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  • On May 11, 2012
    Melissa from NY 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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    Hi there. We are visitng 9/16-21 staying at AOA and I noticed that many of the restaurants are booked at the parks with extra magic hours I fear that the parks will be crowded.Would you recommend not visiting the parks during magic hours & go on off da

    Hi Melissa!  You are going to love Disney's Art of Animation Resort!  I got a firsthand look at Disney's newest Resort a few weeks ago and loved the theming and attention to detail at every turn.  My family always takes advantage of Morning Extra Magic Hours. We find that we are able to experience many of our favorite attractions when the parks are less crowded. I can also say from personal experience that I have found the parks to be pretty crowded on a few occasions during Evening Extra Magic Hours. If you will not have the Park Hopper Option on your Magic Your Way Base Ticket, then you may find that you want to avoid the park with Extra Magic Hours. The Free Dining Promotion is being offered during the month of September which may be the reason you are seeing many of the restaurants already booked. You may also want to check out the unofficial site touringplans. com as they predict crowd levels and suggest which park to visit on each day. There is also a small fee for their service. I hope this information helps with your planning. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions for you.  Best wishes for a Magical Trip, Melissa!
    Happy Planning,
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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