EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jul 23, 2010
    Chantel from IL 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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    Our kids are 3 and 4. Someone told us it would be a good idea to stay in the MK park and ONLY visit that area as it is the best park for pre-school age kids. Does that seem accurate? Are there several hotels in MK?

    Hi Chantel,

    In my opinion, to go only to the Magic Kingdom would be to miss out on so much that Disney has to offer. That being said, the Magic Kingdom does offer a lot for pre-school aged children. Fantasyland is definitely where you'll be spending most of your time while in that Park. There are 3 Deluxe Resorts located on the monorail, near the Magic Kingdom. These are the Grand Floridian, the Polynesian and the Contemporary. However, all Disney Resorts are a convenient bus ride away from the Parks.

    We've been taken our 5 children to Disney many times and the youngest (6 now) has gone when she was 3 months old, 3, 4 & 5. She has 3 favorite Parks: Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom and Epcot. She could spend days at the Animal Kingdom, as she loves the animal exhibits. There are special trails to walk and areas to explore. The Safari is wonderful and the Rafiki Planet Watch area is fantastic for pre-school aged kids.

    Epcot has the Seas with Nemo and Friends which is a mesmerizing ride that empties into a large, multi-level aquarium.  They also have the Imagination Pavilion, which she loves as well.

    All of the Parks have different attractions for each age group. I always recommend that people plan on 2 days in the Magic Kingdom, Epcot and the Animal Kingdom. In my opinion, Hollywood Studios can be enjoyed in 1 day.

    Hope this helps and please let me know if I can assist you further,

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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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