• On Feb 5, 2010
    Lisa from MA 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 many days do you really need to stay with the family to enjoy everthing?

    My family has been visiting Walt Disney World since 2001.  Our annual trips have ranged from 7 days all the way up to seventeen days.  And guess what.  We still haven't enjoyed everything, though we have experienced a lot.  I frequently tell guests that the ideal vacation is about ten nights.  That length of time would allow you to visit each of the four major theme parks at least once, take in a show at Downtown Disney, and splash around at the water parks--if you so desire.  Most importantly though, a ten-day vacation gives you a bit of relaxation time to sun bathe by the pool of your resort hotel or just unwind and people watch.  I have found that having a day or two of down time sprinkled into our vacations is an absolute necessity.  If you don't have ten days, you could make do with a seven day trip.  If that's the case, you may opt to cut out one of the water parks in favor of making time to relax.  Have a great trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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