• On Apr 26, 2012
    Jeremy from IL 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.

    We are coming to Disney from August 1-4. We have park hopper tickets. How can we cover 4 parks in 3 days and maximize our time?? Which parks do you recommend we do and on which days?

    Hi Jeremy,

    You must be really excited about your upcoming WDW vacation!

    Just to avoid disappointment, I want to make sure that you know you will not see EVERYTHING.  There is no way, especially with the summer crowds, to do everything there is to do in 4 parks.  However, you can sample a bit of the magic that each park has to offer. 

    Are you staying at a WDW resort?  If so, you'll be able to take advantage of Extra Magic Hours.  Just about every day, one of the parks opens an hour early, and one of the parks stays open 3 hours later for resort guests.  These extra hours give guests the opportunity to ride popular attractions with minimal wait times.

    Also, I'm not sure whether you're planning to go to the parks on your arrival day (Aug 1) or your departure day (Aug 4).  Assuming you are staying on property and going to the parks on the day you arrive, here's what I recommend:

    Day 1 - Magic Kingdom
    Day 2 - Animal Kingdom (AM) - Epcot (PM)
    Day 3 - Hollywood Studios(AM) - Epcot or Magic Kingdom (PM), whichever one you feel you need to see more of.

    Hopefully this gets you started.  Feel free to ask a follow up question for more information.  I'd love to know how many people and the ages of those in your party.  It helps when giving touring suggestions.

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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