Going to Disney World on a vacation can feel overwhelming to plan. There are so many activities how do you balance your time, while not missing a single activity. Well life and weather happens, so there is no such thing as a foolproof Disney World itinerary but we are sharing an ideal 5 Day Disney World Itinerary recommended by the Disney Experts at Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. While we did not have 5 full days to explore the parks, we learned so much for the Disney Team to create the Ideal 5 Day Disney World Itinerary. Be sure to read the entire post to get some more great Disney World Tips from A Disney Travel Advisor.
The Ideal 5 Day Disney World Itinerary
Day One at Disney World
When possible get there as early as possible, if its an early flight or leaving early in the morning for a drive to Orlando to enjoy a few hours at one of the Disney Water Parks. Get the kids moving after a tough travel day and early to bed for four more days of Disney Park fun.
Day Two at Disney World
Plan on spending the entire day at Animal Kingdom. Animal Kingdom has expanded and added so many new attractions that it is truly a day and night park now. We found four hours was enough to explore the park during the day, but we had fast passes to skip all the lines.
Coming May 27th the new Pandora, World of Avatar will open. This area is based on the movie and is sure to bring one of a kind experience.
For the late night park goers, you need to experience the Nighttime safari to see the animals during a different light. Stick around for the Rivers of Light show and on your way out of the park, find Tree of Life lit up with a friendly goodbye. These shows are exclusive to Animal Kingdom and worth keeping the kids up late.
Day Three at Disney World
Start your day at Epcot for a wild new ride on Soaring around the world The new movie is filled with sites from around the world. Like the previous movie, you will experience both smells and experiences. Give your taste buds a cultural adventure by eating around the countries
Of course be sure to get your fast pass for the new Frozen ride. We missed it but I was told it was amazing. On your way out go on Test Track, another ride to have your fast pass. Wait around for another spectacular fireworks show.
Day Four at Disney World
No matter how long you spend at Disney World, the Magic Kingdom is a place you can not miss. Tour it on your own, or try a VIP tour. There will be new shows like Mickey’s Friendship show and the night time show at Cinderella Castle, Once Upon a Time Show and Happily Ever After fireworks starting May 12th.
We loved The Miners Train which was being built last time we visited Disney World.
Day Five At Disney World
Head to Hollywood Studios for the meet Olaf Sing along, Toy Story Mania, Tower of Terror and Star Wars Launch Bay. All Star Wars Fans need to come here and stay for the Star Wars Galactic Show filled with projections and Special Effects. Be sure to check out our post about Star Wars Fans and Disney.
Day 6 at Disney World
If you have some time before your flight, be sure to head to Disney Springs. A newly expanded shopping and an eating area you will find World of Disney, the biggest Disney Retailer around. Plus over 150 different eating choices. There is no ticket needed for entry and you can find your coveted Disney gear.
More Walt Disney World Tips from a Disney Travel Agent
–Stay at a Disney Resort. To get the full immersive Disney Experience, you should stay at a Disney resort. The benefits of staying on property are numerous.
-Get to the parks early. The best way to deal with crowds is to get to the parks before or as close to park opening as possible. The parks are always less crowded first thing in the morning. You can get a lot done in those first few hours until the crowds start growing around 11:00am.
-Take breaks. Listen to your kids (and your feet!) and take breaks when you get tired. Often families try to get too much done in a day which leads to meltdowns later in the day. Go back to your Disney resort for a nap or swim. Find a shady spot at the parks to sit and have a snack. Go see one of the shows. The downtime will do wonders to give everyone a second wind for the nighttime shows and fireworks.
-Remember, you cannot do it all in one trip. There is so much to see and do at Disney World, that it is impossible to do it all. Before you go, prioritize the rides and shows that everyone wants to do most and try to do as many things on that list as possible but save some items for the next trip. That way everyone gets to do what they really want to do but also saves some things to look forward to on your next trip!
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