Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Aug 23, 2010
    Kerrie from TN Asked

    1st visit arriving Jan 1. 5 or 7 days? Can you help plan where on what days? 7 yr girl & want it to be BIG!!! Any "extras" you can tell me about? Have not booked yet but will stay at Pop Century. Will have Park Hopper if recommended.

    Kerrie,

    I am a bit biased, so I would say 7 days over 5. But of course you can have a great Walt Disney World vacation in just 5 days too!

    With a first vacation, and a 7 year old girl, I would do this;

    • 3 days at the Magic Kingdom
    • 1 day each at Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom
    • 1 day assumed to be too busy traveling to or from Orlando, with no park that day

    On your arrival day I would plan no park time, opting instead for some resort relaxation and exploration. Also, plan a great, fun, entertaining meal to kick off your trip in the right spirit.

    While the Park Hopper option is great, on a first trip you have so much to discover at each park that you can forgo this cost.

    That should get your planning started. Let's chat about extras after you get your exact travel dates, and you let me know a bit about what you are looking for in the realm of "extras".

    Have a magical vacation!
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I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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