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  • On Sep 27, 2013
    Brianne from MA Asked

    30 days away from our 1st disney vaca and am starting to get stressed!we are staying off property for 7 nights. Wondering how many days park hopper i should purchase. We also have tickets to Micky's not so scary halloween. Kids are 3 and 5.

    Greetings Brianne!

    Congratulations on your first Walt DIsney World vacation! It sounds like you are off to a great start with your vacation planning by purchasing tickets to the popular Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, my favorite Special Event!

    Based on the ages of your children, I would recommend spending at least one additional day in Magic Kingdom Park, one day at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park, and one day at Disney's Hollywood Studios. You may want to consider splitting one day between Epcot and a park that your children want to revisit. I would also suggest taking one day off from park touring in order to sleep in and visit Downtown Disney, which does not require park admission. I would schedule this day either following Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party or during the middle of your vacation. I have always found that my family does better if we don't schedule three consecutive park days during an extended trip. My recommendation would be to purchase a 4-Day Magic Your Way Park Hopper Ticket. I hope this information helps! Please don't hesitate to write me back if you have any additional vacation planning questions. Best wishes for a magical first trip, Brianne!

    Happy Planning,
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

I'm the mother of 4 amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for 22 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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