Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Feb 22, 2013
    Ronnie 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.

    My parents, my wife and I will be at Saratoga Springs 6/21-6/28 for my parents anniversary (6/24). What would a good itinerary be for us to get the most magic out of our vacation?

    HI Ronnie!

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

    That sound like a great vacation.  You definitely will have a lot of days there to see most of Walt Disney World.  If you wan to plan your trip around the expected crowds in the parks, I would recommend visiting the independent website  That is the website for the research team behind the tour book "The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World".  They are famous in the Disney fan community for producing a crowd calendar that predicts the crowds levels in the various parks on various days.  That can help you plan your itinerary.

    While on the site, look at their touring plans which are step by step instructions on how to tour a park to minimize your wait in lines.  I have tested many of their plans myself and am a big fan.  Their recommendations are based on years of data collection and a lot of math.

    Also be sure to make Advance Dining Reservations once you have your basic itinerary.  ADRs can be made online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE.  They are critical for any Table Service restaurants you want to dine in.

    I hope this helps!  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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