• On Nov 27, 2016
    Lisa from NSW Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What will be the best parks to visit with my hubby & 3 boys 17, 15 &10. We have 2 full days to explore aswell as NYE.


    First, thank you so much for reaching out to me.  I am excited to read that you and your family will have two full days of MAGIC at Walt Disney World.  So many memories await, so we had better get started!

    I have three young men of my own and I thought it would be fun to confirm my thoughts with them.  I chose the Magic Kingdom as my number one choice and Disney's Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom coming in at number 2.  MK was the first choice for all my boys and I had three three votes for HS.
    Both parks have amazing attractions and thrill rides that will keep the boys and the whole family busy all day.  Trust me, there will be no down time.  

    Now with all that being said, I have to warn you that New Year's Eve can be a VERY BUSY day at the Magic Kingdom.  The crowds will be heavy and once the crowds reach capacity, they close the doors to the Magic Kingdom.  You will be taking small steps because of the crowds.  It can be quite frustrating. If you plan to spend NYE at the MK, I recommend getting there first thing in the morning to ensure entrance.  The hours for the MK on NYE are from  8:00 AM-1:00 AM.  If you are staying at a WDW Resort, you can enjoy Extra Magic Hours from 7:00 AM-8:00 AM.  Again, I feel the need to continue warning you about the crowd levels.  Personally, I would recommend spending NYE at DHS.  The crowds will be lower as many folks will be at the MK.  The hours for DHS on NYE are 8:00 AM-12:00 AM.  This would be my game plan and has been many times in the past.  I hope this helps with your decision.

    Diane's Tip of the Day:  Arrive at the parks early to make the most of your day.  Have a plan in place, and plan your FastPass+ experiences in advance.  

    Have a MAGICAL day and "SEE YOU REAL SOON!"
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Texas

Hello! My name is Diane and I am a mother of three great boys (ages 21, 17 and 16) and a fantastic wife from the great state of Texas!   A Walt Disney World vacation will leave you with many beautiful memories to last a lifetime. Learn More About Diane

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