• On Jan 14, 2012
    Sarah from WI 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.

    Coming on 1/21 and leaving 1/26 with 6 days worth of park passes. I expect that we will be able to hit the parks around 1:00 or so on Saturday. Which park would be best to hit first considering we are starting so late? We are thinking Epcot right now...

    Hi Sarah!

    With 6 days worth of park passes, I wouldn't worry so much about which park to visit that first afternoon.  Whatever park you visit, just know that you won't be able to see or do everything and that you will have to come back on another day. 

    That said, however, if you wanted to maximize the number of attractions and shows that you can do in that first day, then I suggest heading straight to Disney's Animal Kingdom.  I love Disney's Animal Kingdom and can easily spend a whole day there.  However, a lot of guests consider the park to only be a half day park; a lot of guests that arrive first thing in the morning are ready to depart sometime in early afternoon.  Thus when you arrive, a lot of guests will already be leaving!  If you go to Animal Kingdom, just be sure to be aware of when the park closes.  Animal Kingdom closes the earliest each day; if you have the Park Hopper option, you can just go to another park later.  If you don't have the Park Hopper option then you might want to consider going to a park that stays open late; in that case, Epcot is an excellent choice!

    I hope this helps!  Write back if you have any more questions!
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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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