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Trying to see Walt Disney World in 2 and a half days. HELP!

We have just 2 1/2 days to see everything at Walt Disney World. We will be there on a Wed, Thurs and 1/2 day on Friday in Sept. What parks are more/least crowded on these days?

PS. It’s our 1st time, too.

Dad’s I need more information Answer

Thanks for the question, but to give you the best answer, I need some more information.

Because of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, I need to know when in September you’re going. The plan would be different in the first part of the month than in the last.

Also, it depends on who’s going. If you have little kids, the plan will be different than if you are all adults.

Just a little word of warning, you can’t see all of Disney World in less than 7 days (we’ve tried). So the plan will be to see the highlights. The really good news is that Disney World isn’t going anywhere, and you can always go back.

So if you’ll give me just a bit more information I’ll be glad to help you work up a plan.

Comments for Trying to see Walt Disney World in 2 and a half days. HELP!

Apr 22, 2018


by: Anonymous

I’m 33 and I’m still obsessed with Ariel!! The Little Mermaid was my first movie!!!

Sep 20, 2010


by: Anonymous

This is FANTASTIC!!!


We’re off to ‘Wally World’ tomorrow…..

Sep 20, 2010

Part 2

by: Dad

I ran out of characters on that last one. But here’s

Dad’s Bottom Line

Saturday afternoon everyone is going to be exhausted. But that’s OK. Enjoy yourselves. If there’s something someone just has to see, stop and see it. Take lots of breaks. You have a long list, but you won’t be able to see it all so have fun seeing what you can.

Sep 20, 2010

Hold on to your socks !!!

by: Dad

Here we go …

Here’s how to see most of Walt Disney World in two and a half days –

Thursday – Animal Kingdom

  • Ride Kilimanjaro Safari
  • Grab a FastPass for Expedition Everest
  • Watch Finding Nemo the Musical
  • (if time go back and ride EE)
  • Ride
  • Primeval Whirl
  • See It’s Tough to be a Bug!
  • Dad’s Animal Kingdom page

    Go to the Magic Kingdom – Go to Adventureland

  • Ride Jungle Cruise and Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Walk through the passageway next to El Pirata Y el Perico to Frontierland
  • Get FastPass for Splash Mountain
  • Ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Watch Country Bear Jamboree
    (Probably will be supper time – Pecos Bills is a good place to grab a bite)
  • Hopefully ride Splash
  • Ride Haunted Mansion
  • Ride It’s a Small World (Yes, I’m serious)
  • See Mickey’s Philharmagic
  • Get Fastpasses for Buzz Lightyear
  • See Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Ride Buzz Lightyear
  • Ride Buzz Lightyear
  • Dad’s Magic Kingdom page

    That’s a really full day. If you get all of that done you’ll be doing great. If not, don’t worry. Saturday is see what you missed day.

    Friday – Disney Hollywood Studios –

  • Ride Toy Story Mania
  • (if one of the kids is a girl work in Beauty and the Beast Show)
  • Ride Hollywood Tower of Terror
  • See American Idol Experience
  • See Muppets 3D
  • See Indiana Jones (work this one in with the schedule, but don’t wait long)
  • Ride the Great Movie Ride
  • Leave DHS go to EPCOT (if you are staying in a Disney Hotel make sure to get a armband for Extra Magic Hours)
  • Dad’s Disney Hollywood Studios page

    If you are not staying for Extra Magic Hours –
    Go directly to Soarin’ get a FastPass if available if not go next door to the Living Seas
    Go then Mission Space (the Green Line will be the shortest) Ride Test Track (the single rider line will get you in fast, but you might be split into 2 cars)

    Now you can relax some. The biggies are done.

  • Ride Soarin’
  • If you are staying for Extra Magic Hours start here then after Illuminations go to Soarin, Test Track and Mission Space
  • Walk through the World Showcase
  • Watch O Canada
  • See the American Adventure
  • Ride
  • Maelstrom
  • Ride Gran Fiesta
  • Dad’s EPCOT page

    Saturday Morning – Choose one park to revisit and spend all your time there.

    This will give you a good flavor of the parks which is the best you can hope for in the time frame. This list is most of the top rides. You might want to look at the list and tweak it to match what you and the kids like, but I’d keep the general order.

    Hope this helps, let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.

    Sep 20, 2010

    No to Treat or Treating

    by: Anonymous

    I’m not paying another dime to Trick or Treat. My kids will get enough candy from strangers in the month of October.

    My nine year old has the patience of a 3 year old, unfortunately. So, crowds, waitng, whining, etc. will only lead me to order another glass of wine at night ;{

    I will be SO grateful for any helpful tips!!!

    Bless you…..

    Sep 19, 2010

    Patience is a virtue

    by: Dad

    Sorry, but I can’t get to your question tonight. Hey, Dad’s getting old and needs some beauty (relative term) sleep. I promise that tomorrow afternoon I’ll wow you with a plan that will knock your socks off.

    PS. Are the kids into trick or treating, or are they too cool for that?

    Sep 19, 2010

    More info on us

    by: Anonymous

    Gosh – thanks for your help! Ok, we’re there Sept 22, 23 and the morning of the 24th. We have dinner reservations in Hollywood on the 22nd and EPCOT on the 23rd. My children are a very fearless 12 year old and an occasionally fearless 9 year old. I am a wimp, and will be a single parent while there. We dont’ care about parades. Just looking to hit as many age appropriate rides as possible. My kids LOVE animals. The 12 yr old still loves Ariel, as a toddler she was obsessed with the mermaid.

    We’re not sure when we can go back to Florida. It may be years from now.

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