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  1. Allison
    August 7, 2016

    Hi!! Wow what a great site. My husband and u grew up visiting Disney world. We have a 2 year old and plan to visit Disney in November check in November 6th mid afternoon and check out to return home morning of the 10th. We are not trying to get a lot done but thought we would do animal kingdom, magic kingdom, and maybe another park. This time is to take advantage of getting her in free and seeing what’s it’s all about so our next trip is better planned when she is older. We haven’t booked yet so we aren’t expecting anything great from a dining perspective. Any suggestions on what to do for sure, or itineraries for 3 days that will likely include quiet nap time mid day? We will have a car, thanks!!

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    • Dave
      August 9, 2016

      Allison, I don;t have itineraries that will work on this site but you can find them in my book. (Ignore “2017”; the itineraries in the book work right now.)

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  2. Melody
    September 16, 2014

    Hi Dave!
    We are set to arrive on our first trip ever, for all of us, to WDW on 9/28/14! I’m super excited! My kids are ages 4 (43 inches tall) and 6 (48 inches tall). We have a 4 day base ticket, but will probably skip epcot this time. Do you have an itinerary for us, or can you make some suggestions? My travel agent has been awesome and has done a lot of work for us on this, I just want to see how your ideas compare to hers. Also, my kids love the movie Frozen. Do you have any comments, suggestions, etc on seeing the frozen attractions in Hollywood Studios? FYI, we are staying at Pop Century.

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    • Dave
      September 17, 2014

      Melody, my itineraries are both much longer and aimed at older kids. There’s much more flexible stuff in the book–The easy Guide to Your First Walt Disney World Visit

      Those dates, avoid HS 9/28, avoid MK and AK 9/29, avoid Epcot 9/30 and 10/1, and avoid MK 10/2

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  3. Julie
    August 25, 2014

    Hi Dave,
    Wondering whether to buy a new camera for our trip. We have a canon power shot which while more compact than an SLR is still quite heavy to carry around. Should we go for a pocket size camera and have heard good reviews about the Sony Rx100? The only problem with this camera is that the zoom isn’t very high so is that something we need at WDW to zoom in a lot or not?? And we are also going to buy the Disney photo pass package too.
    Thanks for your site, it is incredibly helpful and will be buying your kindle now too.
    Julie

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  4. Jessie
    August 23, 2014

    Oh, and to add on..only 2 adults – my husband and myself

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  5. Jessie
    August 23, 2014

    Hello Dave,

    Such an informative site! But still, will need your expert’s advice. 🙂

    Will be arriving on 22 Feb 2015 and leaving for NY on 27 Feb morning. Am planning to get a 5-day ticket – no park hopper. Is that doable? What will you suggest for an itinerary?

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    • Dave
      August 24, 2014

      Jessie, you will be best served by our book. The 2015 edition is not out yet, though…

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  6. Kent
    July 2, 2014

    Dave,

    Thanks so much for the reply. Sorry, I forgot to mention we have the Cinderella’s Royal dinner booked for the 7th, so I assume we will have to go to MK on the 7th. The 8th will be a shorter day for us as we are traveling to Naples that evening. With that in mind, We could do MK on the 5th or 6th and the 7th. Do you recommend HS or AK on the 8th (again, this will be a somewhat shorter day). I will look into the reservations on the character dinners that you recommended.

    Thanks again for your feedback. I appreciate it greatly.

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    • Dave
      July 2, 2014

      Kent, AK works much better as a shorter day, but it is morning extra magic hours there the 8th so you need to arrive early!

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  7. Kent
    June 30, 2014

    Hi Dave. Really great information on your site. Really trying to educate myself, but a lot to take in. We are going to be traveling to Disney Sept 4 – Sept 8. 2 adults, 2 girls age 7 and 5. We are staying at Art of Animation in a family suite with the free QS dining plan. We have park tickets for 4 days. We were thinking of not hitting a park on the day of our arrival, so looking at going to the parks on the 5, 6, 7, 8. Not sure if Epcot would have a lot for the girls, so I was thinking maybe MK 2 days, AK 1 day and HS 1 day. We have the Cinderella’s Royal Dinner reserved, but not sure what other character things to do (or if we could even reserve anything this late in the game). Any suggestions on what parks for sure and what not to miss in each park? Thanks a ton. You really are doing a tremendous service with your site. Appreciate anything advice you can give.

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  8. Hi Dave,
    March 16, 2014

    Hi Dave, thank you for your helpful responses. I talked it over with my husband and we decided that another day at MK would be the best way to spend our time in Disney at a more leisurely pace. Your site is wonderful!

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  9. Susan
    March 14, 2014

    Hi Dave,
    Thanks for days to visit MK and Epcot. Have you been to Blizzard Beach? Is it worth it? Or another day at MK? This will be our last time to visit Disney so I just want to make sure that we are using our time the best way. My daughter does not like thriller rides so at both places it is the easier family rides (which is okay by me). Thank you!

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    • Dave
      March 15, 2014

      Susan, I like the waterparks, but find the theme parks so much better that it’s hard for me to fit them into a visit…

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  10. Susan
    March 13, 2014

    Hi Dave,
    We’re coming to Orlando on Sun, 5/11 – Sat, 5/17. We’re planning to go MK and Epcot, followed by Blizzard Beach, Universal (for Hogwarts) and the Kennedy Space Center. This will be our second time to MK and Epcot, although the first time in Epcot we did not see a lot because I was very sick that day. Based on a Monday – Friday schedule, what would be the best days to spend at the parks when they might be the least busiest? We do plan to see the fireworks at MK & Epcot. I’m still on the fence on whether going to Blizzard Beach is a better deal for us or purchase another day at MK (I know my 11 year old daughter would probably prefer more rides). Thank you!

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    • Dave
      March 14, 2014

      Hi Susan! MK is good Tuesday and Wednesday, and Epcot Monday, Weds and Thurs!

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  11. Meghan
    March 10, 2014

    Hi Dave,

    We’re going to WDW 4-27-5-1, we have 3 days at WDW and 1 at Sea world–what would you recommend? We have 4 & 7 year old boys…

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    • Dave
      March 11, 2014

      Hi Meghan! At those ages I’d spend at least two days at the Magic Kingdom. The third WDW day could be either a return to MK, or a visit to the Animal Kingdom or Hollywood Studios. Sea World will be least crowded Sunday and Monday.

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  12. Sara
    February 4, 2014

    Good afternoon. I found your website this morning and have been taking notes – thank you for all the great information. My family will be going to Disney for the first time February 18 – 22 (not the best week, I know). We have two boys (ages 12 and 10) and two girls (ages 7 and 5). While I’ve done quite a bit of research, I’d love to have any specific suggestions you have for us to maximize our five days while allowing everyone to do some things they enjoy. Additionally, we have 5 day park hopper tickets. Thanks so much, Sara

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    • Dave
      February 5, 2014

      Hi Sara!!

      Here’s parks to avoid by day:
      2/18: avoid Epcot
      2/19: avoid AK
      2/20: avoid MK
      2/21: avoid Epcot
      2/23: avoid HS

      With kids that age and 5 days, I’d spend two at MK, and one each at the other parks. I don’t have itineraries that suit for trips that short, but see Josh’s Cheat Sheets here: http://www.easywdw.com/category/cheat-sheets/

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  13. Joda
    May 3, 2013

    Dave- thanks so much! This helps A LOT!!! So glad you are there to help!

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    • Dave
      May 3, 2013

      🙂

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  14. Joda
    May 2, 2013

    OH GOODNESS I WAS RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!!

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  15. Joda
    May 2, 2013

    OH no SORRY 6 nights Saturday night through Thursday!!!

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  16. Joda
    May 2, 2013

    Dave – I know this is not your optimum plan but we are going with 4 adults, a 6 year old and two 4 year olds (will be 1 month shy of 5) in March 2014 for 5 days. I see that your iteneraries are primarily for longer stays with older kids but I wonder if you have any suggestions for our particular group. Many thanks for all the help you have provided for us so far. BTW we are staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.

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  17. Neil H
    March 30, 2013

    Sorry, ahold have said that the three eldest children are girls!

    Thanks
    Neil

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  18. Neil H
    March 30, 2013

    Dave, we are a family of six. 4 kids are 11, 8, 5 and 2. We are staying at WDW for five nights, 9 May to 14 May. Could you give some pointers on an itinerary, including events and character dining choices? Anything gratefully received…

    Thanks
    Neil

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