Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Mar 3, 2012
    Andrea from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I have 3 children ages 6, 9, 12. We r going to be spending about 4 days in the Orlando area, we are tyring to decide which parks will be best. We were definitely going to do the Magic Kingdom but we are trying to decide between Animal Kingdom or Universal?

    Hi, Andrea!  You're asking a Disney Mom which park would be better to go to?  Let's just say I may be a little biased, but I'd definitely recommend Disney's Animal Kingdom.  It's one of my girls' favorite parks!

    If you have thrill ride seekers, they'll love Expedition Everest or even Dinosaur.  My own seven year old would ride Kali River Rapids until park closing if we'd let her!  They all really enjoy It's Tough To Be a Bug, and the Kilimanjaro Safari is a must do on every trip.

    There are shows, such as Festival of the Lion King, which I will argue rival some Broadway productions, and my kids all enjoy the many amazing animals and exhibits.  The day usually includes a trip to Rafiki's Planet Watch, where they can learn about conservation efforts and veterinary care of the animals at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

    We've been to that "other" theme park, but if given a choice, my girls choose Animal Kingdom.  There seems to be more there that we can all do and enjoy together.

    Have a wonderful visit with your children!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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