• On Jan 4, 2018
    Elizabeth from Ciudad de México 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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    Hi! I’m trying to plan a trip with my 2 ½ year old but can’t decide which park is best for her to enjoy and get the most out of. Which of the two parks would be best? How many days would be recommended for Disneyland vs Disneyworld? Thanks!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Elizabeth! I had the great pleasure of visiting both Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida this year, getting some coast to coast comparisons in.

    I would suggest scheduling one day at Disneyland and one day at California Adventure when you are visiting Disneyland Resort in California. There is lots to see, but the parks are on the small side compared to their Floridian cousins. A preschooler will have lots to see and do at both parks, so please consider a Park Hopper ticket.

    When you are on the East Coast and visiting Walt Disney World Resort, it’s easy to spend two days at Magic Kingdom, and a day each at Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. For a preschool 2 ½ year old, I would stick closely to Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the family friendly attractions, show and nighttime spectaculars. Once again, a Park Hopper ticket would serve you best here. I like to take early mornings in the park followed by lunch and a nap for my baby girl, and then return to the parks in the late afternoon and before bedtime.

    If I can assist you further in planning for your magical vacation on either coast, please let me know. ~ Lindsey P.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm Lindsey, a social media-savvy gal that wears her #Disneyside on her sleeve (along with her trading pin collection!). I'm proud to say that my husband and our two Mouseketeers share my love for the Walt Disney World Resort and all it's magic, so get ready to ask me about new things to see and do on your vacation. I particularly love sharing off-the-beaten-path activities and always encourage visitors to try something new on each trip. Adventure is out there! Learn More About Lindsey

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