Mom And Son Safari
  • On Dec 5, 2012
    Ashley from KS Asked

    Hi Doug. We'll be going July 21st-July 27th so the 5 full days will be Mon. the 22nd thru Fri. the 26th. We'll be staying at Art of Animation. Your 1st answer was already amazingly helpful, but would love hear any other tips you may have. :D

    Ashley,

    I am enjoying chatting back and forth! The more I get to know you, the more I can help! A few notes;

    • SOOO JEALOUS that you are staying at the Art of Animation! Just had to get that out there!
    • Unfortunately we still don't have park schedules posted for July (we are about a month away, or less, for that). But if I were a guessing man, I would start with this as a plan. Write me back in a few weeks and I can tweak based on Extra Magic Hours schedules;
      •     July 21 - Arrival Day / Downtown Disney
      •     July 22 - Magic Kingdom (all day)
      •     July 23 - Hollywood Studios  
      •     July 24 - Water Park (am) / Epcot (afternoon & pm)
      •     July 25 - Animal Kingdom (am) / Magic Kingdom (pm)
      •     July 26 - Magic Kingdom (all day)
      •     July 27 - Departure Day
    • What you are really looking for when the park hour schedules come out is how to re-order your days from July 23-25. You don't have to worry about avoiding an evening at Epcot on a weekend, since all those days are mid-week.
    • Another pointer is that you can use your park hoppers for more flexibility. If you think on the evening of the 25th that you would want to split your day of the 26th between two parks, you have that option. Trust your intuition, and do what seems best for you. Never stick to my plan so strongly that you miss out on something you WANT to do!

    I look forward to your next question! Need to chat about meals? I love to recommend restaurants. Just let me know what kinds (table vs. counter), where you will be, characters or not, preferred cuisines, and any other interest!

    Have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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