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  • On Aug 15, 2013
    Leah from AZ Asked

    We are going to be in WDW from Dec. 25th - Dec. 28th and then on the Disney Dream for the NYE cruise. We have a 3, 7 and 8 year old, all boys, and want to know find out what your suggestion is on what park or parks to visit before we get on the ship.

    Wow, Leah! What a wonderful trip you have planned this year!

    When I'm planning my park itineraries, especially around a holiday, I check out touringplans.com, a great, unofficial crowd-predicting site. According to touringplans, the best parks to visit during your stays (crowd-wise) are the following:

    12/25/13: Magic Kingdom, Disney's Animal Kingdom
    12/26/13: Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom
    12/27/13: DIsney's Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom
    12/28/13: Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom

    Keep in mind that the parks will be at peak capacity each day, so get there early, using Extra Magic Hours if you are staying in a WDW Resort hotel. Return to MK on any evening if you have time and added the Park Hopper option to your passes.

    WIth boys these ages, there are surely attractions you won't want to miss. MK: The Barnstormer; Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (if your older boys are 40" or taller); Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin; Haunted Mansion; "it's a small world"; Jungle Cruise; The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh; Mickey's PhilharMagic; Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor; Peter Pan's Flight; Pirates of the Caribbean. EP: The Seas with Nemo & Friends; Turtle Talk With Crush; Test Track Presented by Chevrolet (40" height requirement); Soarin' (40" height requirement). HS: Muppet*Vision 3D; Star Tours-The Adventures Continue (40" height requirement); Toy Story Midway Mania! AK: Dinosaur (40"); It's Tough to be a Bug!; Kali River Rapids (38" height requirement); Kilimanjaro Safaris

    Send another question for more tips for travel at that popular time of year as well as with a little rider who may not make the height requirement. I love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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