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  • On Mar 8, 2013
    Mary 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.

    Love the panel! Our 180 day window opens in 9 days (yay)! We have all our preferred restaurants picked out but it doesn't look like Disney has updated the park calendars that far yet! How can we select times if we don't know hours, parades etc? Help!

    Hi Mary!

    Thank you for sending in your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. 

    Yes, that has caused some planning difficulties for some guests this year.  I suggest looking at last year's park hours to get some idea of what was offered last year, especially in terms of Extra Magic Hours.  Another idea would be to use the crowd calendar on the independent website  The good news is you can always change your reservations once the calendar comes out; it may help to have the Park Hopper option on your Magic Your Way tickets to provide you more flexibility.

    Good luck with your planning and please write back with more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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