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  • On Feb 18, 2010
    Lisa from OH 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.

    If given a choice of arrival day to Disney, would it be better to arrive on a Saturday, Sunday or Monday? Even if the plane arrives to MCO late morning or early afternoon, what's the best way to get our feet wet and get acclimated on that first day/night?

    Hi Lisa,

    Welcome to the Moms Panel, what a great question you have!  Personally, my favorite day to arrive is Sunday.  The weekends are always the busiest days in the park, and Saturday tends to be the most popular travel day (hence longer lines at the airport and resort check-in).  So we like to travel on Sunday, spend some time exploring our resort and using the swimming pool.  We will typically then either head to the Boardwalk or Downtown Disney to get an initial dose of "Disney" without having to pay theme park admission.

    Since travel day can often start early, and be a little hectic, we turn early and get up refreshed and ready to tackle the theme parks on Monday. 

    Hope this helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Karen, New Hampshire

Ahoy matey!  My name is Karen and if there is such a person as the all-American Disney Mom, I'm it. I am a proud card-carrying member of Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Club and I would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Learn More About Karen

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