Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 14, 2014
    Rachel from MO 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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    We are going to Disney Aug 3-8. Flight, hotel and park tickets purchased. Im starting to map out each day. Overwhelmed. How do I figure out which park to do which day? I've seen the crowd estimates, etc. What's a good starting point for me?

    Hi Rachel!

    You are doing great!  One step at a time, and you'll get there!  The next thing I look at is Dining Reservations.  If I've got specific dining plans already nailed down, then I tend to work around those.  If you're not park-hopping, this is especially important.  

    If you don't have dining reservations booked yet, I'd suggest taking a look and booking some.  They're really a great experience for the entire family!

    Next, I look at the Walt Disney World park calendars and check for the park hours, as well as Extra Magic Hours.  Everything else typically falls into place.  When we plan, we don't stick to a strict schedule, but we make sure we hit the must-sees in one day.  Check out the Walt Disney World park maps to get a good idea of the attractions locations, and what you'll be looking forward to seeing!  

    Also keep in mind that it will still be quite warm and humid in Florida at this time, so make sure that you hydrate properly and tour at a reasonable pace to avoid over-doing it.

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Texas

I am a former Kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to my 2 boys and daughter.  I've been married to my High School sweetheart since 2000, and we consider ourselves experienced Walt Disney World travelers with little ones. Learn More About Amanda

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