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  • On Mar 11, 2019
    Kristen from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are going on our first Disney cruise (Fantasy) next month and going to the Magic Kingdom 2 days prior. Do you suggest 2 days at the Magic Kingdom? Or 1 day at MK and day 2 in another park? I have an 8 yo, 6 yo and 9 month old.

    Hi Kristen!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm so excited to hEAR you will be going on your first Disney Cruise next month and visiting the Walt Disney World Resort before you set sail! What a magical trip you have planned!

    As a mom of four children myself, I'm thrilled to assist you with this question. If you'll be able to dedicate a full day at Magic Kingdom Park, then I would visit a different park on your second day. With so many attractions geared toward younger Guests, I do believe you will need an entire day to fully explore all the iconic park has to offer. 

    Based on the ages of your children, I recommend visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom Park on your second day. With exotic animals, amazing shows and classic attractions, your family is in for a "wild time" at this unique park. Although your little one may not be able to experience all of the attractions, there will be so many sights and sounds to take in. My family's list of "must do" experiences includes: Kilimanjaro Safaris, Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, Avatar Flight of Passage, Na'vi River Journey, DINOSAUR, Festival of the Lion King, Finding Nemo - The Musical, and UP! A Great Bird Adventure.

    Be sure to utilize Rider Switch for any attractions with a minimum height requirement. I also highly recommend using FastPass+ service to decrease your wait for many of the most popular attractions.

    I hope this is helpful. Stop by again with any new questions as you continue to plan a magical "land and sea" vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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