Following a plan is one of the smartest ways to explore the theme parks, and this is especially true if it will be your first time visiting Walt Disney World. There is so much to see and do, and with so many people in the parks, knowing what to do when will save you time in line! Whether you're visiting Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney's Animal Kingdom or Disney's Hollywood Studios, using a Disney park plan will ensure you ride more rides, see more shows and have a great time. Lucky for you, we frogs have created a number of free Disney park plans for everyone to use!
Our park plans are optimized for families, and especially those making first-time visits. We've even updated these to include information on Genie+ and individual Lightning Lane selections, so that you can see the different ways to access your favorite rides — and how to access them with the lowest waits. You'll also see our food recommendations aligned with where you may be in the parks. No zig-zagging here!
We've prioritized the rides and shows in our free Disney World park plans so that you visit the most popular attractions with the shortest waits when crowds are low. Picking the right day to visit, arriving ahead of the official opening time and touring efficiently will give you that extra jump on other park guests during the very busiest months of the year (and even during the less-busy times).
What's Included in Our Disney World Itineraries and Where to Find Them
Each of our Disney World plans provides an overview of the park, with its notable attractions, special information about its layout and general information about official opening times and the best ways to tour. The park plans include not-to-miss rides, shows and entertainment.
Our plans are available on our website or in our free Orlando planning app for iPhone. You can view our Disney World itineraries from our main Park Plans page or also find them on our individual park pages under Things to Do, as well. For example, on our Magic Kingdom page, you will find our Magic Kingdom 1-Day Park Plan and our General Magic Kingdom Map. You can also download printable PDF versions of all of these plans! Fun fact: Our printable plans also include the general map and packing lists for the whole family!
Our Orlando planning app has the extra benefit of allowing you to customize our pre-set park plans for your own needs. Once you're in the parks, you can use the app map functionality to navigate and even check off items as you complete them! It also shows crowd levels, recommended parks, opening hours and wait times.
'My Family Likes to Sleep In on Vacation! I'm Already Overwhelmed by the Decisions! We Just Want More Flexibility'
We feel ya! For those of you who want the benefits of Disney World park plans without following a fixed plan, the general map is your new best friend. No matter what time you hop into the parks, you can use it to see at a glance the best times to visit each of the park's rides. Our Orlando planning app for iPhone also includes this information, which is super handy when you're in the parks!
Pro Tip: Take a screenshot of this map for easy reference (and to save that phone battery!).
Using Park Plans Alongside Disney Genie and Genie Plus
If you haven't heard already, Disney Genie has arrived in the My Disney Experience app. With the debut of this free planning tool, you may be wondering, "Do I even need to use park plans?" If you're a person who likes to plan ahead rather than figure things out on the fly, you can still find park plans incredibly useful! Park plans can give you an initial idea of what you want to prioritize and get you more familiar with the parks. Also, if you'd rather not be glued to your phone during your trip, park plans can come in handy as a convenient alternative to Disney Genie.
And if you'll be using Genie Plus during your visit, you'll find notes in our park plans about which rides to prioritize reserving with Genie+. Plus, you'll see which rides you may want to tackle via standby in specific timeframes for low waits (such as first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening) if you aren't able to snag a reservation.
Quick Links to Our Disney World Park Plans!
- Magic Kingdom: 1 Day & General Map
- EPCOT: 1 Day & General Map
- Disney's Hollywood Studios: 1 Day & General Map
- Disney's Animal Kingdom: 1 Day & General Map
Seasonal Park Plans
We've even created specialty park plans for seasonal parties at the theme parks. Popular events at Disney World like Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party or Oogie Boogie Bash at Disneyland Resort offer a lot of awesome entertainment, characters, food, rides and more, so it's important to have a plan in place to maximize your limited time.
Did you know we offer park plans for Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando, plus Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles? Looking for more tips and resources for your vacation? Hop on over to our Orlando Planning Guide!