• On Apr 20, 2019
    Sarah from England 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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    How do I start planning my days at the parks

    Hello Sarah and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I think that you are brilliant to know that you would benefit from having a plan for your days when visiting the Walt Disney World Resort. There are so many options and things to do that I find a plan essential to ensure that I hit our "must do" items.  Some of your planning will depend on how many days you will be staying and your style of travel. Does your family like to get up bright and early or do they prefer to sleep in while on vacation?  Do you enjoy leisurely dining experiences, or do you prefer to eat quickly and move on? Would you like to fill every day full of adventure, or would you like some downtime to hang out at the pool?  These are just a few starter questions for you. 

    I do recommend that you plan plenty of time to visit each of the four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Depending on the age of your traveling party, you may want two days at some of the parks. By the time you travel, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will be open and could require that you add extra time for Disney's Hollywood Studios touring.

    One tool I would like to recommend is touringplans.com.   The writers of the fabulous book "The Unauthorized Guide to Walt Disney World" run that site. For a small fee, you can create personalized touring plans based on your family's preferences and traveling particulars. I use them for every trip.  

    Of course, I would also recommend coming back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel to ask more questions. We love to help!

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother.  One of my favorite things to do is to travel with multi-generational groups. I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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