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Walt Disney World Itineraries

Planning a trip to Walt Disney World? Our experienced travel editors break down the town so you can make the most of your stay. Let these itineraries be your guide, whether you're here for a weekend or a whole week.
  • Day 1
  • 1 Start off your Walt Disney World visit with a day at the Magic Kingdom.
  • 2 Take a right and head into Tomorrowland. Soar through the stars on Space Mountain. Grab a FASTPASS if the line is long.
  • 3 Walk over to Fantasyland for a classic Disney experience, It's a Small World.
  • 4 Have lunch at the Pinocchio Village Haus.
  • 5 Put on your 3D glasses at Mickey's PhilharMagic.
  • 6 Time for another roller coaster. This time, head to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Frontierland. Get a FASTPASS if the line is long.
  • 7 If the weather is warm, cool off on Splash Mountain.
  • 8 Dinner at Jiko - The Cooking Place.
  • 9 Head back into the park to see Wishes Nighttime Spectacular, the Magic Kingdom's high-tech fireworks show.
  • Day 2
  • 1 Start your day off early and arrive at Epcot when the park opens.
  • 2 Soar high above the clouds at Soarin'.
  • 3 Head straight to Future World and grab a FASTPASS at Test Track.
  • 4 Take in a showing of Captain EO starring Michael Jackson.
  • 5 Travel around the world at the World Showcase.
  • 6 Plan at least a half hour for shopping in Japan. The Mitsukoshi Department Store is huge!
  • 7 Have a kringla at Kringla Bakeri og Kafe in Norway. Take the Maelstrom boat ride.
  • 8 Don't miss IllumiNations—Reflections of Earth, a laser and fireworks show that takes place in the World Showcase lagoon.
  • 9 Have a late dinner at Les Chefs de France.
  • Day 3
  • 1 Get to Disney's Animal Kingdom 20 minutes before it opens. The park often starts off the day with "The Adventure Begins," a musical character celebration.
  • 2 Enjoy a scrumptious dinner at Jiko - The Cooking Place at Animal Kingdom Lodge.
  • 3 After watching the celebration, head through the Oasis toward Asia. Pick up a FASTPASS for Expedition Everest.
  • 4 Shriek down Expedition Everest.
  • 5 Head over to Africa, and grab a FASTPASS for Kilimanjaro Safaris.
  • 6 Lunch at Flame Tree Barbecue.
  • 7 Go shopping at Island Mercantile in Discovery Island.
  • 8 Don't miss Finding Nemo - The Musical.
  • 9 Put on your 3-D glasses at It's Tough to be a Bug!
  • Day 4
  • 1 Arrive at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
  • 2 Go directly to Toy Story Mania! for a FASTPASS.
  • 3 From there, walk over to the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, while the line is still short(er).
  • 4 Take the Studio Backlot Tour.
  • 5 See Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage.
  • 6 Rock 'n' Roller Coaster!
  • 7 Lunch at 50's Prime Time Café.
  • 8 Put on your 3-D glasses at Muppet Vision 3-D.
  • 9 Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show.
  • Day 5
  • 1 It's time for some water fun! Head to Typhoon Lagoon for the day.
  • 2 Float on your inner tube around Castaway Creek.
  • 3 Test your bravery at the Humunga Kowabunga slide.
  • 4 If you have little ones, take them to Ketchakiddee Creek.
  • 5 You've always wanted to swim with the sharks. Go snorkeling at the Shark Reef.
  • 6 Grab lunch at Typhoon Tilly's.
  • 7 Take the gang over to Crush 'n' Gusher water coaster.
  • 8 Have a long, leisurely dinner at Victoria & Albert's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
  • Day 6
  • 1 Time for some surf and sand. Head to Canaveral National Seashore, about an hour's drive east of Orlando or the more commercial Cocoa Beach, the same distance southeast.
  • Day 7
  • 1 Take it easy on the last day of your trip to Walt Disney World.
  • 2 Have a late breakfast with Chef Mickey at the Contemporary Resort. Be sure to get some photos with the world's most famous mouse.
  • 3 Purchase last minute souvenirs at the Marketplace in Downtown Disney.
  • 4 Have lunch at Portobello in Downtown Disney.
  • 5 Spend a couple of hours in Disney Quest at Downtown Disney.
  • 6 Dinner at Wolfgang Puck’s in Downtown Disney.
  • 7 Go dancing at Atlantic Dance Hall, then kick back and listen to the dueling pianos at Jellyrolls at BoardWalk.
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