• On Feb 26, 2012
    Rachel from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How busy will this weekend be? We are on site and are only there for 2 and half days starting friday afternoon.We want to fit in as much as possible and trying to plan ahead on what day we should go to what parks. tia!

    I know you must be getting super excited about your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World, Rachel! The unofficial website lists this weekend to be "moderate attendance" on their historical attendance levels page and crowd levels not increasing to "highest" until Mid-March. I think you should just miss the Spring Break Crowds that will really start coming towards the middle of March through the middle of April. Since you will be staying on property, then I would suggest taking advantage of Extra Magic Hours, allowing yourself more time in the parks.Each day, one of the four Walt Disney World theme parks opens one hour early or remains open up to three hours after regular closing time. We find that we are able to experience several popular attractions quickly during these hours available only to Disney Resort guests.After looking up the park hours for this weekend, I would suggest going to Epcot on your first day there. Epcot will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. with Extra Magic Hours from 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. on Friday evening.On Saturday, March 3rd, Animal Kingdom park has Extra Magic Hours from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. opening to regular guests at 9:00 a.m. Animal Kingdom will be open until 7:00 p.m. and Disney's Hollywood Studios will be open from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. I would suggest going to Animal Kingdom first thing and then going to Disney's Hollywood Studios in the afternoon if you will have the park hopper option on your tickets. If you do not have the park hopper option, then I would visit Disney's Hollywood Studios on Saturday. On Sunday, Magic Kingdom will be open from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. with Extra Magic Hours from 11:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. If you are not looking to visit each of the four theme parks and could give me a little more information, then I could tailor your itinerary to your family's interests/needs. Please write back if I can be of further assistance! I would love to assist you with planning a Magical Trip!
    :-) Jodie
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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