• On Jul 8, 2018
    Caroline from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! I will be in Disney World during Thanksgiving week and I am deciding which days to go to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood studios. One will be on thanksgiving so we will only be at the parks for a Half day. Which park should I prioritize for a full day?

    Hi Caroline,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Given that Toy Story Land has opened at Disney's Hollywood Studios, I would spend a full day there and then do a half day in Disney's Animal Kingdom. Our must-do attractions at Disney's Hollywood Studios are Slinky Dog Dash, Toy Story Mania!, Star Tours - The Adventures Continue, and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™. On Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom, our absolute favorite attraction is Avatar Flight of Passage. Once we have conquered our expedition on Pandora - The World of Avatar, we visit Kilimanjaro Safaris, the Festival of the Lion King Show and Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain.

    As you make your Thanksgiving plans, consider your dining options also. If you have any time to visit Magic Kingdom, Liberty Tree Tavern is one of our favorite family-style restaurants and I adore the restaurant's colonial charm. At Disney's Hollywood Studios, consider dining at 50's Prime Time Café or, try one of the restaurants at Disney Springs. Whatever you do, make advanced dining reservations and Fast Pass+ selections. Doing so will save you valuable time in line. 

    Caroline, I trust that you will make the best decision that is best for your family!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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