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  • On Nov 6, 2022
    Kimberly from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi Taylor, When I travel to Walt Disney in Orlando with my granddaughter it seems that we can never DO EVERYTHING!! What do you suggest so that we can watch parades, have time to meet and greet and ride our favorite rides in one day?

    Hey there Kimberly and welcome back to planDisney!

    Pocahontas taught me very young that you can't step in the same river twice. The same rules apply to the Walt Disney World Resort. The magic's always changing and always flowing. While I'll admit that it's really tough to do everything in one day, I'm happy to work my FairyGodTaylor magic and teach you how to maximize your time.

    Step 1: Rise and shine! Starting your day early primes you to get to some big-ticket Attractions like Remy's Ratatouille Adventure in EPCOT or Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Magic Kingdom Park before the crowds get too thick. If you're a Guest at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel you can even take advantage of 30 extra minutes of park time in the morning via Early Theme Park Entry at the day's participating park. 

    Step 2: If seeing a parade is a priority(as it should be) Disney Festival of Fantasy is best watched from Frontierland. After it's over you'll be among the first wave of Guests to disperse and then be able to take on more rides or character meet and greets. 

    Step 3: Eat at odd times. If you're stopping to eat at standard meal times, more than likely so is everyone else. By eating meals either before or after the crowds, you'll be hopping in line for those meet and greets and rides while everyone else is waiting for their food. 

    Kimberly, the truth is it's nearly impossible to do it all in a single day at The Most Magical Place on Earth. But I hope I've given you a few key tips to create the perfect strategy for you and your granddaughter to do as much as you can. But I think missing certain parts of the fun is the perfect reason to plan another trip! If you have any other questions, just come right back for another chat.

    Happy planning!!

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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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