• On Mar 2, 2018
    Tracey from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If I'm there for 6 nights, should I do parks at night and/or early morning and water parks during the day? I'm trying to fit it all in over 6 nights and not wanting to feel rushed. My kids are 19, 17 and 15

    Hi Tracey,

    I'm so excited for you and your teenagers for your upcoming vacation! You guys are going to have such a wonderful time enjoying lots of fun around the Walt Disney World Resort! 

    I generally encourage Guests to head to the theme parks first thing in the morning since that's when you can experience the smallest crowds, but with teenagers, you may want to try a different approach. Teenagers are generally more "night owl-ish" than "early bird-ish." Since the water parks open later than the theme parks, you may want to head there first. You can still enjoy the smaller crowds at opening, but it doesn't have to be as early in the morning. I'd definitely still encourage you to arrive before the water park opens so that you'll be some of the first Guests in the water park and can grab lounge chairs with a bit of shade and enjoy the attractions without long waits. After enjoying a few hours of sunshine and splashes, you could schedule your FastPass+ selections to begin a little bit later in the day and visit the theme parks in the afternoon and evening. Of course if you have an evening where the theme parks close earlier and you all get to bed at a decent time, you could try to hit a theme park early that next morning!

    Are you staying at a Disney Resort hotel? If you are, I'd definitely encourage you to take advantage of Extra Magic Hours as you'll love enjoying smaller crowds and shorter wait times.

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Please let us know if you have any other questions, Tracey, and have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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