By the co-author of The easy Guide to Your Walt Disney World Visit 2018, from the best-reviewed Disney World guidebook series ever. Paperback available on Amazon here. Kindle version available on Amazon here.—Disney World Instructions for the First-Time Visitor

(Other Itineraries)

By Dave Shute


If you can’t do the recommended December weeks at Walt Disney World:

  • For Disney World itineraries covering all the other parts of the year, see lower on this page
  • For shorter and longer options targeted at the same December weeks, see this
  • For shorter options for the most of the rest of the year, click here
  • To design your own Disney World itinerary, see this


This page provides below links to Walt Disney World itineraries by arrival week. Each itinerary includes links to daily guidance and a to-do list.

Itineraries are revised as Disney releases its calendar—which it usually does monthly, providing it for the next 6 months.



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1 Cathy Johnson { 02.17.18 at 10:43 am }

Good Morning,
This is our families very first trip to Disney World. Our daughter, her husband and their 3 children (ages 9-girl, 6-boy & 1) will be joining my husband & I. The dates are Oct. 6-12 2018. I know this is a busier time, but we are locked into this time due to Fall Break. We have not made our hotel reservation but will do so next week. Because of my husbands work we are eligible to stay at Shades of Green. What do you know about the property? Is it conveniently located? Because of having a 1-year old I feel that we will need to go back to our room midday for him to nap. Also, we do get the perk of the magic your way ticket but are not eligible for the meal plan. 🙁 We would like to participate in several character meals. Would any of the itineraries that you have listed work for our family? Thank you in advance for your time.

2 Dave { 02.18.18 at 10:09 am }

Hi Cathy, there’s a review of Shades of Green here. Note that you may also be eligible for the Disney Armed Forces Salute (many who are eligible for Shades are eligible for it, but not all.) If eligible, you can get great prices on tickets, and also (separately) on Disney-owned resort rooms.

One of the drawbacks of Shades of Green is so-so transportation. So yes, while you will be able to get back and forth for naps, the buses–especially for Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom–are less frequent than those serving the Disney-owned resorts.

The itineraries on this site don’t shorten well. However, you can find one and two day touring plans for the parks in my book.

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