Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Dec 29, 2012
    Rivkah from NY 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.

    Going to disney jan 22-28 on make a wish trip. We have a 3 day hopper pass, and plan to use it jan 23, 24, & 27. Kids are 8, 8, 7, 3, 2. Animal kingdom is a must since one is a huge Lion King fan. How would you suggest we plan our days?

    Hi there Rivkah,

    You guys are gonna have a blast at Walt Disney World and each park offers fun for the entire family!  Having the Park Hopper option on your park tickets will give you the flexibility to visit multiple parks in one day and you will also be able to take breaks outside of the parks when needed which is key when traveling with larger families!

    I personally always like to start my vacation in the Magic Kingdom.  There's just something really special about opening up our magical adventure with a walk down Main Street USA.  attaching that first glimpse of the castle just never gets old!  You should arrive at Magic Kingdom as early as possible, and plan to spend most of the day there!  Mid afternoon, you could head over to Epcot via monorail to enjoy some Future World attractions and perhaps a stroll around World Showcase and Dinner?  If you choose, you could stay in Epcot to watch Illuminations before heading home for the evening!

    On day 2, I recommend spending the morning and afternoon at Animal Kingdom and then heading over to Hollywood Studios that evening.  Be sure to watch Fantasmic! one of my favorite evening shows!

    On your last day, I think you should either head back to Animal Kingdom or Epcot, and plan to spend the evening in Magic Kingdom so you can catch the Electrical Light Parade and Wishes! Fireworks, to close out your visit in a truly magical way!

    Be sure to write back with any followups if I can be of further assistance!  I have lots of tips to share!

    -Amanda F.
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