Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jul 7, 2013
    Melissa 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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    We are going to Disney August 10th through 23rd What are the best parks to visit for my 5 year old daughter and 7 year old son? Any discount things I need to know or a cheap way to do this trip?

    Hi Melissa! I am sure your family is getting very excited with your trip coming up in about a month! The final countdown has begun!

    The park you cannot miss is of course the famous Magic Kingdom. It is where it all started at Walt Disney World and the magic and pixie dust that is there will make your vacation memorable. The children will love all the attractions and parades and character opportunities that can be found throughout the park so definitely plan on doing this park for at least a few days. Since it is in the middle of the summer I also suggest you head there early and then take a break from the parks in mid day when the sun is at the warmest. Hit the pools and relax and then head back to the parks again for supper or later in the evening when it gets a little cooler.

    As far as which parks your children will enjoy beyond the Magic Kingdom it is hard to pick just one more. Since you will be there for a lengthy time I suggest you plan at least one day in each of the other three parks as there are many great things for their ages to enjoy. The Animal Kingdom park of course is themed around the animals of the world and don't miss Rafiki's Planet Watch where the kids can brush a live sheep or touch an exotic animal and learn about it from the experts. It is a pleasant train ride to the backstage area.

    In Epcot hit Turtle Talk with Crush among many of the other good attractions. Also don't forget to check out Innoventions as this is a great place where they can do some interactive things such as a fire safety game.

    Hollywood Studios is home to the Muppets and the famous Toy Story Mania and they will love both.

    It is hard to not do all of the parks. To keep expenses down don't include the park hopper option and just hit one park a day. Eat breakfast in your room and enjoy more of the quick service dining spots over the table service restaurants.
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