Mom And Son Safari
  • On Jul 9, 2012
    Jay from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello! My family will be taking a trip to WDW on July 16th. My son's birthday is July 18th. Can we possibly cram 4 theme parks, and 2 water parks into 4 days? Also, do they do anything special for a birthday boy? Thanks so much! We're ecstatic! Yaay!!

    Hi Jay!

    Congrats on your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World and Happy Birthday to your son!

    If you purchase the Magic Your Way with Park Hopper and Waterparks Fun and More, it's possible to fit four parks and two water parks into four days, but you won't be able to see everything and it will be quite a hectic trip. 

    I don't know if it will be enjoyable if you try to fit everything into that small time period. You may want to select your top five things to do and try to achieve those things and everything else is a bonus.

    If you were to fit that in, you can tour Animal Kingdom in just a half day, tour in the early morning and take advantage of Extra Magic Hours in the morning (if you are staying on-site). Epcot is a great park to visit in the evening. Try to pair up parks that have Extra Magic Hours, such as a park that has Extra morning Magic Hours with a park that has Extra Evening Magic Hours to maximize your day. You will be exhausted, but that is the best way to fit it all in. 

    If I was you, I'd pick just one water park and three of the parks to make the most of my four days.

    You can definitely celebrate your son's birthday at Walt Disney World! When you arrive, ask for a Happy Birthday button. You can also make Advanced Dining Reservations and note that it is his birthday. Some locations may even bring out a little cupcake with a candle to make his birthday special!

    I hope you have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

Mother, wife, runner and Disney World fanatic! I'm passionate about Disney, running, fitness and fun! We have visited Disney World every year since our kids were toddlers. I love helping families plan their vacation at the most magical place on earth. Learn More About Stacy

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