Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Aug 28, 2011
    Stephanie from NH 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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    Arriving at all-star resort on monday late afternoon 11/28 and leaving on 12/3 early AM...we have 4 MYW passes. a. is it worth getting the park hopper option for a small period of time b. what's the suggested best itinerary for 7 & 11 yr old

    Hello Stephanie,

    What a great time of year to visit Walt Disney World. You actually have 4 full days to experience all of the magic.There are 4 parks, and 2 water parks. With a little careful planning you should be able to squeeze a lot of activities in during your 4 full days. I would recommend your tickets have the Park Hopper Option on this trip so that you may take advantage of Extra Magic Hours for each park and stretch your time as much as possible. I am not going to give you a specific itinerary because I don't know when the EMH are but I will tell you how to build your schedule. You will only be able to accomplish this with the Park Hopper option. Typically, at least 1 park has has Extra Magic Hours in the evening almost every day. Animal Kingdom has EMH in the mornings because it is a zoo. I suggest you use 1 full day for  Magic Kingdom, 1 full day for Hollywood Studios, and do Animal Kingdom (using EMH in the morning until about 3pm) and  Epcot (until closing) together in 1 day. Use the final full day to visit a waterpark (if you purchase the Waterpark Option with your tickets), and shopping. This schedule makes for long, tiring days. I have kept this schedule several times with Dining reservations for breakfasts and dinners as well. It can be done. However, don't feel pressured into do doing everything on this visit. If you don't accomplish what you want to on this trip, that is a great excuse to book your next Walt Disney World vacation. Good luck.
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