Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 28, 2011
    Candis 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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    This is our first Disney trip (2 adults and 2 kids 6 and 11). Our flight arrives on Monday, 5/9 at 10:00 am and we depart on Friday 5/13 at 9:00 pm and staying at Wilderness Lodge. Any suggestions on which days we should go to each park? Thanks!

    Oh, Candis, I am so thrilled for you!  Have you ever stayed at Disney's Wilderness Lodge before?  It is my favorite resort in the whole world.  It is a beautifully themed and magical place.  Enjoy every minute!

    As for which days you'll visit each of the theme parks during your vacation, here's what I suggest:

    Monday, May 9:  After checking in and soaking up the grandeur of the Wilderness Lodge, take the delightful boat ride across Bay Lake and the Seven Seas Lagoon to the Magic Kingdom.  As a Disney resort guest, you can take advantage of Extra Magic Hours.  On this day, the Magic Kingdom is open until 2 am because of Extra Magic Hours! 

    Tuesday, May 10:  If you have early birds in your family, head to Epcot for morning Extra Magic Hours.  The park opens at 8 am for Disney Resort guests only.

    Wednesday, May 11:  Start your day off at Disney's Animal Kingdom as Extra Magic Hours afford you the chance to start your day there at 8 am.

    Thursday, May 12:  The Magic Kingdom opens early at 8 am!  Of course, you haven't been to Disney's Hollywood Studios yet, so maybe you'd rather journey there.  (If you have park hopper tickets, you could do both!)

    Friday, May 13:  On the last day of your vacation, I'd stay at the Wilderness Lodge and enjoy all that your resort has to offer before checking out.  However, if you're still itching for some theme park fun, you could head back to any of the parks.

    Wishing you a safe journey and a magical vacation.  Let the memories begin!

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Meet the Panelist: Jill, New Jersey

Lesson plans, college plans, vacation a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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