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  • On Jun 12, 2009
    Cathy from NB 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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    Going to WDW Sep.24 to oct.1. Is it better to do full park days or 1/2 days in 2 parks per day? Also,what time is a good time to have supper ADR's to make it to all the nighttime shows?

    Hi, Cathy!  I think whether or not to split the parks up into two half days instead of one full day depends on your family and your preferences.  If your family wants to spend some time doing the pools, touring the resorts, or taking part in some of the recreational activities at the resorts, it might be better to plan for a half day at the park, spending the other half pursuing the various other interests. 

    For my family, we would probably rather do a full day in the park, then spend a day swimming, bike riding, playing miniature golf, and things like that.  For me, the worst part of the day is getting in and out of the theme parks - especially the Magic Kingdom.  It would definitely be my preference to get to the park, stay all day, enjoy everything I could enjoy, then use the next full day doing other things.  Once I'm in the parks, I'd rather not leave! 

    When making your advanced dining reservations, plan to be finished about an hour before the night time shows that you want to see.  That gives you time to get from your restaurant to get a spot for the parade or fireworks.  So, if the night time show is at eight, you want to make sure you finish eating around seven, so do your dinner around 5:30.

    Have a great vacation! 
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My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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