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  • On May 10, 2012
    Heather from TX Asked

    This is our 1st Disney visit. We have limited time & doing a timeshare presentation. We arrive Fri @ 1:30, & leave Monday at 7:00 pm. What sched./parks do you recommend? Magic kingdom and animal kingdom we want; worth squeezing in water park?Ticket

    Congratulations on your first Walt Disney World Vacation, Heather!  I wish I had a little more information about your family dynamics and interests so that I could better assist you. Please feel free to write me back with a little more information and I can better customize an itinerary for you.  I would definitely allow a full day at Magic Kingdom. Depending on when you are doing your timeshare presentation, I would visit either Disney's Animal Kingdom or a water park on that day. I didn't see your date of arrival so follow this link to view the Park Hours for your vacation dates. I would schedule Magic Kingdom on the day that they are open the latest to maximize your time at this amazing park. I don't think I would visit a park on Friday since you will not be arriving until 1:30 p.m. Downtown Disney would be a great place to visit on your arrival day. Downtown Disney is an entertainment district with no entry fee and offers dining, shopping, and entertainment. My family makes sure to visit Downtown Disney at least once on every Disney Vacation!  I would either schedule Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney's Blizzard Beach or Disney's Typhoon Lagoon on the day you are departing. All three of these parks can be easily experienced if you arrive close to park opening and leave at 7:00 p.m. We are annual pass holders to the Disney water parks and usually arrive within an hour of park opening and usually leave around 4:00 p.m. I hope this information helps in getting you started.  Please feel free to write back with any additional questions.  Best wishes for a Magical First Trip, Heather!
    Happy Planning,
    Jodie
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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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