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  • On May 23, 2024
    Stephen Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi my family land on Saturday evening, could you please recommend the best park to visit the first night(will be after 7pm) and which park will possibly be the quietist on Sunday 26th with it being memorial day weekend?

    Hello there, Stephen!

    A warm welcome to planDisney. We're delighted you've dropped by with a wonderful Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning question! I'm thrilled to hear your family will be arriving at The Most Magical Place on Earth in just a short couple of days. As you count down the final hours before your magical journey, I'd be honored to help your family prepare to take its first steps together inside a Walt Disney World Resort theme park!

    Stephen, it's great to hear you're thinking ahead with respect to the upcoming holiday weekend. As you may have guessed, Memorial Day weekend is typically quite a popular time to visit The Most Magical Place on Earth. Additionally, this weekend also coincides with the final days of the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, so EPCOT will likely be abuzz with excitement! According to the Hours & Events Calendar, on Saturday, Magic Kingdom Park will remain open until 11:00 p.m., so if you're hoping to push through the jetlag, I'd recommend heading there for an evening of enchantment. (You may even be able to catch Happily Ever After!) Alternatively, you could hop to Disney's Hollywood Studios, which is open until 10:00 p.m. that night. In my experience, the theme parks are usually quieter in the evenings once the littlest Mouseketeers have been escorted to bed!

    While it's hard to say which theme park will offer the most relaxed experience on Sunday, I'm happy to provide my personal recommendation based on previous experiences. Stephen, if you'll be staying at a Disney Resort hotel, I encourage you to take advantage of early theme park entry and arrive at the theme parks early. On Sunday, Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park opens to Disney Resort hotel Guests at 7:30 a.m., so that's where I'd start my easy breezy day! When I'm seeking tranquility in the theme parks, I always head there for a tour with Kilimanjaro Safaris, The Animation Experience at Conservation Station, and a stroll through Maharajah Jungle Trek. If you'll have tickets with the Park Hopper option, you'll have the ability to hop to any of the other theme parks throughout the day. Perhaps you'll even be up for a fabulous "4-Park Challenge!?"

    Stephen, I hope this information helps your family to feel more prepared as you embark on an enchanting holiday together. I'm wishing you a trip jam-packed with magical memories! If you have any more questions during your stay, you may always revisit us here at planDisney. We're here to help you make the most of your time at The Most Magical Place on Earth!

    Warm wishes,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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