Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jan 16, 2016
    Suzanne from IL 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.

    Jen, we had to stay in line a long time for the magic hour when we stayed at Disney hotel- would that have been avoided if we stayed inside the property at Wilderness Lodge?

    Hi, Suzanne,
    I totally understand your hope to avoid lines while visiting Walt Disney World Resort! I have found my family is a bit immune to it because we have a tendency to visit during some of the busiest times at the parks - between Christmas and New Year's.

    If you are looking to avoid a line before early Extra Magic Hours, I would recommend arriving a little later than the start of that extra hour created just for visitors who are staying at Disney resorts. You may not have as much time to visit as many rides, but you can avoid that initial rush to get in.

    I absolutely love staying at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, but taking the water ferry over to Magic Kingdom Park will still require you to enter the park from the main entrance. 

    I hope that helps you with your park planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Missouri

I’m a mom, wife and goldendoodle dog owner who is not afraid to ride a fast roller coaster again and again. I love to travel - which is good since I telework with a job in Washington, DC. I’ve visited Disneyland and Walt Disney World multiple times and it’s fed into my belief that you’re never too old to have fun. I run when I can and recently earned my runDisney Coast to Coast medal! I also love photography and founded an online special needs community. Learn More About Jen

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