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disney1sttimer
08-08-2011, 08:18 AM
In an old guide book someone lent me it says things like dont go to disney on friday/saturday but go to animal kingdom first and then magic kingdom last. Go anticlockwise round the park and so on

Does anyone know if those still apply or any more recent advice on it? what days are best for magic kingdom etc?

uscwest
08-08-2011, 10:35 AM
Well MK is generally more crowded on the weekend for a couple of reasons. Many of the locals go then and lots of people arrive on or just before the weekend. During F&W festival EPCOT is a zoo on the weekends.

loki
08-08-2011, 11:38 AM
IMO, regardless of the day of the week, or the month of the year, the best tips are:

1) avoid going to a park that has morning 'extra magic hours', if at all possible.

2) understand and use the fastpass system.

3) get to the enterance queue atleast 45minutes before the official park opening time tour until a bit after lunch, leave (if you want) and take a break, then come back in the evening.

4) keep less busy attractions, such as carousel of progress, monsters, inc. laugh floor, or mickey's philharmagic, for the busier parts of the day, since they rarely build anything resembling a queue.

You'll get more done in the first three hours then the rest of the day. I took a couple friends to the Magic Kingdom last December, and between 9am and noon we experienced space mountain (2x), buzz lightyear's space ranger spin, TTA, it's a small world, mad tea party, peter pan's flight, snow white's scary adventures, the many adventures of winnie the pooh, big thunder mountain railroad, and splash mountain.