EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Feb 28, 2014
    Jamee from MO 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 in Sept. 2015 for 2 weeks. How long should I expect each park to take to get through so I know how many multi-day tickets to purchase including water park? I will have a 2 and 4 yr old who will have to take 1 nap in the middle of the day.


    Two weeks gives you plenty of time to cover much of the Disney World Resort, including its water parks. With little ones in tow, especially needing a break in the middle of the day, I would plan for a minimum of two days to cover the Magic Kingdom and Epcot and one day each at Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    However, realize that once you pay for a 4-day Magic-Your-Way Ticket with Water Park Option, adding one additional day to your ticket only costs about $10 a day! And for that additional cost you not only get another day at the theme parks but another visit to the water parks or other fun stops. Essentialy, once you pay for the flat Water Park & More Option, you get one visit per day on your ticket to a water park, mini golf course (before 4 pm), Disney Quest or Disney's Oak Park Trail.

    If it were me, I'd also ask myself how many days I envision myself going to the water parks. The slides can wipe out pre-schoolers, so visiting a theme park on the same day might be asking much of little ones who are easily tired. Additionally, our family typically will spend two of our Water Park & More Options in one day hopping from one water park to the other or going to DisneyQuest in the evening. But with younger kids, this itinerary is asking for a possible meltdown.

    Your best value is the 10-day ticket, giving yourself four days off to just enjoy the water parks or your resort's hotel and mixing up morning and evenings with visiting the theme parks and exploring the other adventures the Water Park & More option brings. But if you think you'd be satisfied with fewer days of access to the parks, I'd be comfortable recommending a 6- or 7-day ticket. You'll save about $10 per person 3-years-old or older per day. And if you're on a budget, that difference could cover quite a nice meal for the family.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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