• On Mar 24, 2018
    Kim from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Which park would you recommend we visit first to get that true awe feeling when we enter? I lean toward MK. The crowd calendar says it will be busiest. Should we go for a park with less crowds anticipated? If so, which one?

    Hi, there!

     Kim, I'm so excited to hear about your "Incredible" Summer visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. My family will be visiting this summer too, and we're already counting down the days! 

     If you really want to experience the awe-inspiring, magical, pixie-dusted feeling that only the Walt Disney World Resort can create, you simply must make Magic Kingdom Park your first stop during your vacation. There's really nothing quite like your first glimpse of Cinderella Castle as you enter Main Street, U.S.A; I get goosebumps every single time!

     I totally understand your concern about the crowd level. Our first visit to Magic Kingdom Park is usually on a "non-recommended" day on a crowd calendar, but we make it work and you can too! My best advice is to arrive early, 45-60 minutes prior to park opening. This is a great time to enjoy a leisurely stroll down Main Street, U.S.A., get a family photo in front of Cinderella Castle, and maybe even grab a coffee from Main Street Bakery to fuel your morning. Let the Magic Begin, Magic Kingdom's official welcome show, begins just a few minutes before the park opens - you won't want to miss it! Use the first hour of the day to experience as many attractions as you can, while the crowds are at their lowest. Then, use Disney's FastPass+ Service to bypass Standby lines as the crowds begin to peak. We leave the park in the afternoon, and return in the evening when the crowds begin to thin out again.

     Thanks for stopping by, Kim!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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