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  • On Mar 24, 2013
    Courtney 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 1st WDW trip 9/21-28 staying at POR 6day park tickets going to ALL parks, NO PH,6 adults 3 kids b8b7& g5 have Dining Plus going to make ADRs in cpl days, not sure about avoiding EMH, going to MNSSHP 24th can you help with what parks on which

    Hi Courtney,

    Thanks for your great question and I love helping guests with itineraries. Because Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party dates have not been released for 2013, I'm assuming you've guessed the night Magic Kingdom closes at 7:00 p.m. will likely be the evening of the party. Although never guaranteed, I will also use your assumption. Dates should be released early May, if history is an indicator.

    Because you're traveling during a time of low crowds, I would utilize Extra Magic Hours on a few of the days, and simply take a rest after lunch at your Resort Hotel. With the ages of your children, I'd suggest Magic Kingdom for at least 2 of the 6 days, with the addition of your special admission tickets to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. If you planned on visiting a water park, simply swap out a Magic Kingdom day to do so.

    9/21: Arrival day. Use the day to acclimate yourself with Disney's Port Orleans - Riverside. Go for a swim, head to Downtown Disney, or catch Yehaa Bob Jackson at the River Roost Lounge.

    9/22: Magic Kingdom, Extra Magic Hours in the evening

    9/23: Disney's Hollywood Studios, Extra Magic Hours in the evening

    9/24: Epcot, Extra Magic Hours in the morning; Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in evening; special ticket required

    9/25: Disney's Animal Kingdom; earlier bedtime to arrive at Extra Magic Hours for the following morning

    9/26: Magic Kingdom; Extra Magic Hours in morning

    9/27: Epcot; Food and Wine Festival begins today

    Now you can begin booking Advanced Dining Reservations!

    Keep in mind schedules and Extra Magic Hours are subject to change, so it's best to continue checking the site as your trip approaches.

    Have a MAGICAL vacation!

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