A 7-Day Plan For Families at Disney World Resort

Castle Parade Mickey

Day 6: Magic Kingdom

Assuming you’ve already done what you wanted in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland, it’s time to head to the left side of the park. If you’re rope dropping, you’ll want to target popular attractions first. Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, both in Frontierland, see huge lines mid-day. Try to enjoy those first, or use a FastPass. You’ll also want to ride Pirates of the Caribbean and Jungle Cruise early, or use FastPass+. Don’t pass up the chance to visit some of Walt Disney’s true classics, like the Country Bear Jamboree and the Enchanted Tiki Room (but don’t use any of your early morning lower-crowd time there; wait until the other rides have long lines).

Haunted Mansion
Haunted Mansion

You may want to have lunch while you’re in this area, and Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe is a great choice for a quick service meal. Don’t forget to use mobile ordering! Depending on what time it is, you may want to go visit the Haunted Mansion and Hall of Presidents in Liberty Square after lunch. Or, if it’s close to parade time (which is usually 2 or 3pm) you can stake out a seat in Frontierland where the parade kicks off. Finish off your day with whatever attractions you haven’t enjoyed yet, and don’t forget to keep checking your My Disney Experience app for FastPasses! End your trip on a high note and stay or return to the park to watch Happily Ever After.

Day 7: Departure

World Premiere Food Court
Photo credit Disney

If you’re not leaving early in the day, use airline check-in for your luggage and check your carry on bags with Bell Services. Then, you can enjoy your resort while you wait to go to the airport. Other options include early morning park time (if you have a day left on your tickets), a trip to Disney Springs, or a nice departure day breakfast.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our sample 7-day family plan for Walt Disney World! Use it as a guide, but be sure to tailor it to your family’s needs. Swap mid-day break days and late nights for early evenings back at the resort or adjust the time spent in each park. Whatever you do, just know that you’ll never see it all in one trip, and you’ll probably start dreaming about the next trip before you even leave!

By Meredith Smisek

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