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  • On Nov 9, 2012
    Mia from PA Asked

    We are planning our first trip with 3 kids (5, 3 and 6 months) and we are debating between 4 or 5 nights. Will we have enough time with only 3 full days and 4 nights? We didn't know how many days we needed for Magic Kingdom with young kids.

    Hi Mia!

    Thank you for sending in your question to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel.

    The Walt Disney World Resort is huge.  It's roughly the size of San Francisco, California and twice the size of the island of Manhattan in New York.  However, you don't have to do it all in one trip.  I think either 4 or 5 nights would be great for a first visit; many guests don't even stay that long!

    You can easily spend 2 days in the Magic Kingdom and then one day in each of the other parks:  Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom.  My suggestion would be to visit the Magic Kingdom on the first day of your trip and then again on your last. 

    Since it is your first visit, you might consider getting the tour book "The Complete Walt Disney World" by Julie and Mike Neal.  It is a great book for first time visitors as it is full of information but it is not overwhelming.  It is also a beautiful book full of color photographs.  It will give you a good feel for everything there is to do and see in Walt Disney World.

    I hope this helps!  Good luck with your decision, and please write back with more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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