Length of Stay
[ Disney Vacation Planner
The amount of time you spend at the WDW resort depends entirely
on how much of it you want to see and how much you want to do.
However long you spend at WDW you can guarantee that you won't
have spent long enough there to see and do everything. At the
top of each theme park description I've included a suggested amount
of time to spend at the park, but these times are based on low
season when the parks are relatively empty, and access to the
rides and attractions is easy.
Generally most guide books will tell you that The
Magic Kingdom will take at least one day to complete, Epcot
will take up to two days, and Disney
MGM Studios will also take a day. My experience is that whilst
you can see the majority of the parks within the time period mentioned,
you can also spend a lot more time in each park, and still have
loads to see.
If time is short, it may be best to concentrate more on The
Magic Kingdom and Disney
MGM Studios than Epcot,
though Epcot is well worth visiting. Attractions like Pleasure
Island and The
Disney Village Marketplace open well after the major theme
parks have closed, so it's quite possible to visit these two attractions
on the same day as visiting one of the major parks.
If you're planning to visit the Disney Water Parks, such as Blizzard
Beach, River Country, and Typhoon Lagoon, it's probably worth
spending at least half a day there, but since each one can also
be fairly relaxing, it's worth going when you want to chill out
The Pony-Trek / Trail ride only takes 45 mins to complete, however
you need to be at Fort Wilderness around half an hour before the
ride starts, and unless you know where to go in advance it's going
to take a little while to find, so this activity can rapidly eat
into a half day of your holiday, particularly if you're staying
at the AllSatrs resort and use the recommended transportation
to get to Fort Wilderness.
The time you spend at WDW will also depend on the tickets you
have bought. If you've bought a 5-day
world hopper pass, and intend to get the maximum possible
use from the ticket, you'll be spending up to 12 days visiting
the various Disney parks, though you'll be able to hop between
parks, and won't be restricted to only visiting one park per day.
Don't forget as well, that Busch
and Universal Studios will each take the best part of a full day
to do the parks justice, so between these three parks, and the
5-day world hopper pass, you could easily spend a full 2 weeks
at the theme parks in and around central Florida, without even
venturing deeper into some of the other very attractive areas
The Kennedy Space Centre will also take the majority of a full
day's visit, particularly if you plan to take either of the two
sight seeing trips, and maybe take in one or more of the IMAX
theatre films that are laid on.
If you're planning to visit the Keys, driving from the Orlando
area, you're going to want to allocate a full day for a reasonably
leisurely drive there, and the same amount of time to drive back
again, without considering how much time you want to spend in