• On Jun 24, 2013
    Jennifer 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.

    We're staying at a Downtown Disney hotel that offers the Disney extra magic hours benefit from Dec 15-Dec 21 What parks would you recommend on which days? We have MVMCP tickets for Dec.15 and also want to see the Wishes Fireworks at MK during our vacation!


    During your visit the park crowd size should still be light enough that going to a park for Extra Magic Hours is a good idea. Sometimes, at busier times of the year, you want to avoid them, to avoid the larger crowds. 

    But since it is a good crowd time to visit, I would go as follows, if you are traveling with small children;

    December 15 - Magic Kingdom
    December 16 - Animal Kingdom
    December 17 - Epcot
    December 18 - Hollywood Studios
    December 19 - Magic Kingdom
    December 20 - Magic Kingdom
    December 21 - Hollywood Studios

    If you are traveling with just adults, or adults and older teens, then taking advantage of evening Extra Magic Hours is a smarter move. If that is the case, then I would go like this;

    December 15 - Hollywood Studios (party at the Magic Kingdom in the evening)
    December 16 - Magic Kingdom
    December 17 - Epcot
    December 18 - Animal Kingdom
    December 19 - Magic Kingdom
    December 20 - Epcot
    December 21 - Hollywood Studios

    Write me back if you have any follow-up questions!

    Have a magical vacation!

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