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Travel arrival morning and which park to tour

by Roberta

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“We are avoiding EPCOT due to crowd calendar on a travel day, we would arrive at 12pm, which park would be a good choice for a few hours of touring in the afternoon and evening. We’re staying at WDW Swan, so thinking of walking to HS, using FastPass as well.”

You can’t make a bad choice

You might want to start at Rock 'n Roller Coaster

Rock ‘n Roller Coaster might be just the place to start – Photo by Judd Helms



When it comes to choosing a park for half a day, first let me say, no choice is a bad choice. You’re at Disney World.

I prefer the Magic Kingdom

But riding Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a good option

But, you might want to try Seven Dwarfs Mine Train first – Photo by Laurie Sapp

I always like to start my trip in the Magic Kingdom. It’s my favorite park, but I also like to start there because there’s so much more to see and do in the Magic Kingdom than the other parks it takes more time to see it all.

Depending on how much time you have planned in the Magic Kingdom you might not get everything done and want extra time in the park.

What do you want to do

What park do you want to spend more time in? That’s the park I’d go to. Even if it’s EPCOT. There are lots of ways to avoid crowds, especially in EPCOT.

The Galaxy’s Edge thing

If your trip is Thanksgiving or after, I’d avoid Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Once Galaxy’s Edge opens (I predict November 22nd), that place will be CRAZY! But come to think of it, you might NEED more time in the Studios, so it might be a good idea.

Destinations to Travel

Dad’s Bottom Line

It really boils down to, what do you want to do? Where would you like to spend that extra time? Do you want more time in Hollywood Studios? Then go there. It’s that Simple.


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Comments for

Feb 21, 2019 Disney Trip November 16 thru November 21
by: David

Dad, I have planned a family vacation to Disney World arriving Saturday November 11 and departing November 21. We plan on at least one night for Mickeys Christmas Party. You have been predicting a Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening on November 22nd the day after we leave. If that prediction holds true, how busy do you think the parks will be the week before SWGE opens?

Dad Answers

The week before Galaxy’s Edge opens will be very slow for all the parks. It’s naturally a slow week and it will be a little slower with the opening of Galaxy’s Edge coming up.

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