Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Mar 2, 2012
    Randi from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, We are bringing our 4-year-old son to WDW, arriving mid-day on Friday and departing early morning Monday. We have a 3-day park ticket and would like to visit one park each day. Which park do you recommend we visit each day, with Fri. being a half-day?

    Hi Randi!

    Thanks for sending in your question to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel.  I recommend the following for your trip:
    • Friday - Disney's Animal Kingdom
    • Saturday - Magic Kingdom
    • Sunday - Epcot or Disney's Hollywood Studios

    Without a doubt, your 4 year old son will probably enjoy the Magic Kingdom the most.  In fact you can easily spend two days in the Magic Kingdom.  Thus an alternative to the above would be visiting the Magic Kingdom on Friday and Saturday.  However, I suggested the approach above to give you a good taste of everything at Walt Disney World.

    Disney's Animal Kingdom is a great park to visit for half a day, but you will want to check what time it closes.  Sometimes it closes pretty early and that may not work well with your plan.  If that's the case, then I suggest going to Epcot Friday afternoon instead.

    I hope this helps!  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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