Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jun 6, 2013
    Ginger Asked

    Coming to Disney in November having 4 park days. Children's ages are 8 and 22 months. Not sure which to see, Epcot or Animal Kingdom. Spending 2 days at Magic Kingon and 1 day at Hollywood studios.

    Ginger,

    I think so far your prioritization is spot on. Definitely there is more for the kids to do at the Magic Kingdom, and also Hollywood Studios. But what to do with that fourth day?

    Here are your options: 

    Option 1: Go to the Animal Kingdom. Epcot, which may very well be my favorite park, simply does not have as much to do for kids as the other parks. 

    Option 2: Maybe you skip BOTH, and go to the Magic Kingdom for a third day? It has so much more to do for young children that this is not a completely out of bounds idea.

    Option 3: Go to Epcot, despite the fact that it is not as packed with things for smaller kids. The fact is, it still has a LOT for kids, perhaps just not as much as some of the other parks. And the vacation is for you too, and you deserve to have fun as well!

    BOTTOM LINE: While I like option 3, I think I would plan my days as follows. Day 1: Magic Kingdom;Day 2: Hollywood Studios; Day 3: Open day; Day 4: Magic Kingdom. For that third day, initially plan to go to the Animal Kingdom. But if after those first two days you see that another day at either the Magic Kingdom or the Hollywood Studios would go over well, you can be a bit spontaneous and adjust your day 3 destination.

    Write me back with your specific dates and I can refine the answer further!

    Have a magical vacation!  
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