EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On May 22, 2011
    Sarah 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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    We're making our 1st trip to WDW & would like to experience all the parks but I am concerned my 3 yr old will be too overwhelmed at HWS with all the shows/lights/sounds. Should we skip this park for when she is older? I want her to have fun!

    Hi, Sarah! Hollywood Studios can be awesome for a 3 year old. 

    It's very easy to avoid the stunt shows and stage performances if you'd like to steer clear of bright lights and sounds. (I choose to avoid the turkey legs. Eek.) If you are avoiding bright lights and sounds, you can whittle down Hollywood Studios to half a day and still have so much fun with your daughter at the park. If you go in the morning, you could fit in all these attractions in the following order:
    • Toy Story Mania
    • Voyage of the Little Mermaid (has some bright lights and sounds)
    • Disney Junior Live on Stage
    • Muppet Vision 3D
    If you can swing it, I'd highly recommend doing a rider swap and taking turns with your husband riding Tower of Terror. It's a must-do, especially on your first trip. 
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Meet the Panelist: Joel, Wisconsin

I’m the proud papa of two little pirates or princes (depending on the day!) I enjoy sharing information to help beginners with little ones - including naps, strollers, rider swaps, height restrictions, scary rides, touring plans, characters and dining. Learn More About Joel

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