Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 13, 2010
    Eric from GA 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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    Hi Doug, Our first trip to WDW vacation is 7/25-7/30 and I am feeling very overwhelmed with the planning. We have tickets to all 4 parks. What is the EMH schedule and the best way to utilize those hours with a 7 and 11 year old? Any advice is welcome!


    Don't let it intimidate you! It is not as complex as it might appear. So here are the Extra Magic Hours during your visit;

    • July 25 - Epcot (AM) / Magic Kingdom (PM)
    • July 26 - Hollywood Studios (AM) / Animal Kingdom (PM)
    • July 27 - Magic Kingdom (AM) / Epcot (PM)
    • July 28 - Animal Kingdom (AM) / Hollywood Studios(PM)
    • July 29 - Magic Kingdom (AM) / Epcot (PM)
    • July 30 - Hollywood Studios(AM) / Magic Kingdom (PM)
    You are going at a pretty busy time. It may seem counter-intuitive, but you probably should avoid these parks on these days. Because of the extra hours, those parks will be more crowded. As a general rule, this might be a good schedule to follow;

    • July 25 - Hollywood Studios
    • July 26 - Magic Kingdom
    • July 27 - Animal Kingdom
    • July 28 - Epcot
    • July 29 - Hollywood Studios
    • July 30 - Magic Kingdom
    If you have park hoppers, and the two kids are good at staying up late, you might try chancing the crowds at one of the evening Extra Magic Hours parks. That is because as the night gets later, the families with younger children start to migrate back for bedtimes.

    Write me back with other questions, like good places to eat, and I can come up with more!

    Have a magical vacation!

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