EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On May 14, 2012
    Jennifer from TX 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.

    Thank you for responding so quickly!Your advice was great!One thing that shown as events during our stay are Gxx Days(concerned) and Star Wars(we will be going).We will be there from 5/27-5/2.What else do we need to know?We are staying at AllStarMovie.

    Welcome back Jennifer!

    It's so nice to find mail in my personal Moms Panel mailbox.  Please feel free to post as many questions as you like.

    I'm so glad you plan to attend Star Wars Weekends.  There's no event quite like this one!  Even some guests get in the spirit of the event and dress up.  Be sure to have a camera on-hand when you visit Disney's Hollywood Studios as you will want to capture some of the costumes you see on film.  If possible, visit this event on a Friday (June 1st, perhaps) as Saturdays and Sundays are more crowded than Fridays.  I attended last year on a Friday and the crowds were reasonable.  Don't miss the Hyperspace Hoopla in the evening.  It's very entertaining.

    Another good thing about the time of your visit is that it is only a week after the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival ends.  That means that there will be numerous gorgeous topiaries still in that park for you to enjoy.  Try to visit Epcot early in your stay.

    Avoid the Magic Kingdom, if you can, during the three day Memorial Day weekend.  This park fills up so quickly on big holiday weekends.  If you could visit the Magic Kingdom after Monday, May 28th, you'll experience more reasonable lines to attractions.  

    The parks can be incredible fun, even on high attendance days.  Just be sure to take advantage of Extra Magic Hours and arrive 15-20 minutes before opening time at the parks.  The lines are shortest early in the day.  You can see so much in the first hour or two of park operation.  Let me know if you need suggestions for which attractions to hit first on each of your days in the parks.  I'd be happy to help.

    Thanks again for your question.

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Meet the Panelist: Jill, New Jersey

Lesson plans, college plans, vacation plans...as a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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