• On Mar 5, 2021
    Holly from OR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Our family of 5 (all over the age of 18) have 5-day passes and I wonder if we should use our "extra" day to double-up at MK or Hollywood?

    Hi Holly!

    Oh boy, am I excited for you! Your Walt Disney World vacation is so close now...and sure to be five fun-filled days for your family. Try saying that fast five times! Choosing between the parks for that extra Disney day is always a nice dilemma to have, so let's chat about whether to go with Magic Kingdom or Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    Here’s my suggestion: I would poll everyone in your party and see what they want to experience the most and focus on those parks for the extra day you have on your tickets. If they have opinions, it’s best to let them have a vote. So much depends on whether you all prefer the classic, quintessential Disney experience of Magic Kingdom or more of a jetsetter, thrill seeking park like Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I would also pay close attention to the park hours for those two parks  on that additional day as one park may have more extended hours....which translates into more park playtime!

    Since everyone is over the age of 18 in your party, my guess is that Disney’s Hollywood Studios may be a better fit, especially if you have Star Wars fans. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is a mind-blowing, immersive land that will have you convinced that you are part of the Star Wars universe and actually on the planet Batuu! Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is incredibly popular and has its own virtual queue to be joined at 7:00 A.M. (and again at 1:00 P.M. if unsuccessful at the earlier time). On the off chance that your party was not able to get a boarding group to experience this attraction on your first park day, having a second day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios means better odds that you get to save the galaxy at least once if not twice during your vacation! 

    Since Guests must have a Disney Park Pass reservation for the specific days they want to visit a park, my final tip is to go ahead and decide which park you want to do for each of the five days you have tickets. There's even a handy dandy availability calendar which will show what parks are available on specific dates. That particular week in March is getting filled up fast, so you may have to choose between the parks that are actually available that day. If you don’t see something available, it could change in the future as other Guests make changes to their plans, so check back every day!

    If you have any other questions, feel free to use the Force and summon us at planDisney. “We will be with you, ALWAYS.”

    May the Force be with you!

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