Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 29, 2013
    Jennifer 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, We are planning to arrive Dec.18 at an off-site hotel going to the parks the 19th-22nd with 4 days waterpark and more tickets.We have MVMCP tickets for the 19th.What parks do you recommend on which days? (Two adults,kids ages 17,17,& 9) Thank Yo

    Hi Jennifer! What a fun-filled four days you're going to have in December! Since you're staying at an offsite hotel, I recommend that you avoid the park that's hosting the Extra Magic Hours for Disney resort guests each day since you won't be able to take advantage of those extra hours and they can make the park more crowded. With this in mind, I recommend you visit the following parks:

    Dec. 19 Epcot (then go to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom that evening)
    Dec. 20 Magic Kingdom
    Dec. 21 Animal Kingdom
    Dec. 22 Hollywood Studios

    In addition to the Extra Magic Hour schedule, I looked at the park attendance level predictions on some unofficial Disney websites to determine the best schedule for you and also took into consideration that you don't have a Park Hopper. I figured you would likely want to see Fantasmic at Hollywood Studios so you shouldn't visit that park on the day that you're attending the Christmas Party in the evening. 

    Late December is a popular time to visit Walt Disney World and you'll likely notice the crowds increase each day during your visit. To experience the most attractions with the least waiting, plan to arrive at the parks at least 30 minutes before they open and take in the big attractions first. In the afternoons when the crowds increase and the temperatures warm, you can visit a water park. Then return to the parks in the evening to see the fireworks or a parade.

    Come visit me again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions! I'd love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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