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  • On Apr 19, 2014
    Susan from WI Asked

    Is there a way to find out how long each ride/attraction takes? Trying to make lunch reservations and allow enough time to get from place to place.

    Hi Susan!

    The planner in me loves this question!  Some rides (like The Barnstormer) are over almost as soon as they began, while others (I'm thinking of Ellen's Energy Adventure) can be a commitment of close to an hour, so timing can be everything.  There's a great page on that lists ride lengths for attractions at Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Disney's Animal Kingdom - just search "Disney World Ride Lengths" to find that list on the site.  Also, keep in mind that planning will only take you so far.  There's no way to predict the amount of time you'll spend in line, for example.  Also, as much as I'm a planner at heart, some of my family's best vacation memories have happened spontaneously, like a street performer pulling my son into the show or getting to ride Rock 'n' Roller Coaster twice in a row.  My best advice is to enjoy every moment and go with the flow.  You might not get to check every ride off your list, but I can guarantee you'll still have the trip of a lifetime!

    If we can help answer any other questions, please let us know.  Wishing you pixie-dusted planning, Susan!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Missouri

My love of Walt Disney World Resort may have started when I was a child, but I've grown to love it even more as a parent vacationing with my own kids. If you have questions about traveling with toddlers, tweens or teens, "Disney Dining" or in-park special events, ask away! Learn More About Beth

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