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  • On Jul 11, 2015
    Charlene from NC Asked

    Are there better days to attend specific parks than others? We just booked and are trying to plan the week. For Example: Is there a day of the week that seems to be best for Animal Kingdom? And another that seems best or worse for Magic Kingdom?

    Hello, Charlene! Thats a good question. A crowd calendar is great tool to help you decide on what days you want to tour a specific park . There are a few crowd calendars available online, but I personally suggest using the ones from So you might be asking what in the World of Disney is a crowd calendar? It's a day by day prediction on which parks will be less crowded than others based on historical analysis of previous years. For me, they've always been pretty accurate. Actually, the crowd calendars are the very first thing I look at so that I can plan out my park days and then decide on dining and FastPass+ selections. As a rule of thumb, parks are a lot busier when an event like Star Wars Weekends is going on or if a major holiday is near. The good thing about crowd calendars is you don't have to worry about doing the research, they do all the work so you don't have to!

    For the first stages of planning I go by our tried and true routine. We always stay at the Magic Kingdom more than any other park, so we plan at least two days of our vacation here. After that we typically plan a day in each of the other parks, and do Downtown Disney either on departure or arrival day. We also usually buy Park Hopper tickets because we can't resist seeing the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular as many nights as possible during our stay.

    I hope you are able to find those crowd calendars and please let us know if you need any more assistance with planning. Planning is half the fun, and we love to 'talk Disney'. Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Indiana

I am a recent graduate from Ball State University and mother to my 5-year-old son. We love all things Disney and when we aren’t watching Disney films or planning our next vacation, we love to go to touring Disney shows. I also love to cook, listen to music, read books, and paint. With my experience planning vacations and navigating the parks from a single parent’s perspective, I hope to be able to add a little “pixie dust” to your vacation! Learn More About Sarah

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