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  • On Aug 23, 2012
    Megan from VA 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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    We are visiting WDW with our extended family, which includes teenagers and preschoolers. What's the best way to plan our visit to the parks each day? We want to do as much together as we can, but we know we'll need to separate at some point too.

    Hello, Megan,

    When planning how to spend the days at the parks, my go-to website is which offers over 100 researched itineraries to help guests visit the must-sees while reducing their waits in line.  The touring plans are also suited to fit different guests' needs such as mixed-generation/whole families like you have described.  Even after our many trip to Walt Disney World, we still rely on these plans to help us make the most of our days.  I should note that there is a small cost for this service, but one that I think is worthwhile.

    As for going separate ways, I wouldn't do anything "written in stone" at this point; you'll know when the time is right. I've found when traveling with preschoolers that they often need breaks in the afternoons and don't last as long in the evenings, which if you have a similar situation may present your family with the opportunity to then separate. 

    Have a magical trip; please let us know if we can help again. 
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult 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.  Learn More About Kara

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