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  • On Feb 25, 2022
    Melissa from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, we have booked a last minute trip and are doing Disney for 2 days; wondering in your opinion is it better to do MK on a Thursday or Friday? Also, which other park would you say is a must do with a 2 year old? Thanks for your time!!!!

    Hiya, Melissa!

    Welcome to planDisney, friend! I am so excited to hear that you are planning a last-minute trip to The Most Magical Place on Earth. You picked a great time to visit. All four theme parks are currently in the middle of The World's Most Magical Celebration. There are new nighttime spectaculars like Disney Enchantment and the Fab 50 Character Collection adds a little extra fun to your day. Be sure to search for your favorites as you make your way through the parks. 

    Melissa, I would start off with Magic Kingdom Park on Thursday. You mentioned that you are traveling with a little one, and this park tends to lead to a much busier day. There are so many great attractions designed for Guests of all ages, like Peter Pan's Flight and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. And the recently returned Mickey's Magical Friendship Faire is sure to delight your young traveler. Your little one can also meet Mickey in person over at Town Square Theater. And if you arrive on a warmer Florida day, be sure to head over to Casey Jr. Splash"N' soak. The wild circus train is a great way to cool off and take a quick break. Phew! This sounds like a busy day already! 

    My personal recommendation for your second day is a trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom. The design of this park provides a very low-key experience, which is a great way to follow a nonstop day with a toddler.  And while this park is a different pace, and much quieter, it is certainly not lacking in magic! Your little one will love seeing characters set sail on the Discover River. Donald's Dino Bash Flotilla is a must-see. And be sure to check out Disney Kite Tails! This new experience features larger-than-life silly kites that are sure to please your little one and get a few laughs. When you need some quiet time throughout the day, travel through Mahara Jungle Trek. These trails are beautifully themed and feature tigers, water buffalo, and over 50 species of birds. One of the reasons that I love Animal Kingdom so much is the animal exploration trails. I experience something new every time I visit. If your toddler is an animal lover they will love this park! Be sure to take a ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris to get an up-close look at some of the biggest and tallest animals on the property. 

    Melissa, because you are traveling with a little one I do want to mention the Baby Care Centers at Walt Disney World. They offer changing and feeding areas, a kitchen with a microwave and sink, and a quiet climate-controlled spot to take a break when the day is getting a little too long. You can also find everything you need or may have forgotten in this spot. There has been a moment in every parent's life when they realize they forgot to bring extra diapers or sunscreen. This has happened to me a few times! The Baby Care Center was a lifesaver when my Ohana made it to EPCOT, and our diaper bag did not. 

    I hope this advice helps you continue to plan your impromptu adventure.
    We'll see ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Tammy, Illinois

Hey Everyone! I'm Tammy. My Ohana and I live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I am a preschool teacher and I also coordinate events for youth and families. I have been visiting Walt Disney World Resort since I was a teenager. I'm always looking for a new adventure to explore or an amazing snack to try. I love to share my tips and experiences because I want to help make all trips as memorable and magic as my travels have been.  Learn More About Tammy

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