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  • On Oct 3, 2012
    Kris from WI Asked

    My husband & I along w/ our son(age 6) r coming to WDW(1st time10/23-10/30). Purchased 4 day park passes with park hopper(planning a couple of off days)In which order would you rec visiting the parks & which dates will be less busy; what must we se

    Hi, Kris!

    I think it is great that you are planning a few days away from the parks during your Walt Disney World vacation.  This will give you time to enjoy your resort, Downtown Disney, and have some nice down-time with your family.

    I like to plan my schedule by using the Crowd Calendar at UnderCoverTourist.com.  They will recommend which parks to visit based on their crowd prediction.  Based on their suggestions, here is what I would plan on:

    Oct 24:  Epcot for first part of day, then hop to Magic Kingdom for fireworks
    Oct 26:  Magic Kingdom until mid-day, then head to Hollywood Studios for nighttime fun
    Oct 27:  Animal Kingdom early, Epcot for nighttime Illuminations
    Oct 29:  Hollywood Studios, then after mid-day break choose your favorite park to re-visit

    If you decide you want more park days, you can upgrade your tickets, and it really is not that expensive.  I think to go to a 5 day pass from a 4 day is only about $12 per ticket (plus taxes, subject to change.  See guest relations for upgrades and price information.)  This needs to be done before you use up your last day of tickets.

    I hope this helps!  If you have more planning questions just let us know. The Moms Panel is happy to help.
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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