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  • On Mar 14, 2012
    Kerry from MA Asked

    we are planning a trip to WDW in July. It wil be 2adults and 2 kids(5 and 14) how crowded is it in the middle of July and what are some of teh advantages/disadvantages between staying at a resort and staying in downtoen Disney?

    Hi there, Kerry!

    July, because of the number of children out of school for summer vacation, is considered "high season" at the Walt Disney World Resort. The crowd levels are definitely above the average, but with some strategizing, you should be able to work through all of your must-dos with limited fuss.

    I'd advise you to get to the Park of the day for opening ceremonies, and hit your favorites immediately.

    Also, I'd recommend staying at  a Resort on Disney property for one major benefit that will certainly help you maximize your time: Extra Magic Hours (EMH).

    Every day, one Park will open an hour early or remain open three hours after closing for Guests who are staying at Walt Disney World Resorts. You'll just need to have your Key to the World available to show to any Cast Member who requests ID.

    You'll find Disney Resort hotels to offer the most comprehensive theming and Disney touches. That's the fun part. The practical part? Convenience. In addition to EMH, you'll take advantage of constant shuttles and monorails. unlike many other hotels, which offer "scheduled" - as opposed to continuous - transportation.

    Whichever you decide, you are sure to have an incredible time!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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