadsheet platform.

The links again to download these free affordable Disney vacation planning worksheets:

For a tutorial with tips on how to use the worksheets, click here.

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12 Responses to Planning Worksheets

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  2. Susan says:

    Downloaded the Open Office but can’t figure out how to get the spreadsheets into it from your ebooks spreadsheet. Any suggestions would be appreciated? Thanks, looks like you have covered everything.

    • Nancy says:

      Hi Susan. If you have downloaded Open Office, already, then when you click on each link for a spreadsheet to open it, it should open up as an Open Office spreadsheet automatically. If that doesn’t work, you may have to “tell” it which program to use to open it. Not sure if this is a great explanation, sometimes it is easier for me to do it than explain it :) Let me know if you don’t get it to work, and I’ll see if I can give you better directions. Good luck!

  3. Logan says:

    What does the CC stand for on the ADR planning worksheet?

    • Nancy says:

      Hey Logan, good question! It refers to whether the restaurant has a credit card hold when you make the reservation: some do, and I like to keep track of those that do, since if there is a late cancellation, my credit card will get charged. Thanks for your question!

  4. Tammy L says:

    I love these! and am in the process of filling them out I only have 1 problem I am going for 10 nights 11 days and cant figure out if there is a way of not using 2 sets of the itinarary because i wouldnt need the first and last day twice (does that make sense??) I thought I could somehow copy/paste the middle forms so there are 11 in total any ideas?

  5. Elise says:

    Wow, these are great! Thanks so much for taking the time to put them together.

  6. Sharon says:

    Hi Nancy, a friend told me about your spreed sheets. Perfect just what I’m looking for. I downloaded openoffice. I’m computer Challenge so trying to do this is Greek to me. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank-you
    Sharon R

    • Nancy says:

      Hi Sharon, glad the worksheets are what you are looking for! Were you able to open them with Open Office? Once you downloaded it, you should have been able to just click on where you saved the worksheets in order to open them. Hope it worked out for you!

  7. Heather says:

    Hi,

    Thank you for putting this together. This will save me time. I have one suggestion. For me, I would find it helpful if the ticket costs were broken into Adult and Child, like it is for the dining.

    Is there an easy way to find out the costs for tickets? What I mean is do you know what the mathematical formula of how WDW comes up with the price of the tickets? This way one could put in the number of days and then see the cost. If that number is above ones budget, changing the days would allow one to easily make comparisons in cost.

    Thank you again

    • Nancy says:

      Hi Heather, thanks for your thoughts. There is not, to the best of my knowledge, a “formula” of how Disney comes up with ticket pricing. And since pricing can and often does change several times a year, the best advice I can give you is to simply plug in the price for how many days you want into the spreadsheet. I will say that Disney does make it cheaper the longer you stay, so typically it is beneficial to stay for at least 5+ days to make the most of your money. :) Sorry to not be of more help.

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