EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jun 10, 2015
    Lisa from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello Moms! We have 8 nts at CBR, 6 park days plus 1 Halloween party eve booked late Sept. and water pks. Kids will be 8&12. Not great very early or past 10:00 pm. Suggestions on how to plan so we max our park days but not wear out? Want to do MK/EP/H

    Hello, Lisa!

    It sounds like you are planning a big adventure at Walt Disney World this fall! I am also planning a trip around Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, and I've learned that it takes a little bit of advance planning to pull off a late-night event with children. Here's how I approached creating an itinerary for my (eerily similar!) vacation:
    • The day before Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, you may want to visit the theme park with the latest announced closing time. Don't worry -- you will be sleeping in the next day, and the theme parks typically don't offer late-night hours in September.
    • The day of the party, sleep in a bit and enjoy the amenities at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, then head over to Magic Kingdom Park to enjoy a late night at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
    • The day after the party, my family and I would visit one of the splashtastic Disney Water Parks and just take it easy. We may visit Disney's BoardWalk or Downtown Disney in the evening for a casual stroll and family-friendly entertainment, without having to use a theme park ticket.
    • Wake up early the next day, and visit a theme park that you need to arrive early at -- like Disney's Hollywood Studios (for the Jedi Training Academy sign-ups that tend to go quickly).
    • The other days could be spent at the theme parks of your choosing. My family and I typically choose to spend at least two full days at both Epcot and Magic Kingdom Park on each visit, and a full day at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
    • Please keep in mind that if you need to return to your Disney Resort hotel for a mid-day break, you are always welcome to do that using complimentary Disney transportation.
    I hope you and your family have a magical Walt Disney World vacation, Lisa! If you have any additional questions about planning a fall vacation at Walt Disney World, please do not hesitate to stop back by the Moms Panel. Happy planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Autumn, Georgia

Hi, I’m Autumn! I’m a social media consultant, web content writer and homeschool teacher to my daughter. I enjoy learning languages as a hobby and can speak a bit of French, German and Spanish. My family and I have visited the Walt Disney World Resort many times over the years and I’ve become quite skilled at putting together fun and exciting family vacations to the various Disney properties! Learn More About Autumn

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