Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Sep 9, 2011
    Shannon from ID Asked

    Our first DW trip planned for Oct 8-15, 2011. Kids 4 & 8. 5 days of park time. We are purchasing 4 day PkHpr & the Wtr parks and Fun & Mr. What is the best way to spend our time in the parks? I am at a conference 11-13 Oct, so hubby will hav

    Hi Shannon!

    You are going to Walt Disney World when the parks will not be very crowded, especially on the weekdays.  I would recommend going to the water parks on the weekend and saving the theme parks for the weekdays.  A good itinerary would be:

    Saturday:  Arrival; visit Downtown Disney and DisneyQuest
    Sunday:  Typhoon Lagoon
    Monday:  Magic Kingdom
    Tuesday:  Animal Kingdom
    Wednesday:  Hollywood Studios
    Thursday:  Epcot
    Friday:  Magic Kingdom
    Saturday:  Blizzard Beach

    You should also consider going to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party on Tuesday, October 11th.  It's a hard ticketed event, meaning it requires another ticket, but it's a lot of fun.  I picked Tuesday because Animal Kingdom closes early anyways and that will give you something to do after leaving Animal Kingdom.

    By the way, since it is your first visit, I wanted to recommend the book "The Complete Walt Disney World" by Julie and Mike Neal.  It's a great book for first time visitors, with just the right amount of information without being overwhelming.  It's also a beautiful book full of color photographs.  It will give you a lot of ideas on what there is to do at Walt Disney World.

    Enjoy planning and write back if you have any 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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