Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Nov 3, 2010
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    Hi Doug. My Husband 2 daughters (9 & 11)and myself are coming to Disneyworld Jan 7-10th. Which days would be best for each park ? Should we buy tickets before hand or from our hotel? We are staying at the Seralago. Do we need to book shows? This is our


    First off, what park, what day. Since you are not staying on property, you want to avoid the morning and evening Extra Magic Hours. That way you avoid the bigger crowds. So here is where I would go;

    • January 7 - Magic Kingdom
    • January 8 - Epcot
    • January 9 - Animal Kingdom
    • January 10 - Hollywood Studios

    As for tickets, buying in advance is not going to save you a ton of money, unless you are able to buy them via a reputable ticket re-seller, like AAA. But know what the prices are before you go, so that you know if you are getting the best deal at your resort. If not, buy them at the gate, so that you are sure you are getting valid, well priced tickets.

    Most shows neither require, nor have, reservations. That, of course, does not include dinner shows, which do require them. But shows in the parks, don't need them. So you should be fine.

    Your question cut off after that, but it looked as if you were saying it was your first visit? So let's do this. Write me back with any other questions you have, and I can help you get yourselves squared away!

    Have a magical vacation!

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I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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