Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Nov 4, 2013
    Marissa from TX 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.

    Planning days around dining ADR hopes. How far in adv are the park hours and extra magic hours posted? Are there any tips or tricks to picking times where something cool happens ie: watch fireworks/parade? Planning on all 3 princess meals, Chef, & Dis

    Howdy Marissa!

    Park Hours are currently being released about 180 days (+10) out, so you'll be able to see the Park Hours quite a bit in advance of your vacation.  This is very important in booking those cornerstone princess character meals.  Make sure you're on the phone or booking online 180 days out from your check-in date (when staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel), so you can get those reservations knocked off your list!  Be Our Guest is currently a huge favorite, so I'd make sure to reserve it first.

    My favorite parade viewing spot at Magic Kingdom is in Frontierland.  It's less crowded, and you can you usually stroll over there and get a pretty decent spot without a terribly long wait.  Also keep in mind that lines for attractions are usually shorter during parades/fireworks, so if you're looking to enjoy a shorter wait, you can go during those times.

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Texas

I am a former Kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to my 2 boys and daughter.  I've been married to my High School sweetheart since 2000, and we consider ourselves experienced Walt Disney World travelers with little ones. Learn More About Amanda

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