• On Nov 15, 2018
    Maria from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are Disney Vacation Club Members and are coming to visit from the 21st -24th Want to get tickets to 2 parks Magic Kingdom and another park or maybe a park hopper. All adults 7 except for 2 kids 5 and 14. What do you recommend?

    Hi there, Maria!

    My first recommendation is that the Magic Kingdom is a full day park, especially at this time of the year. You don't mention whether you'll be there the 21st - 24th of November or December - or another month down the road - but if it's definitely during the holidays, the parks can be busy.

    For your second theme park day, you've really got some flexibility. My heart immediately goes to Epcot, where the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays is taking place. The heart warming holiday favorite Candlelight Processional takes place nightly from November 22nd through December 30th, and there are holiday kitchens and traditions from all over the world. I need a full day there to enjoy all of the festivities of the season - plus all of my other Epcot favorites.

    This may be where you want to think about a park hopper. If you are at the Magic Kingdom on a day that closes early for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, you can hop over to Disney's Hollywood Studios for the evening's holiday fun - plus a visit to the brand new Toy Story Land. Then, on day two, hit Disney's Animal Kingdom early in the morning, and spend the rest of the day soaking up the holidays at Epcot.

    It's a lot to pack in, but buy your tickets ahead of time and book your FastPass+ as soon as you can. It will help you see and do more than if you end up just winging it on the day you arrive.

    Good luck!
thumbnail image for Anna

Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

Tips from a Disney Vacation Club Panelist

Why I love visiting Disney Vacation Club beach resorts

view tips

Didn't find what you were looking for?

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.