• On Dec 26, 2017
    Melissa from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Looking at the crowd calendars for a busy holiday weekend. Should we prioritize a less busy park or an EMH park that's predicted to be more busy?

    Hi Melissa!

    Trying to plan ahead to make the most of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is a great idea, but it can definitely get complicated!  Crowd calendars can be very helpful, but of course, are not always accurate.  Because of this, I tend to plan to use Extra Magic Hours.  Extra Magic Hours basically give you a head start so you can beat the crowds throughout the day! 

    When my husband and I have visited the parks during more crowded times, we have found that arriving just before the park opens for Extra Magic Hours gives us the best chance to see what we want to see before the crowds cause longer wait times.  During Extra Magic Hours, you can experience some of the rides (that typically have longer lines once the park is open to the public) with little or no wait time.  Then, you can ride some of the other rides with shorter wait times while the general park visitors are trying to get to the rides that typically have longer lines.  Also, you can use FastPass+ to plan ahead and skip the lines for attractions that you may not be able to ride during Extra Magic Hours!  

    Have a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Lindsey N. 
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hi y’all!  I am an Army wife, a college instructor, a dog-mom, and a lover of all things Disney!  Planning a Disney vacation is my favorite pastime—other than actually going on a Disney vacation, of course—and I love helping others make the most of their magical trip!  If I am not at the Walt Disney World Resort, I am putting the pixie-dusted touches on my next trip!  

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