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  • On Aug 3, 2012
    Myleen from VA Asked

    My family and I are going to Disneyworld for the first time!!!! We have 2 girls, 8 and 13. Check in Aug 5- Aug 11 @ Coronado Springs. We have a 4 day park hopper with waterworks & more. Would like to know how to plan our days. Please help, thank u

    Hi Myleen!

    Thank you for sending in your question to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel!

    Your vacation is only a few days away.  If you have time, I suggest picking up the book "The Complete Walt Disney World" by Julie and Mike Neal.  It is a great book for first time visitors as it is full of information and tips but is not overwhelming.

    I also suggest visiting the independent website TouringPlans.com.  Touring Plans is the website for the research team behind the tour book "The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World".  They are famous in the Disney fan community for producing a crowd calendar that predicts the crowd level in the various parks on various days.  You can use that information to help plan out your days. They recommend which parks to visit on which days and which to avoid.

    Also, you will be visiting the parks during a relatively busy time at Walt Disney World.  Thus I recommend looking at their touring plans, which are basically step by step instructions on how to visit the parks such that you minimize your wait in lines.  Their recommendations are based on a lot of math and years of data collection.  As an engineer, I am a huge fan of their work.

    I hope this helps!  Please write back with more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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