Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Apr 17, 2008
    Stephanie from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I am visiting WDW in early September with DH and 2 kids ages 5 and 8. Would you recommend going to the Magic Hours and then doing another park because of crowds or just staying put? I wonder about wasting time going from park to park in one day

    Hi Stephanie,

    What you described - taking advantage of Extra Magic Hours in the morning and then park hopping - is what we do trip after trip; we believe this is one of the best strategies for avoiding crowds and lines.  Often, we do stay at the first park through the morning to take advantage of some fast-passes, too. 

    During our transition to move to the other park,  we usually take a break by having lunch or visiting the pool.  Because a break is worked into the "transition," we don't think about any loss of time.  The break also helps to keep all of us energized and refreshed.  If you do move park to park, the transportation time is never too bad.  It may help to plan the park hopping to move to those that are nearby each:  Epcot and Magic Kingdom are connected by the monorail; Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios are connected by a boat ride and/or a short walk.  The Animal Kingdom is nearest to both Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios.  

    Ahh, but with your visit in September, you may find that the crowds are smaller!

    Have a magical trip!  Kara
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a high school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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