Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 21, 2010
    Matt from VA 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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    Doug, you are Mr. Itinerary! Would you help us plan our 1st WDW trip? Arriving late 10/30 and leaving late 11/6. MNSSHP on 11/1. Visiting with DD7 & DS4. What are your recommendations? What are your thoughts on parkhopper?


    Thanks for the compliment!

    I am glad to help with your plans. So for your first trip I think you can skip the Park Hopper option, as everything is new to you, and you will have more than enough to see in each park that you don't really need to split a day in two. That being said, here is where I would go if I were in your shoes;

    • October 30 - Arrival Day
    • October 31 - Magic Kingdom
    • November 1 - Magic Kingdom
    • November 2 - Epcot
    • November 3 - Hollywood Studios
    • November 4 - Hollywood Studios
    • November 5 - Animal Kingdom
    • November 6 - Magic Kingdom
    Some prefer to 'break up' their days in one park so that they don't visit the same park 2 days in a row. Others prefer to bunch them up, like we have here for the most part. Neither is wrong or right, and I think this lets you take advantage of some of the Extra Magic Hours while you are there.

    So write me back with other questions, especially if you need help with dining recommendations!

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

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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