AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Aug 10, 2011
    Selena from VA 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 will be there 9/10-16! The crowd cal. looks good that wk (1-4's)! What are 1,2 & 3 crowd levels like when you are there? Should I plan a day based on crowd level or EMH? If they are low does it matter? e.g. 9/15 CL 4, bestpark MK but EMH @ AK? WWY

    Hi Selena!

    I'm a big fan of the independent website TouringPlans.com.  Their recommendations are based on a lot of math and years of collected data. I've even collected wait time data for them on several of my trips!

    TouringPlans never recommends visiting a park with morning Extra Magic Hours, because they assume that you won't get up in time to really enjoy the Extra Magic Hours!  Since a lot of Disney guests will eventually get to that park, they recommend going somewhere else.  That's especially true with Animal Kingdom, because Animal Kingdom lines are significantly longer on a morning with morning Extra Magic Hours than on a morning without!  The issue is there are not enough attractions in the Animal Kingdom!

    With regards to your trip, I wouldn't worry about the crowds.  The parks will be relatively empty.  It's very easy to get around any park with a crowd level less than 6! 

    Enjoy planning and have a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!
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I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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