6 Day Cut Throat Itinerary to Walt Disney World with Kids

Recently I heard a Disney representative speak at a conference and she gave a down and dirty Walt Disney World itinerary. If you have a week, this is for you. This is how you see every park at Walt Disney World with kids (or without) in six days, including Disney Springs. I’ve taken her (a Disney expert!) suggestions and added in a few of our favorite Disney sites too.

Walt Disney World itinerary

If you have extra time, you can head back into the parks for more shows, character meet and greets, ride your favorite roller coaster again, or book a special dining experience.

When you are short on time, or want downtime at the pool back at your hotel, this will work wonders for you. Seriously. This itinerary is a sprint, make no mistake, and you will want to have your magicbands close. If you are determined to do it all though, you can do it. Just don’t forget to stretch and hydrate first.

If you have less time, check out our 3 Days in Disney World itinerary. 

6-Day Walt Disney World Itinerary

Disney Animal Kingdom


  • Typhoon Lagoon

Day 2: Disney’s Animal Kingdom (Full Day)

  • Animal encounters
  • Broadway style shows (The Lion King!)
  • Expedition Everest (day or night)
  • Pandora the World of Avatar
  • Kilimanjaro Nighttime Safari
  • Rivers of Light (check out our preview video!)
  • End with a quick view of the Tree of Life

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6 day Disney World Itinerary

Day 3: Epcot (half day + night)

  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Fast Track
  • Turtle Talk with Crush (great for younger kids!)
  • Meet Anna and Elsa at the Royal Summer Huus
  • Ride Frozen Ever After in Norway
  • Progressive dinner through the World Showcase
  • Illuminations Reflections of Earth Show (nights)

Disneyland vs. Disney World? You decide!

Walt Disney World itinerary


  • Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour (a 5-hour walking tour- hits all the classic attractions like Dumbo and the Jungle Cruise)
  • Mickey’s Royal Friendship Fair stage show (various times throughout the day)
  • Festival of Fantasy Parade (see all the princesses in one place!)
  • Once Upon a Time projection show (night)
  • Happily Ever After fireworks show (night)

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Walt Disney World itinerary

Day 5- Disney Hollywood Studios

  • Meet Frozen’s Olaf
  • Go to the Frozen Sing-A-Long (even dads will laugh)
  • Toy Story Mania ride
  • Tower of Terror (older kids and adults)
  • Star Wars: read our full guide to all things Disney Hollywood Studios Star Wars
  • Star Wars a Galactic Spectacular (night show)- iconic scenes from the films using projections and pyrotechnics

Day 6- Disney Springs (departure day option too)

  • Watch a movie
  • Grab a bite with friends
  • Get some mom time shopping

Don’t miss a minute of Orlando fun!
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Walt Disney World itinerary


There are a lot of options when staying on property and even more when you stay off property during your visit with Walt Disney World with kids. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort (read the TripAdvisor review)
  • Animal Kingdom Lodge (read the TripAdvisor review)
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort-Riverside (read the TripAdvisor review)

Don’t forget to read our guide to the best Disney World hotels for children on the autism spectrum too! 

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3 thoughts on “6 Day Cut Throat Itinerary to Walt Disney World with Kids”

  1. Johnson's Echo Houseboat

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful post . It is important and very useful, and the articles are nice to share everyone.

  2. Gabriel

    I am looking forward to our Disney World trip in a few weeks! What’s the verdict on the new Avatar attraction? Great post!

    1. Keryn Means

      I’ve heard it’s amazing! Definitely go check it out!

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