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  • Traveling with DS7 in May 2014. Looking to visit MK, DHS and Epcot. We'll be there 5/5-5/8 (Mon., Tues., Wed.). On which days should we visit which park? Planning to spend full days. Thank you!
  • - Asked by Michelle from Wisconsin on 11/7/2013
  • Hi Michelle,

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. I'm happy to offer my opinion.

    At that time of year, I would expect the crowds and the park hours to be consistent over all three days, so it really is a matter of preference about the order. I always tend toward starting a visit at Magic Kingdom because it is the iconic park.

    I would plan to be there by 8:30 a.m. to catch the opening show and stay through the Wishes fireworks at 10 p.m. In between, you and your son can take in all the classics -- Dumbo, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Pirates of the Caribbean, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin and more.

    I would do Epcot on the second day. My family loves that park, in part because it tends to be a bit more leisurely. You can ride Soarin' and Test Track, explore Innoventions, visit the Living Seas and tour (and eat) around the World Showcase at a relaxed pace. IllumiNations caps a day at Epcot at 9 p.m.

    You can finish your three-day visit with the more action-packed Hollywood Studios. Make sure you get a FastPass early for Toy Story Midway Mania! Then you can plan your day around the other rides and shows, including the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular and the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show.

    If your son is a Star Wars fan, you may want to check out the Jedi Training Academy. You will want to sign up near opening time if he's interested. You can cap your visit to Hollywood Studios and Walt Disney World with Fantasmic!

    I hope that is helpful. I'm sure you and your son will have a great time, no matter which order you choose. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions for you. Enjoy!

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