EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Aug 16, 2012
    Penny from ME 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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    What is a reasonable schedule for theme parks. I had thought of one in the morning, one in the afternoon, and another in the evening. I've been told that is excessive and we would waste too much time traveling to and from. We are staying at Art animation.

    Hi Penny,

    We usually spend the day at one of the theme parks and only Park Hop if one closes early (such as Animal Kingdom) or if there are evening Extra Magic Hours.  It does take time to travel to each of the parks and there are not buses that go directly there.  The Monorail will get you between the Magic Kingdom and Epcot and the boat or walking will allow you to go between Hollywood Studios and Epcot.  I also find that if you are trying to hit three parks in one day, that you really don't have time to enjoy the park.  Three or four hours in the Magic Kingdom will not allow you to see half the park if you plan on riding the attractions.  I usually base the days we are going to each park on how long the park is open for that day and then make any Advanced Dining Reservations as well.  Then we Park Hop in the evening if we want to.  The only exception for us is if we are going for a very short trip and want to see all four parks but even then, we tend to stick with one or two a day.  Believe me, you will be tired at the end of every day!  I hope this helps in your vacation planning!  Please let me know if I can help you further, Penny! 

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