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By Dave Shute

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This page brings together to one place key links to help decide how long your family should stay at Disney World trip on this site.

It’s part of a series on navigating this site.


For advice on how long to stay, see this

For other trip lengths, see this

For the Comfortable Guide to how long to stay, see this

For itinerary design goals and the basic December Itinerary, see this

For itineraries covering all the other parts of the year, see this

For shorter and longer itineraries targeted at the same December week, see this

To design your own itinerary, see this

For rides that might be skipped, see this

For a comprehensive guide to rides and attractions, see this



1 Nicole { 09.19.11 at 9:27 pm }

We would like to make the most of our trip with our 6 yo son. We will arrive during Jerey Week, and will arrrive Wed 11/9 and stay through Sun 11/13. We don’t really have time to “take a day off” as you do with longer trips. We are thinking of 2 days at different parks and one pool day, or 3 park days. This is our first visit, and we will likely return as we have relatives nearby. We also don’t want to kill ourselves jamming everything in when it won’t be possible. Can you suggest a good 3 day itinerary? I know it depends on what we like. But this will be mostly for a 6 yo boy. Thanks so much.

2 Dave { 09.20.11 at 7:50 am }

Hi Nicole!

Given his age, and the fact that you are able to come back, I’d do two days in the Magic Kingdom and one day off. See this:

3 Ami { 10.17.15 at 4:38 pm }


My daughter is turning 8 on Nov. 2nd and obsessed with princesses and rides. I’d like to go Nov 2 – Nov 6 and considering hopper tickets. This is our first time and want to get in as much as possible. Not sure where to even begin. This trip is all about her. Any recommendations?

Thank you in advance!

4 Dave { 10.19.15 at 8:11 am }

Ami, there’s enough to see in each individual park that you don’t really need hopper tickets.

Honestly, you’ve left your planning a little late, but start here.

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