happy members:

You’ve got your park strategy planned. 

You know exactly how to tackle that Virtual Queue, which Lightning Lane to book first, and exactly when to hit Pirates of the Caribbean for the shortest possible wait.

You LOVE a good plan, and are starting to see that your research is GOING to pay off (and if you can’t see it, let us tell you: it WILL.)

→ The best snacks, quick-service and table-service meals options for every park—and the most popular items at each spot so you don’t miss anything 

→ The perfect room to request at your resort—what to ask for, and how to do it

→ Those insider park tips and spots only the frequent visitors and experts know: the best photo-ops that are empty, and where the gooey (not dry) cinnamon rolls are

→ The top EPCOT World Showcase experiences, so you don’t miss any action

→ Expert nighttime show and firework viewing spots with suggested arrival times so you don’t waste precious park time standing around (but still get a great spot!)

→ How to make vacation a *vacation*—not just being hot and tired in a theme park all day

But now, you’re ready to keep fine-tuning your plans—
And you're loving discovering things like...

But now, you’re ready to keep fine-tuning your plans—

And you're loving discovering things like...

Most people that book Disney vacations maybe use a travel agent or ask their coworkers and neighbors for tips, and show up at the parks and grab a map.







Those of us who are like, "UM YES, of course I want to add the guac to my nachos for $2".

So when it comes to Disney planning, we're all WAIT I WANT TO KNOW EVERYTHING ALL THE SNACKS ALL THE STRATEGIES ALL THE TRIP REPORT STUFF ALL THE CONTENT ALL THE THINGS 😂😂😂




Most people that book Disney vacations maybe use a travel agent or ask their coworkers and neighbors for tips, and show up at the parks and grab a map.






Those of us who are like, "UM YES, of course I want to add the guac to my nachos for $2".

So when it comes to Disney planning, we're all WAIT I WANT TO KNOW EVERYTHING ALL THE SNACKS ALL THE STRATEGIES ALL THE TRIP REPORT STUFF ALL THE CONTENT ALL THE THINGS 😂😂😂




And then there are the planners.

Those of us who are a little...extra.

... and if you’re one of those where Disney planning is almost recreational for you — the more crazy details, the better

… we understand.

You’re our people.

Whether that trip is right around the corner – or your planning is just a full-time guilty pleasure hobby and you gotta keep up with all things Disney because #cantstopwontstop...

And if you’ve been hanging with us and reading Listletter every Saturday, or you’re already crushing your vacay plans with the Parks & Genie+ Strategies…


When it comes to planning the most strategic vacation yet, you know we’ve got your back.

... for the extra planning magic you’re craving!

Learn the stuff only the real experts know, without having to be exhausting the search bar on your phone or doom-scrolling social 
...

Get that never-ending Disney planning hit with our new and regular content drops & effortlessly soak up all the insider hacks & tips ...


… so that your next trip is always the NEW *best one ever* 😉

The VIP Membership

SO FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT WISH UPON A PLANNER, WE INTRODUCE:

I'm ready to rock my vacation! >

PERFECT FOR:

Planning Addicts • Disney Diehards • First Time Newbies • Seasoned Pros

What's Included in the VIP Membership

From comprehensive food guides, party and seasonal strategy, to quick videos teaching you exactly how the pros do things like book dining and make room requests, this is our "all the expert content" that doesn't fit inside our strategy guides, including:

Bundle 1 // Food + Dining

Obsessed with discovering new snacks, picking out the most convenient spots for your family, and getting the know on what the best meals are at each park? This Bundle drop is gonna be your fav.

  • The Ultimate Dining Hack: learn how to get any dining reservation—even if you missed it, and even without relying on text alerts—with the Ultimate Dining Hack that our readers say is the best thing we’ve ever taught them outside of park strategies!

  • The WUAP Comprehensive Dining Guide: a 40+ page guide that includes a quick, easy-to-read synopsis of each quick-service and table-service restaurant at all four parks. This one’s for those who think one of the best parts about vacations are the eats!

  • “Best of” Pocket Guides: quick, digital pocket guides that summarize the best snacks, quick-services, and sit-downs in each park (and nearby) so you can quickly pull them up on vacation and figure out the best meal for you and your group—with tips for convenience, location, and style preferences!

  • Snack Checklists: just what they sound like—the full rundown of the best snacks in every park.

  • Other Pro Dining Tips: see when (and when not to!) use Mobile Ordering like a pro, how to use the triage technique to score all the dining reservations you want, and more reservation tips!

Monthly Bundle Drops (First 3 Months*)

*receive everything instantly with Annual

customer love for the dining bundle:

I've helped thousands of people score those hard-to-get reservations that were causing stress, save money by avoiding overpriced and overrated restaurants, and find the best hidden snacks and dining spots Disney has to offer:

Bundle 2 // Resorts & More

You've probably heard us rave about The BoardWalk, doing an adult "Monorail Crawl" for tiki drinks and classy cocktails, or whisking off on the Skyliner to Riviera to grab a coffee and pastry. That's because the Disney resorts on-site are, dare we say, magical. This Bundle drop will show you how to maximize your resort experience—whether you're on property or off.

  • Room Request Cheatsheet File + Template: Picture it: You’re spending the money for a Disney resort so that you and your family can be immersed in the magic all day, every day. You want impeccable theming! You want convenience! You want delight! Annnnnd then you arrive and find yourself in a room that’s not only overlooking the dumpster, but it’s a 2-mile walk to the nearest bus stop… and you have 2 toddlers in tow. Oh noooo. That just won’t do. You’re gonna need the perfect room to go with your perfect vacation, amirite?

    We’ll show you the best room requests to make for every resort on property—plus when, how, and where to send it—and, you’ll even get access to the exact template our customers use to get our room requests fulfilled almost every time. 

  • Resort Hopping Guide: Anyone can visit the Disney Resorts—not just those staying at them. And thanks to the Resort Hopping Guide, your vacation doesn’t have to just be sweating it out in the parks: you can whisk off in the Skyliner to snag the best chocolate croissant on property, delight in your kids' squeals when they spot a zebra just a few feet away, or indulge yourself in from scratch truffle gnocchi paired with some freshly poured prosecco.

    You’ll find checklists and options with the top resorts and just some of the activities anyone can partake in while visiting them. We’ll also give you the 411 on how to effectively resort hop if you’re a newbie. Monorail + Skyliner bar and snack crawl suggestions included!

Bundle 3 // Insider Park Tips

We're all about strategy, but a lot of the real magic is outside of just running from ride to ride.
In this month's Bundle drop, get over 20+ years of pro secrets in your hands.

We're all about strategy, but a lot of the real magic is outside of just running from ride to ride. In this month's Bundle drop, get over 20+ years of pro park secrets in your hands.

  • Expert nighttime show and firework viewing spots: whether you're a "we're getting in front of the Castle an hour in advance for the fireworks" or the "show me the partial view spot I can just walk up to 5 minutes before a show" type of person, learn the best spot for you (with suggested arrival times) so you don’t waste precious park time standing around—and still get a great spot!

  • EPCOT World Showcase Chart: learn the top experiences and hidden gem spots around EPCOT's World Showcase so you don't miss any of the action—including the best things to do with the little ones so you can drink your La Cava margarita in peace! 😉

  • Transportation Strategies: with the Skyliner, Monorail, buses, ferry boats, and walking paths, Disney makes it a bit of a puzzle for most guests to get around. And knowing where you're going and the best way to get there can save you hours—learn how to travel around the World so you’re zipping around smoothly!

  • Break Spots: whether you're battling the summer heat or the day turns rainy, we'll show you exactly where to go and what to do so you can get the rest you need and your family can keep enjoying the day—minus the excessive meltdowns.

  • Hidden Gem Spots, Photo Ops, and More: there's the obvious stuff you'll find on blogs and park maps, and then there are spots in each park that most visitors don't ever know exist. We'll show you the not-to-miss spots and places to take a perfect photo that aren't full of tourists.

Ongoing Private Access + Support

- and -

When you sign up for the VIP Membership, you'll automatically receive an email each week for 12 weeks that gives you exactly what you need to know before your trip, along with top recommendations—including everything from the best grocery delivery to the best places to escape the heat at each park.

These are designed so that even if you're short on time or not as super planner as you thought you'd be, you're getting the "must knows" delivered straight to you (and straight up). So you don't have to worry about missing out on any of the best stuff Disney has to offer, and saving hours of scouring (questionable) reviews as far as what to book, see, and do goes!


“Best of” + Black Book Information

Private Newsletter

Ali's members-only private email blasts

Love getting our overly detailed trip reports, strategies we're testing behind-the-scenes, or seeing the latest new adult beverage or pretzel we’re recommending?

All VIPs will be added to my personal private email list—this includes our monthly Listletter PRO and any more personal emails straight from my desk! (extra trip reports, behind-the-scenes, voting, etc.)

Instant access to our private Facebook group where you can ask questions, hear about firsthand experiences, get trip updates, learn what to do (and what not to do).

  • Monthly Q&A with Ali: get those non-Googleable questions answered, straight from the expert!

  • Polls, Reviews, and Recommendations: so you can learn from other members, for things like what extra's are worth it, and money-saving tips you might not have thought of!

The VIP Group

Seasonal Strategies

Whether it's the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival, Spring Break, or Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween party coming up, we'll deep-dive into any strategy and must-knows your need for the events that pop up year round.

Because it never gets old to beat the crowds and lower the stress, no matter what the day is bringing!

VIP Members Share the Game-Changing Hacks & Insights We Taught Them

I asked what the most useful tip or hack was that I've ever taught them, outside of park strategies...

Here were (just some of) the answers:

... and now, we've put all of these tips & hacks into this VIP Membership 😊

Best for those planning a trip less than seven months away. Perfect for the planning lovers, first timers, or seasoned vets wanting to give their vacation planning an extra boost for a bit!

$17/month, recurring

Monthly subscription

monthly

Recurring monthly charge, cancel at anytime.

Get some monthly magic >>

Get some Monthly magic >>

This one's for the "start early" planners, the Disney Parks and WUAP fanatics, and those just needing their year-round Disney planning dopamine. Receive everything instantly and save 38% paying for the annual vs. monthly!

So,  You Ready to Level Up  Your Disney Adventure?

$127/year, one-time

ANNUAL membership

annual

One-time fee. Does not renew after the year unless you prefer it too.

  • Food & Dining Bundle Drop
  • Private Access & Community
  • VIP Facebook Group
  • Listletter PRO + Private Email List
  • “Best of” + Black Book Information
  • Seasonal Guides & Strategies
  • Resorts & More Bundle Drop (2nd Month)
  • Insider Park Tips Bundle Drop (3rd Month)
Sign up today to get started with the exclusive benefits!

Get Year-Round magic >>

Anticipating and planning    more happiness

Studies show that planning and anticipating vacations actually bring just as much pleasure, if not more than the actual travel itself…ummm, yeah, we believe it (and, hello, excuse to buy new paper product and pens!).

Might as well make the Disney planning part fun and stress-free and make sure that precious vacation time goes the same way.

My entire understanding of Disney and the system has changed with your products. How to understand the system and make it work for you instead of just taking what’s offered for face value. Thank you for all that you do! I can’t imagine Disney without you. Seriously have made our Disney trips so magical and the reason why it has been worth it for our family to go back to Disney multiple times.

"I can’t imagine Disney without your stuff!"

– Rosina G., Maryland

“The products and content you guys provide/share are wonderful. I appreciate that they’re legit and useful and not full of fluff or the things you can find on most other sites. The FB group is legit as well. So helpful!”

"I appreciate that your products are not full of fluff!"

– Michelle D.

We barely wait in any lines. We’re also aware of much more dining options than the standard fare. We also just feel much more in control of our trip rather than being run over by The Mouse.

Our trips to the park are much more successful now!

– Anonymous, New York

Since being a customer, I’ve taken the time to really strategize ahead of our WDW trips in order to maximize our vacations and get the most for our money. I felt like I was prepared for any scenario, which is awesome b/c you don't always know if the fam is going to be up at dawn ready to rope drop or needs a day to sleep in. Either way, I felt prepared to still get a lot out of our day!

"I felt prepared for any scenario!"

– Christina B., Ohio

We barely wait in any lines. We’re also aware of much more dining options than the standard fare. We also just feel much more in control of our trip rather than being run over by The Mouse.

"Our trips to the park are much more successful now!"

– Anonymous, New York

Ali is the founder of Wish Upon a Planner and brains behind everything Disney strategy (and usually eating or longing for chips & queso with a salty margarita).

Each year, her strategies help more than 20,000+ people skip long lines, get the most value for their dollars spent, and experience the Walt Disney World vacations of their dreams (and don’t worry – that’s still just .003% of annual visitors!).

Her specialty? Using her love of numbers and data to analyze crowd patterns, restaurant and resort priorities, and pricing trends to show her community members how to plan more efficient, stress-free Disney visits.

We’re always watching, Wazowski

and experience the Walt Disney World vacations of their dreams (and don’t worry – that’s still just .0002% of annual visitors!).

Her specialty? Using her love of numbers and data to analyze crowd patterns, wait times, and pricing trends to show her

Ali is the founder of Wish Upon a Planner and brains behind everything Disney strategy (and usually eating or longing for chips & queso with a salty margarita).

Each year, her strategies help more than 20,000+ people skip long lines, get the most value for their dollars spent,

So, who made this for you, anyway?

community members how to plan more efficient, stress-free Disney visits.

Get that never-ending Disney planning hit with our new and regular content dropsminus the clickbait or non-stop ads

Effortlessly soak up all the insider hacks & tips to put to use on that next trip so that it’s always the *best one ever*

Gain instant access to the greatest planning group on the web – so you don’t have to deal with straight-up wrong advice (or…jerks, tbh, lolz)

So cue the permanent pixie dust shower and:

YES, I wanna be a vip! >>

FAQs

The strategy guides for the parks and Genie+ are digital guidebooks/courses with Modules that teach you how to tour the parks like a pro – how to beat the lines, when to go where, and how to maximize your use of Genie+ if you add that on.

Our VIP Membership is for people that want even more tips & tricks (especially beyond park strategy, like food & dining and resort info), want to be on the inside of the latest changes, and would like access to our private group and other channels. 

How is the VIP Membership different than the strategy guides? (The Complete Parks Strategy Playbook to Walt Disney World and the Genie+ Mastery Mini-Course)


I'm newer around here. What do you recommend I purchase first?

If I love the Monthly and want to change to Annual for the discount, can I do that?

The most critical part of trip planning is maximizing your time and making sure you're not waiting longer than 15 minutes in a line. That way you're doing as much as you want, with as little stress as possible. The Complete Parks Strategy Playbook is what I recommend everyone have to start with. You can add the Genie+ course on at checkout (for a discount!) if you plan to use that, and if you're loving planning, then that's what this VIP is for ;)

Can I change or cancel my membership easily?

It is easy to cancel your monthly membership at any time with a few simple clicks – there is no minimum, and you are welcome to back any time. For Annual, the paid-in-full discount is offered for the purpose of the full commitment. If you are not sure if you want a full year, we strongly advise the monthly.

How do the bundle drops work? What about the rest of the VIP perks?

Once you signup, you get immediate, instant access to all of our private channels (the VIP Group & the private email list) and the other perks listed on this page. You'll get instant access to the first monthly drop, the guides and modules in the Food & Dining Bundle.

The second month your payment processes, you'll receive the Resort & More Bundle, and the third and final, you'll receive the Insider Park Tips Bundle.


What if I decide I don't like it? Is there a trial? Do you offer refunds?

There are no refunds or trial periods; if you decide you do not want to be a member anymore, you simply cancel your membership and you will not be charged again.


What if I pay in full for an Annual and then decide I don’t want it?

The paid-in-full discount is offered for the purpose of the full commitment. If you are not sure if you want a full year, we strongly advise the monthly. If you want to cancel a membership paid in full, you would be refunded any leftover portion of the full monthly price times the used duration of your membership. 



Yes! Simply shoot us an email and let us know, and we will get you set up so you're continued at the discounted rate.

I'm interested in finally committing to this planning thing for my vacation, and I think I want both of your guides AND the VIP Membership. Can I just get all of them at once?

Shoot us an email at support@wishuponaplanner.com and we'll get back to you within 24 business hours with the checkout link for all three. If you don't want to wait, grab this VIP, and then just grab the Parks Strategy Playbook next (and add the discounted Genie+ at checkout there!).

I'm a travel agent and I love your stuff. Can I join the VIP Membership?

Yes, we love TAs. But please remember: you membership includes one license ONLY for your use and all of our material is federally copyrighted—you may not share our hard work (logins, downloads, or our materials) with your clients (we will take legal action). Because that's theft, and that ain't cool. Kapeesh?


No worries—the VIP Membership is here to stay and you can come in and join whenever you feel the timing is right for YOU!

I'm interested but not at this exact moment. Will this be available in the future?

What if you add something new?

As long as you’re a current passholder, you get access to it!

How long will I have access?

You’ll have access to the materials for one year from your purchase date.

Most of the materials are downloads, which means you will also be able to keep them and use them even when your access expires.

What happens once I purchase?

Once you complete your purchase, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to create your account and get started immediately! 

Can’t I just buy these items individually?

Most of the individual products you’ll have access to as part of the All Access Pass are available in our shop year-round, so you can definitely just purchase individual items if you want. 

With the All Access Pass, you get huge savings, access to all updates, and access to any new products we add… all for just $72 this round.

If you want the huge bundle of everything PLUS the massive savings, though, the All Access Pass is the only way to get it.

Pssst: Even if you’ve purchased 1 - 2 individual products in the past, the All Access Pass unlocks EVERYTHING else and has two bonuses that cannot be purchased separately. You are eligible for a discount coupon on this if you've already made a recent purchase - check your customer portal or email us!

How do all of these resources work when systems/hours/policies/rides/etc at Disney World change so dang often?

When Disney makes any changes that could affect foundational strategies (touring the parks, making dining reservations, the Genie system, paid features, and so forth) – and if you know Disney, you know that happens often – we update our materials.

Your membership includes all updates and unlimited access as long as you’re a member. Plus, you’ll also get our free weekly Listletter® (mini-briefing of news and changes at the parks) AND our monthly Listletter PRO (more in-depth intel, critical updates, the latest deals, fresh tips, which tactics are working well (and which aren’t), and other essential Disney must-knows).

Tl;dr: you’re covered, no matter what, whether you've purchased an All Access Pass or individual products from us.

When’s the best time to purchase?

Your access is good for one year, so just make sure you're within that period!

We recommend anyone heading to Disney to start really learning strategy 3-6 months before your trip, so you can put it to use once you have to start making reservations. Many of our readers find the planning process exciting, so they prefer to purchase 6-12 months in advance. If that’s you, go for it!

I’m only going to WDW or Universal for one day. Is it still worth joining?

If you've already purchased the Parks Strategy Playbook, Genie+ Mastery Mini-Course, or Universal Strategy Guide (or multiple), and want to upgrade to the All Access Pass to receive everything, you're eligible for a big discount! 

You will find your discount code within your members area—if you have any trouble though, just shoot us an email at support@wishuponaplanner.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

In the next few minutes, get onboarded in our new members’ area to get instant access to all of our exclusive channels. And shortly after, find yourself at more of a pro-level than you could have imagined or Googled your way to.

Best of all, start the magic right now, at home.

We all know that snack planning and tip stockpiling is maybe just as fun as the trip itself 😉



We're saving you a Dole Whip (or a marg)

"Worth every penny"

I know that a Disney vacation, even minus all its complexities and stress, can create a lifetime of priceless memories. And that magic can be started during the planning process.

 I made this VIP Membership not because you HAVE to have it ...

... but because I know that when you’re home putting the picture frames of your kid's first coaster smiles or the massive-character-hug-moments on the shelf, you'll think:


"Yep—all the planning paid off" ☺️

Best for those planning a trip less than seven months away. Perfect for the planning lovers, first timers, or seasoned vets wanting to give their vacation planning an extra boost for a bit!

$17/month, recurring

Monthly subscription

monthly

Recurring monthly charge, cancel at anytime.

Get some monthly magic >>

Get some Monthly magic >>

This one's for the "start early" planners, the Disney Parks and WUAP fanatics, and those just needing their year-round Disney planning dopamine. Receive everything instantly and save 38% paying for the annual vs. monthly!

Start the Magic

$127/year, one-time

ANNUAL membership

annual

One-time fee. Does not renew after the year unless you choose that at checkout.

  • Food & Dining Bundle Drop
  • Private Access & Community
  • VIP Facebook Group
  • Listletter PRO + Private Email List
  • “Best of” + Black Book Information
  • Seasonal Guides & Strategies
  • Resorts & More Bundle Drop (2nd Month)
  • Insider Park Tips Bundle Drop (3rd Month)
Sign up now to get started with the exclusive benefits!

Get Year-Round magic >>

Members are raving

"When we first started planning our trip, I was overwhelmed by everything. I hadn’t been to Disney World since I was a lot younger, so I didn’t have any knowledge of what it’s like to plan a Disney trip today.

Thanks to Wish Upon a Planner, I had strategies to use for planning and in the parks. I felt prepared and informed. They made the process a LOT less overwhelming, and our trip went pretty smoothly!

Their information is the best. It’s so thorough! They manage to cover so much, but they do it in a succinct and direct way so it’s not overwhelming.

Even with a short trip, we still did almost everything we wanted!

Take my word for it: Disney is busy, and getting through your day can be tricky if you don’t have the right tips! It’s worth it to learn how to make the most of your time." 

"We did everything we wanted"

- Amanda W., Kansas