• On Oct 6, 2016
    Dana from GA 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 are visiting Disney for the first time in November with our grown children and our 7 year old granddaughter. Trying to plan has been completely overwhelming. The biggest question is which park tix to buy, how many days? Help please

    Hi Dana! Planning your first Disney vacation can be a bit daunting as there is so many things to consider and so many things to do while you are there. The first thing you must realize is that you likely cannot do it all so pick and choose what is important for your family.

    There are four theme parks at Walt Disney World and most guests want to visit each one during their stay. You can start by choosing a four day Park Ticket to see how it fits into your budget. I suggest you add the Park Hopper option but it will add to the cost. This allows you to go from one park to another on the same day. If you do not get the hopper option then you are restricted to only one park each day. You can come and go but only to that one park.

    If you can plan some time at Disney Springs which is a large area of great dining and entertainment and also super shopping! Time at your resort is also a must for the family to enjoy the pool and facilities.

    In review I would not get less then four day park tickets and would add the hopper plan to it. That way you can head over to a park during the day and then to another that evening to watch fireworks. Each of the four theme parks offer great adventure for all ages young and old.  Plan at least an afternoon at the resort pool, and if you can at least a half day for Disney Springs. Since this is your first trip I would not worry about going to the water parks. There is so much to do and a water park could certainly be added on the next visit.

    Let us help you with all your planning questions. We don't want you to stress over this but instead have fun.
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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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