• On Mar 23, 2016
    Brad from UT 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.

    We are going to Disney Epcot and Hollywood. We have an autistic daughter (12) who hates fast rides and a 17-year old who loves them. We'll have a late start one day (11:00 Tues) and the other is Friday. Which one would you recommend for each day?

    Hi Brad,

    Thank you so much for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. We love helping guests to plan magical vacations.

    If I had one short day and one long day, I would likely spend the longer day at Epcot and the shorter day at Disney's Hollywood Studios. While both parks are amazing and have so much to do, for me Epcot takes more time as it has both Future World and World Showcase to explore.

    Along with this, you should also consider if either theme park has Extra Magic Hours on one of the days that you are going. Extra Magic Hours allow guests of Walt Disney World resorts to spend extra time before a theme park opens or after it closes on certain days. This is a perk for guests staying at Walt Disney World resort, so this only applies if you are staying at a Walt Disney World resort. I checked this for a week at the end of April this year, and I see that Epcot has Extra Magic Hours on a Tuesday night, and Disney Hollywood Studios has Extra Magic Hours on Friday night. In this case, I would suggest that you go to Epcot on Tuesday and Disney's Hollywood Studios on Friday, as this would give you extra time in each park.

    To make your decision, check the calendar for Walt Disney World theme park hours. You can toggle the date at the top of the screen to check for park hours on your specific travel dates. Please note that Extra Magic Hours can change, so do check for your specific dates.

    I hope that these thoughts are helpful for you, Brad. Have a great time planning, and please do let us know if you have any further questions.
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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