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Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Apr 10, 2015
    Charles from TX Asked

    My wife and I are in our 60s bringing our 9 year old in May. Is there a way to determine what park to visit on which day?

    May is a wonderful time to visit Walt Disney World as the summer heat hasn't typically arrived yet, and the crowds are often lighter as many schools are still in session. I'm not sure of your specific travel dates, but May also has some special events: Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival and Star Wars Weekends. If your dates do overlap these events, that may help you to begin your planning. For example, you can go to Disney's Hollywood Studios on May 15 to see the Star Wars events and then to Epcot on May 16 to see all the flower and garden events. 

    I'd also start by looking at the Park Hours of the days you will be visiting. If you are a Disney resort guest, you can take advantage of Extra Magic Hours, so you if you are early risers you can visit the parks early when the crowds are lighter; or if you are night owls, you can stay later in the parks. If you are not a Disney resort guest, I would visit parks that do NOT offer Extra Magic Hours so that you are essentially moving in the opposite direction of many Disney resort guests.

    So essentially, you may want to sit down with your child and do the planning together to come up a plan and also make your Fast Pass+ reservations. If you are a Disney resort guest, you can do this 60 days in advance; as a non Disney resort guest, you can do this 30 days in advance. It really comes down to what everyone would like to do, but ideally one day for each park is a good starting point. If you need more help, I use the touring plans at It has a small fee, but one I think is worthwhile. If you have more questions, please let us know. -Kara
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a middle-school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Geek who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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