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  • On May 24, 2013
    Andrea 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.

    Hi Doug! Have a friend whose family(dad, mom, 9 yo son, 4 yo daughter) is arriving at WDW on 10/31/13 and departing on 11/3/13 with 2 day MYW tickets; going to MNSSHP on 11/1/13; do not want to go to EPCOT. Any itinerary suggestions? Thanks!


    So there are two ways to go.

    Option 1: Since they have two days, but may want to visit 3 parks, they could go to Animal Kingdom on the 1st, during the day. Then they would go to the Magic Kingdom that evening, compliments of the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party tickets. Then on the second they could go to Hollywood Studios. 3 parks covered in 2 days, with no need to buy the Park Hopper option!

    Option 2: They are going with younger kids. The Magic Kingdom has a lot more to offer them than anywhere else. As such, most would recommend that they just visit one other park, and spend more time at the Magic Kingdom. So the suggestion would be to spend the day of the 1st at the Magic Kingdom, and the evening as well because of the party. Then, as with the other plan, they go to Hollywood Studios on the 2nd. 

    BOTTOM LINE: Either plan works. But for my money, I would go with Option 2. You get a lot more time at the Magic Kingdom, which is a good idea. As to why to go to Hollywood Studios over the Animal Kingdom on your second day, I love both, but think there is still more for them at the Studios.

    Write me back with any follow-up questions!

    Have a magical vacation!

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I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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