If you can, arrive at Walt Disney World one of the first three Saturdays after Thanksgiving. Next best dates to go…You can have a wonderful trip spending as few as 5 days.However, to see all the best of Walt Disney World, budget if you can ,400 if you are staying at the Polynesian, or ,300 if at Art of Animation. Developing a much lower or a different budget…Your plans should be firm at least 181 days before your arrival date. Planning if it’s already later than that…Sign up for the “Magic Your Way Plus Dining” package. Planning if you can’t do this package…The Basic Itinerary tells you exactly where to eat (as do the Other Itineraries). Next best dining choices…The Basic Itinerary tells you exactly how to spend your time in Orlando (as do the Other Itineraries). Other Itineraries…See the To-Do List for an exact list of what to do when to prepare for your trip. To-Do Lists for Other Itineraries…Follow on Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest!!For more on what makes sense for kids that age, see this page: https://yourfirstvisit.net/2011/03/09/the-comprehensive-guide-to-walt-disney-world-rides-and-attractions/You could spend your entire trip at Magic Kingdom–2 or 3 mornings, one afternoon (for the parade) and one evening (for the evening parade and fireworks.)Seeing the evening parade and fireworks at MK on your arrival night would be a good us of time…Think this stuff over, and take a look at that page, and let me know what you think! We are visiting Disney from February 10 through the 14th in 2013. Is this a good week considering the ride closures based on their age?
Now, using your recommendations, we had much smoother days, experienced far less crowds and had a much more enjoyable time.
Even my husband, a veteran traveler for work who hates to be scheduled and balked at your itinerary, by the end of the trip, he was singing your praises.
After moving up to NH was the first time I ever went, been going back every year since. I’m a seasoned veteran (born and raised in O-town) but I am so confident now having found you! Your site is brilliant, particularly the crowd prediction table.
I thought I had a pretty good plan, but this site lays it all out for you. I know you specialise in first trips, but I’ve used you for the last three years to plan our holiday.
LOVE your rankings, all the great advice, and the links to extra info. The chance of a hurricane is quite small even though the season runs thru Nov. DO NOT bring small children in the summer and expect them to do anything but suffer in the heat. See this for more: https://yourfirstvisit.net/2012/04/18/mickeys-very-merry-christmas-party-2012-at-walt-disney-world/Fantasmic is not a parade–it’s a fireworks show with its own special seating area–see this https://yourfirstvisit.net/2010/10/19/review-fantasmic-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/ .