• On Jan 14, 2021
    Heather from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    i am possibly bringing my kids ages 15, 12, and 9 this summer. i was thinking of going to the parks 6 times, each park once and then 2 more visits. which parks should we visit twice? also, if you have any tips for me, i will take them. thank you!

    Hi Heather! Welcome to planDisney, and thanks so much for sending your question. When I'm not working on my next vacation, the next best thing is helping fellow Guests with theirs. Let's make your Disney dream a reality!

    It sounds like you have a fantastic trip in the works. Six days will give you plenty of time to enjoy each of the four theme parks, revisit favorite attractions, and relax poolside. Have you heard about the latest special offer? If you book a qualifying stay at a Disney Resort Hotel, you are eligible for  two days of free theme park admission! If you haven't yet selected your Resort Hotel, I recommend Disney's Art of Animation Resort to maximize sleeping surfaces for your kids. The family suites feature TWO full bathrooms! Finally, this resort is located along the Disney Skyliner, a magically convenient way to visit EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Other resorts that would work well for your family are Disney's Yacht Club Resort (home to the best swimming pool in all of Walt Disney World) and Disney's Old Key West Resort (the spacious one-bedroom villas here offer separate sleeping areas, one and a half bathrooms, a full kitchen, and laundry). Call (407) 939-5277 or book online.

    Now let's talk about your theme park days. Given the ages of your Mouseketeers, I recommend spending two full days at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Aspiring Jedis and Resistance Fighters, need plenty of time to explore Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. You'll also want to take more than one ride on Slinky Dog Dash and challenge each other to multiple rounds of carnival game fun at Toy Story Mania. Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway is this theme park's newest addition and not-to-be-missed. I recently experienced this attraction for the first time and can't wait to ride it again; there was just so much to take in.

    I also recommend planning two visits to the crowning jewel of Walt Disney World, the Magic Kingdom Park. This park is packed with classic attractions like Space Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as new thrills like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. If you have adventurous eaters in your party, stop by Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen for some exotic eats. More traditional palates and fans of Beauty and the Beast would enjoy a signature dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant. 

    Heather, while you will need to make Disney Park Pass reservations to schedule your theme park visits in advance, pending availability, you may be able to make a quick swap if you decide to alter your course mid-trip. My friend Tiffanie explains how to change a reservation. While it's impossible to know what theme parks will be available on a given day, keep in mind that since the advent of the Disney Park Pass System, Disney's Hollywood Studios generally fills up first, and EPCOT rarely hits capacity.

    I hope this gives you a starting point for planning your trip. As more questions arise throughout the planning process, please come back and see us again; we're all ears! 

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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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