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  • On Mar 11, 2023
    David from MT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I’m bring my two grandkids to the park in April. Three days, what parks would be the best?

    Hi David,

    Thank you so much for stopping by planDisney with your question. I am happy to help you think about which of the Walt Disney World theme parks to visit with your grandchildren!

    Truly, I think that all of the Walt Disney theme parks can be a lot of fun with children. Which you choose to visit will depend on you and your grandchildren. Some thoughts that you might want to keep in mind as you plan the trip are their ages and interests. For example, what you do with little ones and preschoolers will likely be different than planning a trip with teenagers. Let me offer you some thoughts on each theme park.

    I generally recommend that all guests head to Magic Kingdom during their trip. Magic Kingdom is the park that many guests consider iconic to Walt Disney World. It has Cinderella Castle and Fantasyland, and is the original theme park at Walt Disney World. I think that most guests want to see and experience Magic Kingdom!

    This leaves you with three other theme parks to choose from. Disney's Animal Kingdom is a must-do if any of your grandchildren are animal lovers. There are many chances to see live animals, including giraffes and lions. I tend to think of Disney's Hollywood Studios as a more thrill-heavy theme park, with rides such as The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Of course, Disney's Hollywood Studios also includes Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, so if any of your grandchildren love Star Wars, this is a must-do! Finally, a trip to EPCOT is always lovely. Here, you can enjoy pavilions of countries around the World Showcase. There are also many attractions in EPCOT for everyone to enjoy. You mention that your trip is in April, so you would be visiting during the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. This festival adds to the beauty and excitement of EPCOT with gorgeous topiaries, food booths with delicious offerings, and even scavenger hunts and a butterfly garden!

    Overall, I think that you cannot go wrong choosing any of the theme parks. On balance, if I was choosing only based on ages, I might say with younger children to visit Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disney's Animal Kingdom. With older children and teenagers, you could head to Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Again, though, this might not be right for your group based on their interests.

    Finally, if you just cannot decide, you could add the Park Hopper Option to your theme park tickets. This would allow you to visit more than one theme park on each day, which would allow you to visit all four of the theme parks in three days.

    I hope that these thoughts are helpful for you, David! I would love to help you plan your magical trip further; however, I am limited in the amount of space that I have to answer. Please do feel free to write back if you have any additional questions!

    ~ Mona Leigh
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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