• On May 9, 2016
    Rebecca from NY 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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    We are a fam of 6 (kids 1, 3, 9, 11) planning a trip for Oct. We fly in at 10am on Mon and depart at 7pm Fri. We have 4 day passes. Would you recommend using Monday (arrive late or Friday leave early) as a park day? Also which park should be the short day?

    Hi, Rebecca!
    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It sounds like you have an unforgettable vacation coming up in October!

    With your schedule, I'd take a look at the Disney World Park Hours calendar and make a decision. Based on the date you arrive, Magic Kingdom Park is open until 10PM. If you decide to go to the park once you get to Orlando, you'll have a pretty long day to play on Monday. If you decide to wait and use your short park day on Friday, the park that opens the earliest is also Magic Kingdom Park! If you are staying at a Disney resort, you can take advantage of an Extra Magic Hour and start playing in the park on your last day at 8AM. I think you'll want to base your choice on if your family will have more fun staying up late or getting up early.

    I know my family would want to take advantage of both choices! I hope that perspective helps you a bit in making the choice between Monday or Friday park time.

    Feel free to come back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel anytime! I'll be here to answer more questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Missouri

I’m a mom, wife and goldendoodle dog owner who is not afraid to ride a fast roller coaster again and again. I love to travel - which is good since I telework with a job in Washington, DC. I’ve visited Disneyland and Walt Disney World multiple times and it’s fed into my belief that you’re never too old to have fun. I run when I can and recently earned my runDisney Coast to Coast medal! I also love photography and founded an online special needs community. Learn More About Jen

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