• On Jul 6, 2013
    Nancy 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.

    Can Disney be done well in 2 full days for a couple with a 3 and 13 year old? How would you do it? Planning to get park hopper passes and stay at Art of Animation 7/21-7/23 with the last day reserved for downtown Disney. Anything you'd recommend doing?


    I would actually say no. There is more to see than you can do in 2 full days. And with a 3-year old in your party, if you try you may just feel that you are dragging them around rather than having fun.

    But don't feel bad. If you came for 6 park days, you still would not see it all. My suggestion is that you focus on fewer parks and see more at a few of them, rather than worry about saying you have been in all four. You could save those remaining, unvisited parks, to another trip. That gives you something to look forward to, and you don't look at each park saying "Boy, I wish we had tried that!"

    If I were in your shoes, with 2 full park days, I would suggest you spend 1 full day at the Magic Kingdom, at a minimum. As for your second day, I am guessing that the Hollywood Studios is your next best bet. But if you really want to do more, you could spend that second day with the morning at Hollywood Studios, then a late lunch, afternoon and evening at Epcot.

    This means you can see the two best fireworks shows, and you should be able to hit most of the great rides. And while I am a huge Animal Kingdom fan, you can save that for your next trip!

    Write me back with any follow-up questions!

    Have a magical vacation! 
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