• On Aug 3, 2013
    Leigh 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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    Hi! My parents and I are taking my daughter, who will be 5, on a week long vacation to Disney World in mid March. We will visit MK 2 of those days. Would it be practical to do character meet and greets on day 1 and more rides and attractions on day 2?

    Hi Leigh!

    Congratulations on your upcoming visit to Walt Disney World!

    You may want to align your days at Walt Disney World more evenly among character meet and greets and attractions.

    Waiting in line to meet the characters can get hot and boring. My kids love meeting the charaters, but it can get tiring to meet characer after character without a break. 

    I suggest breaking up your day into segments. For example, arrive at Magic Kingdom early and head straight for the attractions you want to ride the most, such as Buzz Lightyear's Spaceranger Spin and Enchanted Tales with Belle. After enjoying the attractions, plan to meet the characters for a few hours in the mid-morning, before it gets too hot. Then enjoy lunch and more attractions. Plan to meet more characters in the early evening. This will allow you to experience a little of everything throughout the day.

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My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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