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  • On Feb 16, 2018
    Amber from TN Asked

    Heading to WDW for a quick 4 day trip in June 2018. Recommendations on whether to start each day at the park with early EMH then hop to a non-EMH park in the afternoon or to avoid the EMH park altogether? Which park do I need to book FP+ for, 1st or 2nd?

    Hi Amber!

    One of the absolute best ways to get the most out of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is taking advantage of Extra Magic Hours!  Especially in the heat of the summer, those early mornings and late nights are an amazing way to both stay cool and avoid peak crowds.

    I highly recommend arriving at the park before Extra Magic Hours begin so that you will be there to take advantage of all the time available to you.  If you map out a plan for where you want to go first (and you are willing to power walk), you can experience three or four attractions during this time!  Once Extra Magic Hours are over, you can experience some of the less crowded attractions while also admiring the magic all around you--all while everyone else is trying to make it to the most popular attractions.  It's like going the opposite direction from rush hour traffic, which is a great feeling ... trust me!  If you go to Extra Magic Hours early in the morning, you can even take a break by the pool or take a nap in your room in the heat of the afternoon to reenergize for the evening.

    If you are going to a park during Extra Magic Hours that has a lot of must-see attractions for you, and you plan to spend a whole day in one park, I think it is completely fine to also use your FastPass+ selections in the same park.  That way, you can spend less time waiting and more time enjoying the experience!  If you want to experience the highlights in all of the parks, making your FastPass+ selections in another park will help ensure that you get the best of both worlds--in both parks!

    Have a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Lindsey N.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hi y’all!  I am an Army wife, a college instructor, a dog-mom, and a lover of all things Disney!  Planning a Disney vacation is my favorite pastime—other than actually going on a Disney vacation, of course—and I love helping others make the most of their magical trip!  If I am not at the Walt Disney World Resort, I am putting the pixie-dusted touches on my next trip!  

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