Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Mar 19, 2011
    Emily from TN 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 DW for the first time in May with our 5 y/o son. We know we can't fit everything into our schedule. If deciding between Epcot or HS, which would you recommend? Skipping one of the parks, or just a little bit of time at both?

    Hi Emily,

    If you have Park Hopper passes, with a 5 year old boy, here is what I would do:

    I'd start the day at Hollywood Studios. Be there at opening and head straight to Toy Story Mania. He is sure to love that ride. If he's a Star Wars fan, next head to the Jedi Training Academy. Then I'd stop by Luigi's Garage for him to see Lightning McQueen and his pal Tow Mater from the movie Cars.

    After this, I'd hop on a ferry boat and ride it over to Epcot. There, I would take him to The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion. This slow moving, mesmerizing attraction ends in a multi-level aquarium. If he's tall enough, be sure to take him on Soarin' and Test Track. He'll also enjoy the Imagination Pavilion and the boat rides in Norway and Mexico.

    I'd end the evening watching IllumiNations, as Fantasmic can scare some of the younger kids.

    Have a wonderful vacation with your little boy,

thumbnail image for Kaylene

Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.