Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Dec 7, 2012
    Dynah from OK 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.

    First trip to WDW! Arriving 8/4/13 & leaving 8/10. Have 6 day tickets, no park hopper. 6 yr girl &3 yr boy. Staying at AOA. Plan on CRT and Chef Mickeys. Maybe,another character meal,both my kids love Jake&Neverland.Can you help w/an itinerary?

    Hi Dynah! Sounds like you have a great family vacation planned for the summer of 2013. It will be here before you know it.

    Since you will be there long enough I strongly suggest you take the time and visit each of the four parks for one full day since you do not have the Park Hopper option. You can either pick a park with Extra Magic Hours to get the most time in the park that day but understand those parks can also be the most crowded. Or you can pick a park with regular hours and perhaps less crowds. Unfortunately it is impossible to really predict how many other guests will be joining you on any given day so just plan what works best for you.

    There are many good things for the ages of your children to enjoy in each park including Epcot. That park alone has the best character meet and greet spot as well as the best princess dining event. With your Cinderella's Royal Table reservation you might not want to include that princess experience on this trip but consider it for the future.

    I suggest you visit the Magic Kingdom for two days as there is so much beyond the attractions to enjoy here. Take in all of the parades during the day and night and don't miss the Wishes fireworks at night. My favorite parade is the Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It Street Party held three times a day. The kids can actually get out in the street and dance with the characters.

    For the sixth day of the park ticket it could be the last day if you are departing late enough to take time for a park. If not then use the sixth day on the day you arrive if you are early enough. If nothing else you can head to a park to have a bite to eat and take in the entertainment such as Wishes or Illuminations or Fantasmic. Sometimes traveling is exhausting so heading to a park immediately isn't always in the best interest of the kids. Once you decide on your park plan make dining reservations to coordinate.
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