Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 9, 2013
    Cindy Asked

    Hi, we are coming down during spring break, We are bringing my grandchild down who is 3.5 years old. During that time what are park hours, are fast passes the way to go?? Any suggestions?? What r attractions for 3 years old we don't want to miss? 1 week

    Hi Cindy! So excited to hear from another grandparent heading to Disney with their grandchild. My children grew up knowing Disney and now I have the pleasure of enjoying it with my three grandchildren every year.

    You did not mention the exact dates of your spring break but will assume it is sometime in March. Epcot will generally be open from 9am-9pm, Magic Kingdom from 9am-10pm, Hollywood Studios from 9am-8:30pm, and Animal Kingdom from 9am-7pm. There are also extra magic hours in the am and pm each day at a park so be sure and check the calendar out once you arrive.

    Definitely use the Fast Passes for shorter attraction lines. You can get one at a time and head to the most popular attractions first when you arrive so you are not disappointed in not getting them. Toy Story Mania in HS, and the new Fantasyland attractions in the MK will be gone the quickest. During spring break time the parks can be crowded so I suggest you head to the parks early and if you need a break take that mid day before returning for the evening parades and fireworks.

    Some of my favorite attractions for this age for each park are as follows:
    Magic Kingdom: all Fantasyland, Jungle Cruise, Tiki Birds, Country Bear Jamboree, Peoplemover, Buzz Lightyear, Autotopia, and possibly Pirates.
    Hollywood Studios: Disney Junior, Stunt Show, Voyage of Little Mermaid, and possibly Indiana Jones
    Animal Kingdom: festival of Lion King, both walking trails, Rafiki's Planet Watch, Safari, Boneyard, Triceratops Spin, and possibly Its Tough To Be a Bug and Flights of Wonder
    Epcot: The Seas with Nemo, Turtle Talk with Crush, Living with the Land, Imagination, and possibly Spaceship Earth. Plus Kidcot stations throughout World Showcase countries are fun for the little ones.

    I would love to share more with you so don't hesitate to ask me a personal question!
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Meet the Panelist: Kay, Indiana

Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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