• On Mar 18, 2014
    Megan from CT 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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    My husband and I are taking our 3 yr old son on his first trip to Disneyworld in June. We are thinking of spending 3 or 4 days at the parks and are unsure if we need full days at Epcot and Disney Studios? Could we do both in a day or is that too much?

    Hi, Megan!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thanks for your great question. I bet your family is looking forward to the magical vacation ahead this summer!

    I took my own 3-year-old son to the Walt Disney World Resort last fall. We spent the most time in Magic Kingdom Park, but Epcot is so large with so many different restaurants, experiences and attractions for the whole family that we actually spent quite a bit of time there, as well. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park has fewer overall attractions and closes much earlier than all the other theme parks, so in my opinion, it would be a better choice for a half-day than Epcot. I recommend checking out the online attractions list for Disney's Hollywood Studios so you can map out your family's must-do attractions and budget time accordingly.

    If you’re deciding whether to spend three or four days exploring the resort, I would definitely plan to visit for four if that’s feasible so you have time to experience much of what all four parks have to offer while still building in time for naps and breaks. With a little one in tow, some downtime and rest is necessary for an overall great experience for everyone, especially in the warm summer months.

    I hope this helps, Megan, and that your family enjoys a perfectly pixie-dusted vacation. Please visit us again with any other questions you have.

    Wishing you magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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