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  • On Jul 3, 2013
    Brenda Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Visiting aug 15 -22, first visit (2 adults and 2 kids 11 & 6).Staying at the pop century. Have 4 day tickets & water park+. Where do I start when planning so we make the most of our visit & not waste any time. Thank you

    Hi Brenda! You have already made the first big step in planning as you have your dates and your resort choice. Your next big question is to decide about whether you will purchase the park hopper option for your tickets. This is more expensive but it does give you options to move around from park to park on the same day. Otherwise you are committed to being in one park but understand you can come and go from that park.

    With the park hopper option you can take advantage of the extra magic hours in the parks and then move to another as those parks often are the most crowded on those days. Make a general plan on what parks you wish to visit on each day. Then head to the website and see about making some dining reservations in those parks. I suggest one table service reservation each day as it is a good way to slow down and rest and just share all the excitement together.

    Once you have your park plans and dining plans then add on the extras such as Downtown Disney or some recreation such as boat rentals. An afternoon or two at the resort pool is a nice way to cool off. When planning your park days don't forget to add to that your water park day. It is hot in August so you will want to come and go from a park just to cool off a bit. Crowd wise, it is hard to predict so just make the plan that works for you. With six full days at Disney you can see all four parks, Downtown Disney, and a water park for at least a day plus some added extras. Just remember to not feel like you HAVE to see it all. You will be exhausted trying and won't enjoy your vacation. Have each member of the family make a list of their top three attractions in each park and then compare. Check which ones use Fastpass and the location of all when making your tentative order for the parks.

    Enjoy your vacation. There is so much to see and do that it does take more then one trip so just try to do what the family most wishes to do on this one!
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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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