Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Jan 22, 2011
    Kimberly from FL 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 my husband my 11 year old daughter and myself are going to mk and epcot over spring break 3/14-3/16. what do you suggest we do there. we have the transportation you think staying outside the disney grounds is a good idea much thanks kim

    Hi Kimberly, thanks so much for asking me this question! Over my many visits to Walt Disney World, I have stayed on and off Disney property. I have to say, staying ON property is definitely worth it. First, you get Extra Magic Hours, which means that each day a specific park is opened for a few extra hours either in the morning or at night, just for Disney resort guests. Of course you are also closer to all the parks and in the case of the Magic Kingdom area resorts, that park is just a quick monorail or boat ride away, as is the case with Epcot resorts being withing walking or boat-ride distance to both Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. There are different levels of Disney resorts - value, moderate, deluxe and home-away-from-home, so there really is something in every price range. I think staying on property definitely offers an extra level of magic to your Disney vacation.

    Not knowing your family, I'm still confident there will be something for everyone to enjoy at both parks. In Epcot, my tweens love doing the Kim Possible missions, riding Soarin' and Test Track and checking out the Innoventions exhibits and the stores in all the World Showcase countries (especially Japan).

    In Magic Kingdom, my 10 y/o daughter loves the "Mountains of Magic Kingdom" - Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain and Splash Mountain, and everyone loves going on Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin and more!

    If you've never been before, check out the Magic Kingdom and Epcot pages and look at all the attractions there, so everyone can decide which ones they'd like to put on their 'must do' list.

    I hope this helps and if you have any other questions about specific rides or hotels, come on back and ask. I'm happy to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Suzannah, Florida

I'm Suzannah, a former cast member, former travel agent & lifelong Disney fan! Now a mom of 3, I'm ready to help you plan your Walt Disney World Vacation. As a Florida resident I'm always visiting the Parks & Resorts to see new things! Learn More About Suzannah

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