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.—Disney World Instructions for the First-Time Visitor’s Top 10 Pages

By Dave Shute


top-10-pages-on-yourfirstvisit-netOther than the home page, almost all of the top ten most popular pages on the site deal with when to go:

  1. 2017 Week Rankings
  2. Home Page (summary of instructions and most recent posts)
  3. Disney World Crowds in 2017
  4. Best and Worst Dates to Visit
  5. 2017 Disney World Price Seasons
  6. 2016 Week Rankings
  7. Disney World Crowds in 2016
  8. Walt Disney World in 2017
  9. Weather and When to Go
  10. Where to Stay

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1 Anthony { 09.13.11 at 11:04 am }


We are plannig a trip to Orlando April 4, 2012 to April 9, 2012 we are staying outside of the resort at our timeshare and will want to go to Disney one of those days. We will be traveling Wed 4/4/12 and Mon 4/9/12 so we have Thur 4/5/12, Fri 4/6/12, Sat 4/7/12 and Sun 4/8/12 free to go to the park. What day do you think would be the least crowded and suggest going on? We have 4 kids ages 3,5,9 and 12. Also what other park do you think would be best suited for the ages of my kids and what day would you suggest going to it?

Thannks Anthony

2 Dave { 09.13.11 at 5:23 pm }

Hi Anthony!

Unfortunately, that’s one of the two most crowded weeks of the year–see this:

Of Disney World’s four main parks, the one that suits your ages best is far and away the Magic Kingdom.

The only way to beat the crowds is to arrive before the park opens.

However, during that week, because it is so busy, the Magic Kingdom typically has morning special hours (“extra magic hours”) every day for on-site hotel guests, which makes it hard to pick a best day, especially since these are often added the week–or even the day–before, since you’ll be entering an hour after thousands of others have already entered…

For Disney operating and extra magic hours for the equivalent pre-Easter week this year, see this:

What you will be looking for when this year’s calendar comes out is a day that another park also has extra magic hours that same day, to divide the guests heading out early. A partial view of these will be available by the end of September, perhaps earlier, so ping me back then and I’ll have suggestions for you. already has recommended parks by day up, but their recommendations may change if the schedules are different than they are predicting, or change, which they often do. ( costs around $10.)

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