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  • On Sep 7, 2011
    Kristi from OK 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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    We are going on our first Disney Cruise next July on the new ship. If we were to visit the parks before the cruise, how many days would you suggest? This is not our first time to WDW but our first DW Cruise. Thanks!

    Hi, Kristi!

    Congratulations on your combined Disney Cruise Line (DCL) and Walt Disney World (WDW) vacation -- a Disney "surf & turf" visit is truly the best of both worlds!

    When I recommend a touring plan for WDW parks to my friends and family, I always suggest to incorporate at least four park days since there are four theme parks.  Even if you don't make it to all the parks, it's great to know that you have the time built into your schedule.  Yet, I have adopted the philosophy of my predecessor, Karen -- she actually recommends cruising first, then visiting the parks.  Have you thought about that plan?  Take a look at what Karen had to say about Surf & Turf Disney Vacations.

    If you're sailing on the "new" ship next July, you must mean that you'll be on the Disney Fantasy -- which means you'll be in the Caribbean for 7 nights. I think you'll enjoy the pace of the cruise followed by a visit to the parks for a few days, but if you need to run something else by me, just give me a shout out. I'm here to help, and I'd love to be a resource for you.

    Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!

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Meet the Panelist: Andi, Alabama

Anchors aweigh! Time to set sail aboard Disney Cruise Line, and I'm just the mom to help you navigate the waters of planning. From stem to stern to ports of call, I'll show you the ropes of pixie-dusted vessels filled with magic and adventure. Learn More About Andi

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