• On Oct 24, 2010
    Brad from CT 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.

    Doug admired your itinerary skills for ever! Trip 8/20-8/29/11 Coronado Springs(free din 1st mod!).We prefer a midday break to hotel so wonder if hopping will improve enjoyment. AM EMH not really for us but PM ok. One AM to Blizz Beach.Dad DS17 DD12 ideas?


    Thanks for the praise from Connecticut! As a former Rocky Hill/New Haven resident, it is always great to hear from the Nutmeg State!

    It is too early for Disney to have posted their August 2011 Extra Magic Hour schedules, making it hard to be exact in the best daily recommendations. But with lighter crowds you certainly will want to take advantage of those evening Extra Magic Hours!

    I will say that with kids in their teens (or almost, anyway!), hopping is a well-spent extra few dollars. Some nights you will want to hop to Epcot for an exotic international dinner, other nights you will want to flock to another park for the roller coasters or other attractions!

    Since you are going to take some afternoon breaks at the hotel (great idea, by the way!), make sure you time it right. If you can make the break start at lunch time (noon), and therefore end a bit earlier (say, 4pm), you will miss out on even more of the crowds.

    Finally, consider looking into Surfing Lessons . Something fun you can do together, and how cool will they be when they brag to their friends that they learned to surf?!?

    Have a magical vacation!
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