Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Dec 25, 2012
    Elizabeth from NY 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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    WIll be in Disney.1/ 2-1/7 ADR at MK at 10:20am 1/3.visiting only 2 parks. MK 2Days & AK. Our stamina is low, we don''t like hopping w/ 5yr.old. Having trouble figuring out when to go to AK & which other day to go to MK bef. we go. Please help w/

    Hi there, Elizabeth!

    There is absolutely no need to hop if that is not the style of your travel party. It's perfectly fine to take it slowly and manage your time to enure that your must-dos are taken care of. But do create your priority list ahead of time! That will help you focus in on the "map" of your day.

    The later in your trip that you can push Magic Kingdom, the better, Holiday crowds begin to wane after January 1, and Magic Kingdom, often a very popular choice, empties out proportionately.

    If you can, consider Magic Kingdom on Friday, 1/4 and Sunday, 1/3, with Disney's Animal Kingdom either on Thursday or Saturday. My goal is to push your Magic Kingdom visit out without sending you there on a Saturday; Disney's Animal Kingdom ought to be fine either day.

    Check out This site uses historical data to create crowd predictions for the year. That also might help you formulate your best itinerary.

    Have a wonderful time!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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