By the co-author of The easy Guide to Your Walt Disney World Visit 2017, from the best-reviewed Disney World guidebook series ever. Paperback available on Amazon here. Kindle version available on Amazon here. PDF version available on Gumroad here.



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Next Week (April 1 through April 9, 2017) at Walt Disney World

DISNEY WORLD NEXT WEEK: APRIL 1 TO APRIL 9, 2017

The material below details next week’s Disney World operating hours, Extra Magic Hours, parades, and fireworks.

For more on April 2017 at Disney World, see this.

OPERATING HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 4/1/-4/9/17

The Magic Kingdom will be open from 9a-11p 4/1, 9a-10p 4/2, 8a-11p 4/3, 9a-11p 4/4 through 4/6, 8a-11p 4/7, and 9a-11p 4/8 and 4/9

Epcot will be open from 9a-9p every day

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be open 9a-9p every day

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be open 9a-9.30p every day

EXTRA MAGIC HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 4/1-4/9/17

Saturday 4/1 Morning:  Animal Kingdom Evening: none

Sunday 4/2  Morning:  Hollywood Studios Evening: none

Monday 4/3 Morning: Animal Kingdom  Evening: none

Tuesday 4/4 Morning: none Evening:  Epcot

Wednesday 4/5 Morning: none  Evening:  Magic Kingdom

Thursday 4/6 Morning: Epcot Evening: none

Friday 4/7 Morning:  Magic Kingdom Evening: none

Saturday 4/8 Morning: Animal Kingdom Evening: none

Sunday 4/9  Morning: Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios Evening: none

Mickey and Minnie Festival of Fantasy Afternoon Parade from yourfirstvisit.netPARADES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 4/1-4/9/17

The Magic Kingdom: Afternoon Festival of Fantasy Parade: 3p 4/1 through 4/8; noon and 3.30p 4/9

FIREWORKS AND EVENING SHOWS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 4/1-4/9/17

Wishes at the Magic Kingdom: 9p every night

IllumiNations at Epcot: 9p every night

Fantasmic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 8.30p every night

Star Wars Show and Fireworks at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 9p every night

Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 8.45p and 10p 4/1, 4/2, 4/4, 4/6 and 4/8; 8.30 and 9.45p 4/9

SHOW SCHEDULES FOR WALT DISNEY WORLD 4/1-4/9/17

See Steve Soares’ site here. Click the park names at its top for show schedules.

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March 30, 2017   No Comments

FastPass+ for Pandora: World of Avatar Can Be Booked Beginning March 24

Those staying in a Disney-owned resort or the Swan and Dolphin can begin booking FastPass+ for Pandora: World of Avatar, which opens May 27, on March 24, 2017. (Other guests should be able to book 30 days later.)

Avatar has two new rides, Na’vi River Journey and Flight of Passage. Only one can be booked each day.  I’ve posted revised Animal Kingdom itineraries for those using my High Crowd Itinerary here.

It’s unclear–today–if other rides will go into the same “only book one per day” of the two Avatar rides.

But my new itineraries have you seeing at the two rope drops several of the likely candidates for such tiering (Kilimanjaro, Everest, DINOSAUR)…and if some other rides for which I indicate FastPass+ (Rivers of Light, Kali River Rapids) go into the “one per day” box, then I’ll revise the revisions!!

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March 23, 2017   No Comments

Revised Animal Kingdom Touring Plans Incorporating Pandora: World of Avatar

FastPass+ for Avatar: Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey will become bookable March 24 for those visiting Pandora: World of Avatar after its opening May 27 (and staying in a Disney-owned resort or the Swan or Dolphin).

Revised Animal Kingdom suggested FastPass+ bookings and touring plans for those following my FastPass+ High Crowd Itinerary–which covers arrival dates from May 27 through August 5–are below.

FIRST SUNDAY ANIMAL KINGDOM DAY 1

MORNING PLAN

Book FastPass+ for Na’vi River Journey (10-11a), Finding Nemo: The Musical (noon show), and Rivers of Light (first show)

  • Arrive 40 minutes before open
  • At open, head to and ride Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • See Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail
  • See Na’vi River Journey (FastPass+)
  • Have lunch
  • See the noon Finding Nemo: The Musical (FastPass+)
  • See the Maharajah Jungle Trek
  • See the 1.30 Flights of Wonder
  • See it’s Tough to Be a Bug
  • Head back to your hotel for a nap and dinner

EVENING PLAN

  • Be back in the park by at one hour before Rivers of Light
  • See Rivers of Light (FastPass+)—be in the FastPass+ line 30 minutes before show start
  • Explore Tree of Life Awakenings and Pandora: World of Avatar after dark
  • Ride, if you wish, Expedition Everest and/or Kilimanjaro Safaris after dark
  • Head back to your hotel

SECOND SUNDAY ANIMAL KINGDOM DAY 2

Book FastPass+ for Avatar Flight of Passage (9.30-10.30a), Festival of the Lion King (11a show) and Kali River Rapids (11.45a-12.45p or later, given your travel schedule)

  • Arrive 40 minutes before open
  • At open, head to and ride Expedition Everest
  • Ride DINOSAUR
  • Ride Primeval Whirl
  • Ride (if desired) Triceratops Spin
  • Ride Avatar Flight of Passage (FastPass+)
  • See the 11a Festival of the Lion King (FastPass+)
  • Fit more exploring of Avatar: World of Pandora and seeing Maharajah Jungle Trails around your Kali River Rapids FastPass+

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March 23, 2017   No Comments

Next Week (March 25 through April 2, 2017) at Walt Disney World

DISNEY WORLD NEXT WEEK: MARCH 25 TO APRIL 2, 2017

The material below details next week’s Disney World operating hours, Extra Magic Hours, parades, and fireworks.

For more on March 2017 at Disney World, see this.

OPERATING HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 3/25/-4/2/17

The Magic Kingdom will be open from 9a-11p 3/25, 9a-10p 3/26, 9a-11p 3/27 through 4/1, and 9a-10p 4/2

Epcot will be open from 9a-9p every day

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be open 9a-9p every day

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be open 9a-9.30p 3/25 and 3/26, 9a-9p 3/270, 9a-9.30p 3/28, 9a-9p 3/29, 9a-9.30p 3/31, 9a-9p 3/31, and 9a-9.30p 4/1 and 4/2

EXTRA MAGIC HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 3/25-4/2/17

Saturday 3/25 Morning:  Animal Kingdom Evening: none

Sunday 3/26  Morning:  Hollywood Studios Evening: none

Monday 3/27 Morning: Animal Kingdom  Evening: none

Tuesday 3/28 Morning: none Evening:  Epcot

Wednesday 3/29 Morning: none  Evening:  Magic Kingdom

Thursday 3/30 Morning: Epcot Evening: none

Friday 3/31 Morning:  Magic Kingdom Evening: none

Saturday 4/1 Morning: Animal Kingdom Evening: none

Sunday 4/2  Morning: Hollywood Studios Evening: none

Mickey and Minnie Festival of Fantasy Afternoon Parade from yourfirstvisit.netPARADES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 3/25-4/2/17

The Magic Kingdom: Afternoon Festival of Fantasy Parade: 3p every day

FIREWORKS AND EVENING SHOWS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 3/18-3/26/17

Wishes at the Magic Kingdom: 9p every night

IllumiNations at Epcot: 9p every night

Fantasmic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 8.30p every night

Star Wars Show and Fireworks at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 9p every night

Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 8.45p and 10p 3/25, 3/26, 3/28, 3/30, 4/1 and 4/2

SHOW SCHEDULES FOR WALT DISNEY WORLD 3/25-4/2/17

See Steve Soares’ site here. Click the park names at its top for show schedules.

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March 23, 2017   No Comments

Next Week (March 18 through March 26, 2017) at Walt Disney World

DISNEY WORLD NEXT WEEK: MARCH 18 TO MARCH 26, 2017

The material below details next week’s Disney World operating hours, Extra Magic Hours, parades, and fireworks.

For more on March 2017 at Disney World, see this.

OPERATING HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 3/18/-3/26/17

The Magic Kingdom will be open from 9a-11p 3/18, 9a-10p 3/19, 9a-11p 3/20 through 3/25, and 9a-10p 3/26

Epcot will be open from 9a-9p every day

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be open 9a-9p every day

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be open 9a-9.30p 3/18 and 3/19, 9a-9p 3/20, 9a-9.30p 3/21, 9a-9p 3/22, 9a-9.30p 3/23, 9a-9p 3/24, and 9a-9.30p 3/25 and 3/26

EXTRA MAGIC HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 3/18-3/26/17

Saturday 3/18 Morning:  Animal Kingdom Evening: none

Sunday 3/19  Morning:  Hollywood Studios Evening: none

Monday 3/20 Morning: Animal Kingdom  Evening: none

Tuesday 3/21 Morning: none Evening:  Epcot

Wednesday 3/22 Morning: none  Evening:  Magic Kingdom

Thursday 3/23 Morning: Epcot Evening: none

Friday 3/24 Morning:  Magic Kingdom Evening: none

Saturday 3/25 Morning: Animal Kingdom Evening: none

Sunday 3/26  Morning: Hollywood Studios Evening: none

Mickey and Minnie Festival of Fantasy Afternoon Parade from yourfirstvisit.netPARADES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 3/18-3/26/17

The Magic Kingdom: Afternoon Festival of Fantasy Parade: 3p every day

FIREWORKS AND EVENING SHOWS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 3/18-3/26/17

Wishes at the Magic Kingdom: 9p every night

IllumiNations at Epcot: 9p every night

Fantasmic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 8.30p every night

Star Wars Show and Fireworks at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 9p every night

Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 8.45p and 10p 3/18, 3/19, 3/21, 3/23, 3/25 and 3/26

SHOW SCHEDULES FOR WALT DISNEY WORLD 3/18-3/26/17

See Steve Soares’ site here. Click the park names at its top for show schedules.

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March 16, 2017   No Comments

Next Week (March 11 Through March 19, 2017) at Walt Disney World

DISNEY WORLD NEXT WEEK: MARCH 11 TO MARCH 19, 2017

The material below details next week’s Disney World operating hours, Extra Magic Hours, parades, and fireworks.

For more on March 2017 at Disney World, see this.

OPERATING HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 3/11/-3/19/17

The Magic Kingdom will be open from 8a-12MN 3/11, 9a-11p 3/12, 8a-11p 3/13 through 3/17, 9a-11p 3/18, and 9a-10p 3/19

Epcot will be open from 9a-9p every day

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be open 9a-8p 3/11, and 9a-9p 3/12 through 3/19

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be open 9a-8p 3/11, and 9a-9p 3/12 through 3/19.

EXTRA MAGIC HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 3/11-3/19/17

Saturday 3/11 Morning:  Animal Kingdom Evening: none

Sunday 3/12  Morning:  Hollywood Studios Evening: none

Monday 3/13 Morning: Animal Kingdom  Evening: none

Tuesday 3/14 Morning: none Evening:  Epcot

Wednesday 3/15 Morning: none  Evening:  Magic Kingdom

Thursday 3/16 Morning: Epcot Evening: none

Friday 3/17 Morning:  Magic Kingdom Evening: none

Saturday 3/18 Morning: Animal Kingdom Evening: none

Sunday 3/19  Morning: Hollywood Studios Evening: none

Mickey and Minnie Festival of Fantasy Afternoon Parade from yourfirstvisit.netPARADES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 3/11-3/19/17

The Magic Kingdom: Afternoon Festival of Fantasy Parade: 3p every day

FIREWORKS AND EVENING SHOWS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 3/11-3/19/17

Wishes at the Magic Kingdom: 9p every night

IllumiNations at Epcot: 9p every night

Fantasmic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 7.30p 3/11; 8.30p 3/12 through 3/19

Star Wars Show and Fireworks at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 8p 3/11; 9p 3/12 through 3/19

Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 7.15p 3/11; 8.45p 3/12, 3/14, 3/16, 3/18 and 3/19

SHOW SCHEDULES FOR WALT DISNEY WORLD 3/11-3/19/17

See Steve Soares’ site here. Click the park names at its top for show schedules.

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March 9, 2017   No Comments