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  • On Mar 10, 2024
    Chethan from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, I am planning to visit Disney on 14th with Family of 2 kids aged 6 and 9. Not sure if I have to opt for hopper and crowd during these days of park visit along with kids. Can i get assistance on planning to cover the most of each park per day.

    Welcome to planDisney Chethan! I'm so excited your Walt Disney World Resort visit is coming soon. I bet your kiddos are packed and waiting by the door already! Springtime is a beautiful time to visit the theme parks, and you're smart to do some planning to make the most of your time. With Spring Break in full swing, you might run into some crowds, so let's look at a few tips to keep your vacation magical.

    My first recommendation is to start your day early. If your family is staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, you can enter the parks 30 minutes before they open, and that's when I check many must-do attractions off my list. Even if you can't take advantage of early entry, head out as early as possible since crowds are typically the lightest in the morning.

    Have each member of your party choose one or two activities per day that they'd like to experience and prioritize those. It's hard to ride every attraction or see all the shows...believe me, I've tried! So you can focus on your favorites and call it a win. 

    If attractions are important to your family, consider purchasing Disney Genie+ service in the mornings. This service will allow you to enter Lightning Lanes, which typically offer shorter wait times. You can buy the service bright and early each morning and choose your first attraction at 7:00 AM. I like to use Disney Genie+ service at Magic Kingdom Park because there are many attractions with Lightning Lane entries.

    I've found that park hopping can be more challenging during busy seasons since transportation wait times can be longer. I recommend focusing on one theme park each day to get the most out of your time. I can't predict what the crowds will be like later this week, but as of today, most theme parks have reservation availability. That indicates the parks might not reach capacity, so I'm sprinkling pixie dust for smooth sailing!

    My final tip is to slow down and enjoy being with your family in the Disney bubble. When my son was younger, we'd go-go-go all day and end up cranky and exhausted. We've learned to slow down, have a snack, watch a parade, and take it all in. The Hub Grass in front of Cinderella Castle is one of my favorite "attractions" now!

    Chethan, I hope your family makes some memories to treasure. Give Mickey a high-five for me; he's the best boss I've ever had! Please stop by planDisney anytime.

    Magic awaits,
    Elaine
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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