Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Apr 26, 2012
    Jill 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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    Coming Oct 17th this year to Oct 24th. What parks do you reccommend and when? Have 5 yr and 3 yr boys. Do you reccomend parks with Early Magic hours or avoid them? Thinking of skipping EPCOT due to the international food and wine festival going on.

    Hi Jill,

    Thanks for writing.  I absolutely recommend Extra Morning Magic Hours, especially with young children in tow.  You'll be amazed at how many attractions you can "cover" before the park opens and shortly thereafter.  I'm generally able to do more in the first hour or two than for the balance of the day.  With two young boys, you'll likely spend a significant amount of time at Magic Kingdom.  I'd allow at least two days here.  Epcot actually has many fantastic attractions for little ones, so I would include it on your itinerary.  The International Food and Wine Festival is popular, but if you plan your visit here during the week (rather than on Saturday or Sunday)  you should experience significantly less crowding. The festival tends to make the World Showcase crowded, but generally doesn't significantly increase crowds that extensively in Future World.  I'd actually recommend all four theme parks.  They all have fabulous attractions and entertainment options geared just for kids your age.  Have a great trip!
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I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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