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  • On Jan 17, 2010
    Erika from MI 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.

    I am so excited to bring my kids to WDW I could almost cry! I've been so many times as a kid but this is out first visit as a family. We are going to MK and HS but can't decide if AK or Epcot would be best for our 3rd day. The kids are 8, 4 and 2. Advice?

    Hi Erika,

    I love how excited you are! With kids the ages of yours, I would choose either the Animal Kingdom.

    Epcot is a wonderful place; it is my favorite park, but the options for preschoolers are more limited there than at the other theme parks. In my experience, young kids can't get enough of animal encounters. At the Animal Kingdom, you have a wide range of fun for youngsters including:

    - Triceratops Spin
    - the Festival of the Lion King show
    - Kilimanjaro Safari
    - the Boneyard
    - the Pangani Forest Exploration Trails
    - the Camp Minnie-Mickey character greeting area
    - Conservation Station (with a petting zoo area)
    - Flights of Wonder
    - Finding Nemo - the musical

    However, as great as that all is, you may find that what you really want is a second day at the Magic Kingdom. If possible, I would try to leave your third day flexible, just in case your children find they didn't get enough of the classic Disney fun. You can make this work by scheduling your table service meals at a resort rather than inside a park.

    Good luck and have a wonderful vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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