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  • On Mar 29, 2010
    Rachel from OH Asked

    My husband and I will be traveling with our 3 sons (10, 7 and 2.) We are looking at the 2 day park hopper with hopes of being able to hit at least 3 of the parks in those 2 days. Any park suggestions?

    Hi Rachel!

     My family does just that when we want a short getaway!

      Depending on when your are visiting and if you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort, I suggest deciding which park(s) and days to visit based on the Extra Magic Hours. Keep in mind your kid's schedules and see if morning Extra Magic Hours or evening Extra Magic Hours are best for your family. Usually, each day one of the four main parks participates in either the AM or PM Extra Magic Hours, but I recommend checking for your visit by using the Calendar for each park.

      My family might decide on Hollywood Studios and Epcot one day, and then Magic Kingdom another day. Hollywood Studios might be open early for AM Extra Magic Hours, and we would incorporate some down time around midday allowing our two year old a nap. You might want to go to the resort where the older kids can play at the pool and then rest a bit, too. Once everyone is geared up again, my family would head over to Epcot, have a nice dinner, enjoy the park, and end the day with Illuminations. The next day there might be PM Extra Magic Hours for Magic Kingdom so we might decide to take the morning slow and have a great character breakfast, play at the park, and plan on a later ending evening.

     You might not get to experience everything at a park in one day. That doesn't mean you won't enjoy your visit. IMO, it's better to go at the kids pace anyway, so you can take time for all the magical moments. Save anything you don't get to experience for a future visit.

     I hope this helps, but if you need would like to give some more details about your trip, or if you have any other questions you need help with for planning your Disney vacation, feel free to come back to the Moms Panel!

     Wishing you a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Maria, Florida

I am a Mom of two boys, and I love enjoying the Walt Disney World magic with my family. Helping others with their trip is something I hold dear because I know I'm helping families create some of their most cherished memories while at Walt Disney World. Learn More About Maria

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