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  • On Nov 18, 2023
    Tathiana from SP Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    In a few months will be my very first time at Disney World with my two young adults children. And I have no idea how to start a planning. I bought hotel, fly and tickets but have no clue how plan our days at parks... Where can I start?

    Hello Tathiana!

    Welcome to planDisney. I'm glad you've already secured flights, resort accommodations and theme park tickets which are the most important parts of the planning process. Now that the main details are taken care of you're in the perfect place for helpful tips when it comes to planning your park day itineraries. I'm not sure whether you've purchased Park Hopper Option tickets or plan to visit 1-park per day so I'll base my guidance on a 1-park per day plan.

    Magic Kingdom Park with Cinderella Castle shining at the end of Main Street, U.S.A. is the iconic Disney image for most guests. I'd start my trip there so you can soak up the magic and nostalgia before tackling the thrills in the other parks. I never skip a ride on Haunted Mansion, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, or Pirates of the Caribbean when I visit. They are my childhood favorites, but are still just as fun to enjoy decades later.

    I usually purchase Disney Genie+ Service for my Magic Kingdom Park days which will help cut down on your standby wait times at popular attractions around the park. You can purchase this beginning at midnight on the day of your visit and begin making selections at 7 a.m. You'll also want to attempt joining the Virtual Queue for TRON Lightcycle/ Run Presented by Enterprise if it's still in place during your visit.  Procedures and policies change all the time so stay tuned to Disney Parks Blog for any updates to the Genie+ experience and planning process as you count down to your trip. You also won't want to miss a showing of Happily Ever After, a spectacular nighttime fireworks display to end your day.

    With young adult children, spend time at EPCOT saving the galaxy on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, and enjoy some high thrills racing on Test Track. If the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is available during your visit plan for plenty of time to eat and drink all the delicious offerings around World Showcase as well. I don't typically purchase Genie+ on my EPCOT days since there is so much culture and cuisine to absorb in addition to attractions. 

    Next, you won't want to miss Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios. My kids love both of these thrilling attractions and I'm sure yours will too. We also really enjoy the color and whimsy of Toy Story Land. End your trip at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, where I'd prioritize Avatar Flight of Passage, Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, and Kilimanjaro Safaris. 

    You'll also want to review the many dining options available at the parks and resorts so you're prepared to make advance dining reservations beginning 60 days before your visit. Feel free to come back and ask me for my park-by-park dining suggestions

    Tathiana, if we can offer further assistance please let us know. Panelists are also available to answer in Portuguese if you prefer.

    Magic and memories,
    Amy
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hi, I'm Amy- a proud wife, mom, and Disney adult. I'm a natural planner with a flair for the creative, always looking for ways to add a little magical sparkle to our family's day-to-day happenings and once-in-a lifetime moments. You'll find me and my crew visiting the parks from rope drop to close and packing in as much magic as possible to each day of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. From dining to photo spots and all the details in between, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Amy

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