Mom And Son On Run
  • On Nov 16, 2008
    Debi from AZ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How long do you think we should spend in disney world if you're going to all 4 parks and the 2 water parks? Also,Which parks should we go to first if we have 2 kids 10 and 13?

    My family has spent as few as seven days to as many as 14 days at WDW.  If you are planning to visit all of the major theme parks in addition to both water parks, I think that ten to twelve days would be ideal, if you can swing it.  That suggestion is taking into account the desire/need to include some down time when your family can just explore without worrying about any schedule.  In our experience one week is just not quite long enough while two weeks was plenty of time. 

    Since your children are teen/tween age I can honestly say that it probably won't make a huge difference which park you visit first.  I would base my itinerary more on convenience and park schedules.  If I had to choose, though, I suppose I'd opt for either Disney's Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom because those are the two parks my children (who are the same age as yours) most enjoy.  Have a great trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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