Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Oct 15, 2008
    Gloria from MA Asked

    I am planning to visit WDW in April 2009 with my daughter who will be 16 months then. Is it possible within a week, to visit both the Magic Kingdom and the Animal Park? And would it be a good idea to stay at 2 separate hotels?

    It is 100% possible to visit both the Magic Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom with in the course of a week's vacation. You will likely also have time to visit the other two theme parks (Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios) as well.

    Every family's needs are different, but a typical plan might be to spend two days at the Magic Kingdom, one day each at the Animal Kingdom and the Studios, and one or two days at Epcot. This would leave you with a day or two to re-visit your favorite attractions, lounge at your hotel pool, check out a water park, or explore Downtown Disney.

    I do have one friend who spend all five days of her vacation only going to the Magic Kingdom, but I would say that she is very much the exception rather than the rule.

    Some guests do like to switch hotels for a change of scenery or to experience the unique amenities of the different hotels, but this is by no means necessary. In fact, I very much prefer NOT to switch hotels because of the lost of touring time and the need to repack and unpack. There is plentiful free transportation between all the WDW hotels and all four theme parks, the water parks, and Downtown Disney. Any of the Disney hotels will provide you will easy access to all of Walt Disney World.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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