• On Aug 17, 2015
    Stephanie Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    First trip to WDW with two daughters, 4 & 6 years, with 3 days to go to the parks. I thought we should take 2 days for Magic Kingdom, but on day 3 would you recommend Animal Kingdom or Hollywood Studios? Both love roller coasters and princesses :)


    To many children, Disney revolves around Pixar characters like Woody and Buzz Lightyear instead of Mickey Mouse. If your girls grew up with Playhouse Disney and modern Disney movies, Hollywood Studios may be fun to explore. Make sure that you see Beauty & the Beast early in the day before crowds and lines grow, and measure the girls' heights to see if they'll be able to ride Rock 'n' Roller Coaster in order to manage expectations. 

    If your girls love animals, then a visit to Animal Kingdom should be considered. The gorilla trails are a must-do as well as the Flights of Wonder show. With both Expedition Everest and Primeval Whirl, they can check roller coasters off their list, but you'll need to make sure that they meet the height requirements (44" for EE and 48" for PW). If they don't meet the height requirements, I would go to DHS because at least they'll have princesses there with the Little Mermaid and Beauty & the Beast. 

    Keep in mind that regardless of your choice, your daughters--and you--will love either park. They are simply different.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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