• On Apr 3, 2010
    Linda from CT 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.

    We are headed to WDW 4/17 - 4/24 with 3 boys 4, 6, 9. I am wondering how many rides/attractions to expect to be able to see on a given day at the parks. I realize this is an impossible question but if you can give me any clue I'd be thankful!!!!

    Oh dear Linda you are right...this is an impossible question!  There are so many variables from crowds to weather to interests to your own pace that each and every family will have different answers for this!

    If you are an early bird family and can get to parks at their opening you can visit a couple extra attractions before the crowds take over.  In a park such as the Magic Kingdom you might get in as many as six or more attractions before lunch since everything is located in close proximity.  In EPCOT where the pavilions are spread out you might be able to do three or four.  Generally the afternoons will be the most crowded in the parks but some attractions such as Spaceship Earth will have the shortest lines.  Good planning where you are not jumping from side to side in the park will help you enjoy more too.  You can most likely again visit at least four attractions in the afternoon hours and probably more in some of the parks depending on how much time you wish to spend visiting special areas.  Imagination and The Seas in EPCOT both have great interactive areas after the rides that the kids will enjoy.

    Those parks that will be open later in the evening will allow you to experience more of that park.  Just remember trying to fit it all in for one day might produce a very cranky family by days end!  Don't forget to slow down and enjoy the magic!
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