Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jul 10, 2012
    Louis 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, we are a family of 5 w/ kids 11b 9g 7 b, staying at poly for 5 days. We arrive at 9:30 am wed and depart at 5:10 pm sun. Are waterparks included in resort package? How to maximize vacation givin kids ages? Can do withOut animal parks.

    Hi, Louis!  The type of ticket depends on the type of resort package you've purchased.  Many of the ticket options include the option to visit the water parks and DisneyQuest, but without knowing what you booked, I can't tell you for certain if you have passes that will give you water park visits.

    To  make the most of your time, allow at least one full day for each of the theme parks - even if you are excluding Disney's Animal Kingdom.  If you are staying at a Walt Disney World resort, you may want to head to the park that has evening extra magic hours on your first day, which can add up to three hours of theme park time on the day you arrive.  If you do, indeed, have theme park passes that include water parks, you might want to spend a day at the water parks, then grab some late lunch or early dinner at Downtown Disney, and maybe spend the evening at DisneyQuest.  Again, on your last day, if you choose the park that gives you morning Extra Magic Hours, you'll add an hour to your time in the park for the day.

    I hope this helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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