Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 2, 2015
    Andrea from IA Asked

    I'm traveling to Orlando for work and have an extra day. My sister thinks I need to see AK, Epcot and Studios. Is it possible? What would you recommend at each park? She says that Rockin Rollercoaster, Sorain, Killamanjaro & Illuminations are must

    Hello Andrea.
    What a great question. Is it possible? Yes! Do I recommend it? No, but I must admit- it would be fun! Your sister must have great faith in you to believe you could pull off this marathon day. Here is now I would do it.
    1. In a perfect world you'd spend the night before at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel. This would possibly give you morning Extra Magic Hour access to one of the parks. But, I will assume you do not have early access. You will need to purchase a one day Park Hopper ticket for this adventure.
    2. Arrive at Epcot at least 20 minutes before opening. Go directly to Soarin' and enjoy this spectacular attraction.
    3. Head out of Epcot via the International Gateway and catch a boat to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Once there, ride Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith utilizing the single rider line. By now you'll need some added energy. I highly recommend you seek and find the famous Carrot Cake Cookie.
    4. Time to catch a bus to Disney's Animal Kingdom. Within the bustling Harambe Village you will find Kilimanjaro Safaris. While you may be able to catch your breath as your traverse the African savanna, the sites might just take your breath away!
    5. Now that you've completed your first few goals you can spend some time soaking in the ambiance of Disney's Animal Kingdom. Grab a times guide and see when the next showings of both Festival of the Lion King and Finding Nemo- The Musical occur. If possible, see both of these epic shows.
    6. Whew! Time to head back to Epcot. Typically, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth begins at 9 p.m. Grab a place at least 30 minutes before on the fence surrounding World Showcase Lagoon. However, after such a successful romp across "The World" I would treat myself to the IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party!

    Enjoy the journey!
    Anne

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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother. While I can’t pick my funniest Disney memory – either my 70-year-old mother on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror or my 4-year-old grandson on Dinosaur – I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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