• On Oct 21, 2016
    Alexis from TN Asked

    HEY! I have so many questions, I will ask on here as they come to mind lol What park do I start out with? We are doing the 5 day with park hopper. I have a 7 and 3 year old. I am feeling super overwhelmed on the planning part.

    Welcome, Alexis! Congratulations on your upcoming visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! With a seven and three year old, you're in for so much magic!

    I understand it can be overwhelming at first when you're trying to create a plan for your visit. But, please know we're here to help! When my family and I plan our days at the parks, we like to go early to experience as much as possible with our young kids in the morning hours before the parks get too crowded. I'd highly recommend you plan to do the same.

    One way to start is to check out the days that each park has Extra Magic Hours. If you're staying at one of the Walt Disney World Resorts, you'll be able to get into a park an hour earlier than other guests. This hour is so valuable! You can head straight to your "must-do" attractions to experience them with little to no wait before the other guests arrive at the park! I'd recommend starting with the park that has those Extra Magic Hours on the first morning you're there. I think you'll really appreciate the ease of navigating the park in the morning without the crowds, and you'll know that your favorite attractions can be experienced first! Then, enjoy the rest of the day at a slower pace, or even pop back to your resort for a mid-day rest! Check the online Disney Parks calendar for the park hours on your vacation dates.

    There is no right order in which to experience the parks, Alexis, but I do enjoy taking advantage of those Extra Magic Hours, so perhaps start your planning by choosing to visit that particular park on each day that the hours are offered and go from there. Then you'll know which park you'll be in each day and can begin to make some dining reservations and your FastPass + reservations when that time begins.

    Stop back with more questions! We are very happy to help!
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Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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