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  • we are planning a trip, April 8-11 2011 all days will be hopper passes . It is a very big trip it is my daughters first trip plus her 5th bday on the 11th. What parks should we visit for full days and which partials? We will be bypassing all mtn rides.
  • - Asked by christina from Florida on 11/4/2010
  • Hi Christina!

     You're daughter is going to fall in love with Walt Disney World, and it will be such an incredible, memorable vacation for you, too!

     The more time you spend in any given park, the more magic you're likely to uncover. You'll probably find that one visit just isn't enough! I've found that Magic Kingdom is usually best enjoyed over two days, so you may want to keep that in mind as you plan. In fact, you may find you love one park so much, that you want to spend extra time at that park in order to enjoy all the attractions it has to offer for your family. Great thing about Park Hoppers, is that you have flexibility and can decide to change your mind as your vacation progresses if you see your family is having a blast at any given park. When I first took my oldest son, we set out to do four parks over four days, but instead spent two days at Magic Kingdom and two days at Hollywood Studios. On a following visit when our family had grown, we spent extra time at Epcot, where the whole family enjoyed Future World and great dining options throughout World Showcase.

     If you think you'll want to split days between parks, I would suggest visiting Animal Kingdom early in the day. Be sure to check out Kilimanjaro Safaris and Festival of the Lion King! Epcot is often overlooked and, in my opinion, underestimated for the amount of fun attractions it has to offer the young kids. But my five year old has declared this his favorite park! Which goes to show: as you gauge your own daughter's interests, you'll find which parks will be most worth spending extra time at for this trip.

     In addition, you may consider doing a special birthday character dining experience for your daughter. You can do this at a park or even at select Disney resorts, such as Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Let me know if you need further suggestions for planning this out!

     Hope this helps!
     
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