• On Apr 1, 2017
    Heather Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I'm a single mom from Chicago and I'm planning a WDW trip for my 6 year old twins. How many days does it typically take to get through the Magic Kingdom and Epcot with small children? I'm trying to estimate our stay. Thanks!

    Hi Heather,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting to be in the midst of planning a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort for your twins!

    As a mom of twins, I smiled at your question! I remember our first trip with our girls when they were 5-years old. If you are only doing Magic Kingdom and Epcot, you should be able to see enough with two days at each park. Our girls loved Epcot the most on that first visit. We honestly stayed in the Innoventions area for the bulk of our time and missed most of the rest of the park. We had to go back to at least get all of the way around the park!

    By now, I am hoping you have considered making Dining Reservations for Character Meals. Chef Mickey's and The Crystal Palace are two of our favorites! We typically do dinner at Chef Mickey's and breakfast at the Crystal Palace. 

    I also suggest that you make an early morning dining reservation before the park opens. If Magic Kingdom opens at 9:00 a.m., they will let all guests in at 8:00 a.m. to browse the shops on Main Street before the Let the Magic Begin Show in front of the castle. If you make a dining reservation for 8:00 a.m. or earlier, you will be able to enter the park before other guests. When you do, you can take some magical photos in the park before the crowds arrive!

    Happy Planning!




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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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