• On Sep 3, 2016
    Billie from NC Asked

    This will be our first visit to WDW. Should we spend the day at the park with the EMH or park hop? How do I decide what day is best to visit each park?

    Hello again, Billie!
    Planning out park time is my favorite. Since this is your first visit to Walt Disney World Resort, I'd recommend saving the money and focusing on visiting one park a day. It's hard to really absorb the full experience of each park without spending at least one full day in each to discover your favorite parts.

    My family always chooses to set up our park days based on Extra Magic Hours, especially the early ones. Guests who stay on Disney property do not always take advantage of those early hours and that means you can ride more attractions with fewer people in line. If there aren't extra hours available, we often pick out the park that is open the longest so we can get the most experiences in that park in a day. 

    Another way to make sure we get the most out of a park is we make one Table Service reservation in a restaurant inside the park we choose to visit. That way, we don't have to lose park time traveling back and forth just to enjoy a yummy meal.  

    I hope that helps as you continue to plan! I look forward to your next question!

    -Jen
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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Missouri

I’m a mom, wife and goldendoodle dog owner who is not afraid to ride a fast roller coaster again and again. I love to travel - which is good since I telework with a job in Washington, DC. I’ve visited Disneyland and Walt Disney World multiple times and it’s fed into my belief that you’re never too old to have fun. I run when I can and recently earned my runDisney Coast to Coast medal! I also love photography and founded an online special needs community. Learn More About Jen

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