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  • On Feb 9, 2016
    Brittany from KY Asked

    I am planning my first family vacation. we are surprising our 5,4 , 2 yr old with this trip. We are staying on Disney with park hopper tickets and meal plans. Planning for june 19-24. Everyone keeps telling me busiest time and scaring me. should I be?

    Hi Brittany! Thanks for dropping by the Disney Parks Mom's Panel. I always love to talk to first time Walt Disney World visitors because I know what you are about to experience and it gives me butterflies inside just thinking about it. You are going to LOVE Walt Disney World!

    First of all, if I were planning the most absolutely perfect Walt Disney World vacation it would include staying on property at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, Park Hopper tickets, and the Disney Dining Plan. Everything you are doing! I wish I could see the looks on your children's faces when you surprise them with the news. So much fun! It's pretty tough to predict what time of year is the busiest at Walt Disney World. Even after all of the years and all of the times my family has been vacationing there, we don't worry too much about how many others will be there at any particular time of year. The entire area of Walt Disney World (hotel, parks. etc.) is almost the size of San Francisco and that one fact makes me feel comfortable about any size crowd.

    That said, there are a few things you can to to optimize your time at the Parks and plan to be there during the times that are less busy. For example, take advantage of Extra Magic Hours which are offered to all Guests staying on property. This is a fantastic way to get some time at the Parks when fewer people are there. Also, take time to schedule your FastPass+ experiences and make Advanced Dining Reservations before you go. These can be done through My Disney Experience and are great ways to make the very most of your time and not be subject to waiting in lines you could have avoided.

    One thing is for sure, you and your children are in for the time of your lives. Enjoy every minute of it! Have a magical day.
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Utah

Hi, I'm Nancy. I'm a mother to 8, grandmother to 9 and just about to celebrate 36 years of marriage to one amazing guy! There are few things that make me happier than spending time with my family and nowhere I would rather do that than at Walt Disney World. I'm so excited to help you with your questions about planning your own magical vacations and to share my ideas of how you can make your own special Disney memories that you will cherish forever and ever!  Learn More About Nancy

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