Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 24, 2014
    Elizabeth from IL Asked

    Hello Moms, My family and I are taking our first trip to WDW in July!! My girls are 12 and 9. We will only have 4 days to visit. What are your recommendations for which parks and the "must-see" attractions?

    Hi Elizabeth,

    Thanks for coming back to the Moms Panel! With 4 days to visit, you have the option of visiting each and every Disney theme park. How fun! If you'd like to have one free day where you can revisit a favorite park, here is a great game plan:

    - Dedicate full days to Magic Kingdom and Epcot. These two parks are full of attractions, shows and all around great experiences, so dedicating a full day to them will never be a regret. For Magic Kingdom, it's always wise to make FastPass+ selections for "the mountains," Splash Mountain, Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. They are a must-do for a first trip. For Epcot, be sure to make FastPass+ selections for Test Track or Soarin'. You're actually only allowed to make a selection for only one of these, but since you are dedicating a whole day to the park, standing in a queue for the other won't be so bad.

    - On your 3rd day, start off at Animal Kingdom, then hop over to Disney's Hollywood Studios in the late afternoon to finish out your day. Since Animal Kingdom closes at 6pm, this gives you time to spend at another park. With 2 princesses who are 9 and 12, they will appreciate taking in all of the beauty of Animal Kingdom during the daytime, and how fun Hollywood Studios is at night. On this day, I'd make FastPass+ selections for Expedition: Everest, Toy Story Mania and Star Tours. If the girls aren't Star Wars fans, and would rather hop on a spooky but exciting ride, make a FastPass+ selection for Tower of Terror instead.

    - On your last day, spend time hopping back to the parks and attractions that you'd love to visit again. Or, you can chill at your Resort and wind down. It's up to you!

    I hope this helps you, Elizabeth. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask us anytime. 

    Have a fantastical Disney Day!
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Meet the Panelist: Amiyrah, New Jersey

I'm a Disney thrill ride seeker, Star Wars fangirl and Air Force Sergeant whose name literally means "Princess." Pixie Dust is in my blood, and I'm passing that magic along to my husband, little fairy daughter, "Imagineer-in-training" son, and Winnie The Pooh sized baby boy. Learn More About Amiyrah

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