Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Oct 6, 2015
    Darlene from SC 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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    Coming Nov 2015. Have seen Fantasmic, fireworks and nighttime parades at all parks several times. Would prefer to do rides during these times while others are viewing. Will all rides/attractions be open and available? Will we be able to get to them? Thanks

    Hey there, Darlene! Thanks for stopping by to see us again today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    You've hit on one of the most effective Theme Park strategies there is: when the crowds go one way, you go the other way. Since you've enjoyed the wonderful nighttime spectaculars over and over again, it's a great idea to hit some of your favorite attractions while many people will be taking their turn viewing the evening spectacles.

    The operating hours of the attractions generally follow the Theme Park hours for the day. There are some nights that Future World in Epcot may close at 7:00 p.m., so that's worth looking out for. I checked the hours for the week of your visit, and it looks like Future World's hours will match the rest of the Park. Your plan to hop aboard some attractions during the nighttime shows should work just fine.

    Getting to those attractions during a parade may take some advance planning. If you're in the Magic Kingdom and would like to take in some attractions in Fantasyland or Tomorrowland in the evening, I'd plan to be on that side of the Park before the parade starts to avoid trying to cross the route. It is possible to cross at certain locations, but it's easier to just plan your day so that you're where you want to be when the parade begins. You won't have this problem at any of the other evening shows, although you may wish to steer clear of Main Street, U.S.A. crowds leading up to the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular as well.

    You're well on your way to a practically perfect Walt Disney World visit, Darlene. I hope this helps with your planning, and do come see us again if you have any more questions!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.

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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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