Disney World Planning Tips for when the Parks are PACKED!
Remember by late morning, wait times for the Tower of Terror and other main attractions are around 100 minutes. Attractions like Soarin’ and Toy Story Midway Mania are out of fast passes by late morning.
- Get to the parks early. Take advantage of extra magic hours if you’re an on-site guest. If possible, leave the morning EMH park after regular hours begin to avoid crowds. Late night extra magic hours will thin out at around the beginning of the third hour.
- Consider park hoppers, which will allow you to move to less crowded parks. Remember that you can add these at any time during your stay, so don’t feel obligated to do so until you know you’ll need it.
- Don’t expect to do everything you might normally do when you visit. If you’re visiting for the first time, pick out your top must-sees and go for them first. Everything else is just icing on the cake.
- Enjoy the festive atmosphere of the parks. It’s an amazing time just to sit back and enjoy the holiday cheer.
- Visit attractions your would normally miss like the Dapper Dans and the Streetmosphere characters. These underrated attractions add so much to your visit, but it’s easy to miss them when you’re rushing from one ride to the next. During busier times, consider making this type of experience a priority.
- Of all the parks, Epcot handles crowds the best. It’s laid out very well and the walkways are huge. If you’ll be visiting on Christmas day, consider this park.
- Remember that parks often close to capacity on Christmas day. If you are certain you want to be in a particular park that day, make sure you get there very early.
- Most of all, enjoy!
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