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How long to visit Disney

Epcot fountain in Walt Disney World's Epcot theme parkIf you're taking your first trip to Walt Disney World and plan to visit all four parks, you'll probably want to plan for at least a 7 day vacation. This will give you at least one full day at each park, and allow you to visit a couple of your favorites more than once. A weeklong stay in the Orlando area will also provide a chance for a couple of 'off days' where you can relax at your hotel, condo, etc.

With seven days in the Orlando area, you'll probably want to consider a five or six day park pass (depending on your flight times).

A general rule of thumb is to purchase park passes for 2-3 days fewer than you'll be traveling. This allows for a 'down day' when you arrive and depart (no sense paying for a full day in one of the parks) and also give you a break during your stay.

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Check out our tips for getting to Disney in our Travel Tips section when determining whether to fly or drive.


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Sunset at Downtown Disney- a great way to spend an evening in
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