Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On May 9, 2012
    Michele 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 the last week of June with 4 adults, 2 5-yr olds and 1 2-yr old. Not getting park hopper. Have to decide whether to do or avoid parks with evening EMH. Are the lines really shorter during EMH? Are there any special things during EMH?

    Hi there Michele! Get that countdown chain started because YOUR magical trip to Walt Disney World will be here in just a few short weeks!

    With so much action-packed excitement, it really makes sense to arrange for some R&R for the kids AND adults in your travel party during your vacation. One way to approach your touring schedule is to start the day early at park opening, return to your hotel for a nap or swim break and then, re-enter the park later that same evening to experience a few more attractions along with fireworks and parade viewing. Extra Magic Hours definitely can help you make the most out of this plan because you'll have extended time to enjoy some of the most popular attractions when the queue lines are typically shorter. A great unofficial website for researching the benefits of visiting specific parks during Extra Magic Hours is Apparently, there is a science for estimating this information and you'll find a lot of helpful suggestions for itinerary planning with and without this onsite resort guest benefit.

    I would also suggest scattering your park days with a day off in between each visit, as this will give everyone extra time to recharge their batteries and discuss the next day's agenda. Last, but certainly not least, stroller use for this age group would be very beneficial! You can find specifics on stroller rental at this link to the Disney Parks website.

    Thanks for taking the time to visit us at the Walt Disney World Moms Panel and feel free to send more questions our way in the days leading up to your June trip! May your Disney vacation be practically perfect in every way!
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Meet the Panelist: Kim, North Carolina

I am a wife and mom of 2. I have some unique Disney planning experiences related to special diets, touring with a preschooler and teenager at the same time, and meeting mobility needs. I look forward to helping you plan the vacation of your life! Learn More About Kim

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