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  • On Nov 6, 2012
    Laureen from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, My family of three is arriving for our first trip to Disney on late Friday Nov. 23. Should we start at the Magic Kingdom, or avoid the holiday weekend and Extra Magic days and wait until Tuesday for this park, and start with Epcot or Animal Kingdom?

    Hi, Laureen!  You are a smart woman to think now about how you might want to manage the holiday weekend crowd.  

    I would say by Sunday, the Magic Kingdom is a much less crowded place than it is over the holiday weekend.  Many people will be headed back home by then, and you should be able to enjoy the park without worrying about overwhelming crowds.  On Friday, I might head to EPCOT.  It will be open later than Animal Kingdom, and while it may be crowded, I always think EPCOT is big enough that you don't notice the crowd as much as you might at one of the other parks.  Saturday is probably a good day for Animal Kingdom.

    I hope your very first Walt Disney World vacation is positively magical!
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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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