Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Jun 23, 2009
    William from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are arriving on a Sunday at 2p. 6day ticket.Should we do Epcot or Animal Kingdom on that day. Traveling w/girls 4,6&9.Which park would we get the most out of for that short of time and which one should we save for a whole day. Thanks so much!

    Hi, William!  Disney's Animal Kingdom typically closes earlier than most of the other theme parks, so if you are arriving at the park at 2 o'clock, you may only have a few hours to see everything.  If you head over to EPCOT on that day, you'll have at least six or seven hours to see EPCOT - maybe not quite enough time to see it all, but you'll definitely get closer than you will in the few hours you would have at Animal Kingdom.

    Another thing to keep in mind is that Fast Passes for some of the more popular rides and attractions will be giving you return times much later in the day, if they are still available.  You might not be able to utilize the Fast Pass option on as many things that late in the day.

    Doing EPCOT on that first day also will allow you to enjoy Illuminations, which is a great way to start your Walt Disney World vacation!

    One other consideration - if either of the parks are offering evening extra magic hours and you are a Walt Disney World resort guest, you can stay up to three hours longer in that theme park.  That might change your mind about which park to go to.

    Have a fantastic time!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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