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  1. Arlene
    June 12, 2018

    Hi Dave,
    Thanks for the reply. Our children are now 12 and 10. My husband and I are not big thrill ride people (I will do the odd one, ie: Splash Mountain and want to try Seven Dwarfs Mine). This kids though like the thrill rides and will be doing those on their own. That means for a lot of them we can fast pass using their bands and ours for different ones allowing us to double up on the fastpasses for many of them. We do have the park hopper and water park option. In prior visits (before kids and in low season) did 3 days MK, 1 Epcot, 1 Animal Kingdom and 1 Hollywood Studios. I think we can still pull off the 1 day at Epcot (we don’t usually do too much at the world showcase). I would like to see as many of the evening fireworks, etc as we can and wouldn’t mind splitting days.
    Thanks so much for all your help….

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    • Dave
      June 14, 2018

      Ok Arlene, first on morning EMH (evening EMH has less value)
      –It’s on every day at HS
      –Right now, it’s on at AK Monday the 13th, Saturday the 18th, and Monday the 20th your dates
      –At MK, it’s on Friday the 17th, which is also an early close day at MK, making it a good up-til-6p park, but making the other parks and their evening shows more busy that night
      –Your dates, Epcot has morning EMH only on Thursday the 16th

      With 7 days and a hopper, and the two evening shows at HS, the two rides about to open at HS, and all that’s new at AK (depending on how long its been since you visited) I’d devote 1.5 days to HS, 1.5 at AK, 1 at Epcot, and 3 at MK.

      So lets assume you do Epcot the morning of the 16th, and MK the 17th. Your HS days could be pretty much anytime, and you can pick as one of your AK days one of the three moning EMH days noted. You probably want to avoid evening shows on EMH days, and as noted to not see any evening show on the 17th. Within that, there’s a ton of options!

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  2. Arlene
    June 11, 2018

    Hi Dave,
    I am just trying to figure out our fast passes for our upcoming visit Aug 12-22nd. I am confused and need your assistance. I am comparing your itineraries versus the extra magic hours and they are not matching 🙁 We are from Canada and not used to the heat…..We would also like to take some time doing the waterparks, as well as, at least one day to rent a car and do some other things. We also only have a 7 day park pass. I know this is asking a lot but what days would you suggest at the parks….
    We used your itinerary once before and it was awesome, you definitely know your stuff.
    Thanks for any assistance you can give….

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    • Dave
      June 12, 2018

      Hi Arlene, yes, my itineraires specifically avoid extra magic hours parks, for two reasons: 1. while Morning Extra Hours is a great option for those who can arrived well before they start, the park offering them will be more crowded than it is on other days by noon; and 2. leaving them out makes my itineraires usable by all.

      Tell me the ages of any kids you are hauling along, and take a look at this to give me a rough sense of how many days you wish to devote to each park. Also confirm you are EMH eligible, and let me know if you’d be willing to add a park hopper to your tix. (The park hopper makes EMH better, as you can hop away from the EMH park when it gets busy; the Park Hopper + option adds waterpark access, so won’t be all that more expensive than a straight waterpark entry.)

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