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  • On Mar 16, 2009
    Lisa from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be at Walt Disney World from May 23-May 30 Can you tell me if that is a busy time of the year and what kind of weather I can expect. Also, we will be staying at the Pop Century Resort. Can you tell me about the travel times to the parks from there.

    Hi, Lisa!  It looks like you are starting your vacation over Memorial Day weekend, and that is a pretty popular time to be at Walt Disney World!  Try not to think of it as crowded - think of it as spending quality time with a few thousand of your closest friends!

    You can manage the crowds with a little planning.  Dine during off peak hours, especially at counter service locations where the lines can get long and tables can be hard to find.  If you can miss the parade without disappointing too many of your family members, during the parade is usually a good time to ride some of the popular attractions with a little bit shorter wait time.  Whenever you can, use the Fast Pass option to bypass some of the longer lines at the most popular attractions, and if you don't mind splitting up, check out the single rider line on things like Test Track, because that line is usually shorter as well.

    Plan an hour of transportation time from Pop Century to your final destination.  In most cases, it won't take that long, but depending where you are at the resort and how many additional stops the bus might have to make, it's always safer to estimate an hour travel time. 

    Have a great vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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