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  • On Jan 24, 2012
    Amber from TN 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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    Hey again Moms! We have decided to add two days at Disney after our five day cruise, however one of those days will be the day we disembark from the ship. With one day day being only a half day, would you recommend that day for Epcot or MK? Thanks!

    Hi Amber,

    This is a tough question to answer without knowing more about your traveling party. Neither Epcot nor the Magic Kingdom can be fully experienced in half a day, in fact most folks need two full days at each of these parks to get the most out of them. 

    Here's my suggestion. If you have small children, elementary school age or younger, make Epcot your half-day park. There's no way you'll get to everything, but you will be able to hit many of the little kid highlights such as Turtle Talk, the Seas with Nemo and Friends, Journey to Imagination, and the Caramel shop in Germany. If you have older kids or adults only, make the Magic Kingdom your half day park. Again, there's no way you'll be able to experience everything, but you will be able to hit the older kid highlights such as Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain. 

    I also have an alternative suggestion. If you have younger children, you might just want to focus on the Magic Kingdom for both days. This would give you a chance to get on most of the rides, watch a parade, meet some characters, and take your time a bit. 

    Enjoy your land and sea vacation and please let us know if you have additional questions. 
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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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