Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 30, 2016
    Stephanie from NC Asked

    My family will be visiting in July 2016. We have 2 young children one 6 year old and the other is 3. We are definitely going to Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom. Our dilemma is between Epcot and Hollywood Studios. We do not want to overdo it with the kids

    Hi Stephanie! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    With children of my own that are around the same age as your children, I know just how important it is to find the right balance of fun in the Theme Parks and fun at the pool! I found out the hard way that over scheduling your vacation may make for some difficult times. Now whenever we travel to the Walt Disney World Resort we make sure to schedule in some much needed downtime.

    I have two suggestions to help you solve your dilemma. If you really are hoping to experience another Theme Park in addition to Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, my suggestion would be to visit Epcot. This Theme Park offers a lot of fun activities that the whole family can enjoy. My children love Turtle Talk with Crush, The Seas with Nemo & Friends, and exploring the Kidcot Fun Stops located throughout World Showcase. Additionally my son meets the height requirements for Soarin and his absolute favorite attraction Test Track. My husband and I have taken advantage of Rider Switch on many occasions so that we both can experience the fun with my son while taking turns with my daughter.

    My second suggestion would be to dedicate one day for Disney’s Animal Kingdom and two days for Magic Kingdom Park. We have found that there are so many attractions and entertainment opportunities in this park that one day just isn’t enough.

    Make sure to plan for time in the pool and for plenty of afternoon rest times! The days that I have my kids take a rest are the best days that we have! Some of our best memories are the evenings that we have closed down the park!

    I hope that you have an unforgettable time!

    ~Heather~

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

I am a mom, wife, oncology nurse, daydreamer, and wannabe Disney Princess! If I am not on a Walt Disney World vacation, I am planning my next one. I have experience navigating the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and large multigenerational groups. I love helping others plan their Walt Disney World vacations and I am here to help make all of your dreams come true! Learn More About Heather

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