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  • On Jan 3, 2011
    Samantha from KS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi again!I have a couple more questions. I would like some tips on how to handle the large crowds. When should we arrive at the parks, how to use the PH to our advantage etc. Also are we able to go to the parks before check-in at out WDW resort? Thanks!

    Hi, Samantha! Keep it coming with the questions!

    Now, I want you to say this next part with me:
    There's no such thing as an unmanageable crowd.

    Now say it with me again but mix it up a bit like Yoda:
    No such thing as a crowd unmanageable is there.

    The best way to beat the crowds is twofold: get to the park at park opening and follow a good touring plan. The early bird totally gets the worm. Except that it's better than a worm: it's an attraction with a super short standby time or virtually no wait at all. Hit the most popular attractions in a logical order and you'll be surprised how much you'll accomplish by midday. At midday, take a break because that's when the parks are most crowded. After your break, park hop to the park of your choosing. It could be the park with extra magic evening hours, or it could be a park where you have dining reservations. The joy is that you had a super productive morning so you don't need to be all gung-ho in the evening if you want to dial it back.

    You'd be able to hit the parks before check in if you already have park tickets that aren't tied to your room key.

    If you'd like help with any specific park touring tips, come on back and ask away!
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Meet the Panelist: Joel, Wisconsin

I’m the proud papa of two little pirates or princes (depending on the day!) I enjoy sharing information to help beginners with little ones - including naps, strollers, rider swaps, height restrictions, scary rides, touring plans, characters and dining. Learn More About Joel

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