Family on Big Thunder Mountain
  • On Dec 27, 2016
    Jamie from MN Asked

    We are joining my husband on a business trip in Jan. We have 2.5 days allotted for theme parks, with Magic Kingdom slotted for one full day. Any thoughts on how to spend the other time (half day starting at 3 pm)? My thrill-seeking kids are 10, 8 and 5.

    Hi there Jamie!

    How exciting to be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort in just a few weeks!  I think you are very wise to devote a full day to experience all that Magic Kingdom Park has to offer.

    When choosing a park for your arrival day, I would check the park hours and plan accordingly. I would not suggest choosing a park that will close early on that particular evening.  If Disney's Hollywood Studios will remain open later on that day, I recommend it for your thrill seekers. Be sure to book FastPass+ selections in advance in order to decrease your wait time. My suggestions for Disney's Hollywood Studios include: Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, Star Tours - The Adventures Continue and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. 

    For your second full day,  you may want to consider spending your morning at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park and your afternoon and evening at Epcot if you will have the Park Hopper Option on your tickets. If you have base tickets, I suggest visiting Epcot while making sure to experience Soarin', Test Track, Mission: SPACE, Spaceship Earth and Frozen Ever After. 

    I hope this information is helpful to you. Please don't hesitate to stop by again with any additional questions that you may have. Best wishes for a magical trip, Jamie!

    Happy Planning,
    Jodie
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

I'm the mother of 4 amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for 22 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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