Mom And Son Safari
  • On Dec 28, 2015
    Janelle from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm planning a short weekend trip for me and my 15 year old daughter. It will be our fist time to Epcot & HS. Just wondering what are the must see attractions and highlights for these parks? Are individual day tickets the best economical option?

    Greetings Janelle!
    A mom and daughter trip sounds like a blast. The most economical approach would be to buy a 2-day ticket via the Walt Disney World website ticket page. Since you are focused on two parks that have incredible nighttime shows I think you are better off avoiding a park hopper this time.

    If you are staying on-site, I would suggest checking to see if Extra Magic Hours are offered at either of these parks during your stay. You will be able to make your FastPass+ selections 60 days before your arrival.  If you are not staying in a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel I recommend avoiding parks with Extra Magic Hours if at all possible.  Off-site Guests can make their FastPass+ selections 30 days in advance. 

    While this list is not inclusive, it includes my personal favorite attractions at each park:

    Epcot: Spaceship Earth, Soarin', Test Track, Living with the Land, The Seas with Nemo and Friends, Turtle Talk with Crush, A leisurely stroll through the pavilions of the World Showcase, and finally IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. 

    Disney's Hollywood Studios: Rock 'n Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Toy Story Midway Mania!, The Great Movie Ride, Star Tours- The Adventure Continues, Star Wars Launch Bay, Walt Disney: One Man's Dream, and ending the day with Fantasmic!

    Lastly, check into a subscription at my all-time favorite planning site: That site can help you plan a great itinerary that will significantly reduce your wait in line. I hope this helps with your planning. If you have more questions, come on back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel- we love to help.

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother.  One of my favorite things to do is to travel with multi-generational groups. I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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