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  • On Oct 3, 2012
    Kris from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My husband & I along w/ our son(age 6) r coming to WDW(1st time10/23-10/30). Purchased 4 day park passes with park hopper(planning a couple of off days)In which order would you rec visiting the parks & which dates will be less busy; what must we se

    Hi, Kris!

    I think it is great that you are planning a few days away from the parks during your Walt Disney World vacation.  This will give you time to enjoy your resort, Downtown Disney, and have some nice down-time with your family.

    I like to plan my schedule by using the Crowd Calendar at  They will recommend which parks to visit based on their crowd prediction.  Based on their suggestions, here is what I would plan on:

    Oct 24:  Epcot for first part of day, then hop to Magic Kingdom for fireworks
    Oct 26:  Magic Kingdom until mid-day, then head to Hollywood Studios for nighttime fun
    Oct 27:  Animal Kingdom early, Epcot for nighttime Illuminations
    Oct 29:  Hollywood Studios, then after mid-day break choose your favorite park to re-visit

    If you decide you want more park days, you can upgrade your tickets, and it really is not that expensive.  I think to go to a 5 day pass from a 4 day is only about $12 per ticket (plus taxes, subject to change.  See guest relations for upgrades and price information.)  This needs to be done before you use up your last day of tickets.

    I hope this helps!  If you have more planning questions just let us know. The Moms Panel is happy to help.
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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