Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 16, 2013
    Jennifer Asked

    Arr 5pm 4/8, dpt 1pm 4/12. Plane, hotel, (Lion King Ste), Meal Plan & 4-day Hop Passes booked. Character meals AM-9th at AK & PM-10th at MK. Can you suggest parks & itenerary to best suit our children (girl-7/boy-5) and get the best use out of

    Hi Jennifer! Your trip is coming up soon and I am so glad to see you have a couple of dining reservations already made. Spring is a busy time as well as Easter weeks so it is good to come a bit prepared.

    Since you are departing fairly early on the 12th I would not save a park ticket for that day. Arriving at 5pm on the 8th doesn't give you much time for park fun on that day either but if you come rested you might be able to stay up later that evening for at least a touch of magic.

    Making most of your time and park hours consider this itinerary:
    4/8: Hollywood Studios-opened for Extra Magic Hours until 10:30pm
    4/9:  Animal Kingdom until early afternoon then "hopping" over to Epcot until 9pm. Be sure and enjoy Illuminations show at 9pm
    4/10: Magic Kingdom for the entire day...closes at 10pm, opens at 9am
    4/11: I would consider splitting your time between Hollywood Studios and Epcot. They both open at 9am and can easily be reached from one park to the other by boat outside the International Gateway entrance of Epcot. You can make this decision about what park or how much time in each once you see what you get done on the days before.
    4/12: depart :(

    Please remember that park hours can change each day and even while you are in the park.  It is good to have a basic plan but please let your interests and the kids help you decide what to do once you have arrived. Don't stress over structure but instead enjoy some of the spontaneous magic that happens along the way!
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