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How Much Time Do I Need In Each Disney Park
Now this a $64 million dollar question, ” How much time do I need in each Disney park?” this is very much down to personal preference.
The first time that you visit Disney World it can be very overwhelming. Not knowing what to do first. I would advise that you take time out with your family (or whoever you are going with) to sit down and plan.
Look at all the Disney World maps for Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studio, Animal Kingdom, Typhoon Lagoon & Blizzard Beach. Make a list of what you want to see, work out if you need any fast passes for them. Make a list of any ADR’S (DisneyLingo) you need to book.
Disney World is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. Thousands of people flock to Disney every year, and it really is no wonder why. There is something magical about a day at Disney World that can’t be found anywhere else. But, if you aren’t careful, your time at Disney World could turn into an overwhelming mess of confusion. There are so many rides, attractions, and shows to choose from that you may not know where to start. I am going to share some of my hints and tips to help make your vacation as magical as possible. The good news is that there are people who have been before you, so use as many resources as you can. Please don’t book a vacation and try and wing it – you will be disappointed that you will miss out on so many amazing things.
I am going to break everything down for you park by park.
Magic Kingdom 1-2 Days.
There really is something magical about walking down Main Street USA, for the first time and seeing the castle – the whole experience for me is just the most magical.
Now, Magic Kingdom as like all the Disney parks is in sections, Main Street USA, Adventure Land, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasy Land, Tomorrow Land. Now you may look at the map and decide that there are more rides, attractions or shows that you want to do in certain lands and that is ok. You will get 3 fast passes to book in advance what I would strongly recommend is that you book your fast passes for the most popular rides if you can. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train for instance (Fantasy Land) is super busy so where possible try and get a Fastpass. However, as it’s a high ticket ride (very popular) you may not so please don’t worry about it.
I personally would say that Magic Kingdom is a 2-day park purely because of all the attractions and the wait times. So, if you want to pack in as many rides/shows/attractions as possible you simply won’t be able to do it in one day. Spread it out over two and it will more comfortable for you all. If you only have one day make a list of what you MUST DO and stick to it.
Hollywood Studio 1 Day
Now, don’t get me wrong if you would have asked me a couple of years back how much time do I need in Hollywood Studio, I would have said it’s a 1/2 day park. Now, with the expansion of Toy Story Land and Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, it’s easy a full-day park. I do struggle to plan this park myself due to the number of Big Ticket rides, Fastpasses can go very quickly as well then you have the queues to navigate.
So, I would easily say plan for a whole day. Try if possible get to the park early for Rope Drop, so that you can try and get a boarding pass for Rise of the Resistance in Galaxy’s Edge. Plan your must-do rides/shows/attractions and get your fast passes around our must-do’s.
You could easily lose a day just in Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land without touching the rest of Hollywood Studios.
Animal Kingdom 1 Day
Animal Kingdom is broken down into different land you will enter via the entrance and you will be in the oasis, then you will walk over the bridge and you will be on Discovery Island where you will see the most famous iconic Tree of Life. From this hub, you can then venture out to Africa, Dinoland, USA. Pandora – The World of Avatar and Asia.
Animal Kingdom is the most amazing park and it hosts my favorite ride of all time – Flight of Passage. If you can get a fast pass for this ride do it. The queue for this ride can easily be 2 hours. So, again plan what rides/shows/attractions that you want to complete. If you get the chance to ride Kilimanjaro Safaris and can do it after a shower you will see more animals out roaming about – that is just pure magic.
Now, I think that you can do this park in one long action-packed day however, you may want to break this park into two half days and maybe go to Disney Springs or Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon for the other half? Or if you prefer a slower pace then maybe do this park over two days. Plan your day and use your fast passes wisely.
Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach.
Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach are both amazing water parks. You can easily laze a day away at either Typhoon Lagoon and or Blizzard Beach. There are no fast passes again plan any must do’s and have a magical time.
At the time of writing this, there are no parking charges at either of the water parks.