AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Jul 6, 2011
    Christy from CA 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 are making our 1st trip to WDW in Sept. (2 kids, 6 yr. girl, 9 yr. boy). We have 5 days to go to parks. Based on the attractions, kids have picked AK, Epcot, DStudios, and both H2O parks. Will we regret not seeing MK? Should we try 2 parks in 1 day?

    Hi Christy:

    There is no doubt that your family will have a blast with your current plan.  But as a Disney fanatic with so many memories of the Magic Kingdom dating back to when I was six years-old, I can't imagine not dropping by the Magic Kingdom during a five-day trip.  The Park is large and diverse in rides and attractions, parades, shows, characters, and atmosphere, especially for six and nine year-olds. 

    I normally advise against too much Park hopping for families with younger children as it's easy to lose steam during a Park "transfer," but if your family can muster the energy, I recommend stopping by the Magic Kingdom.  Perhaps splitting the day between Animal Kingdom or one of the Water Parks. 

    Again, there is no doubt that your trip will be amazing without stopping by the Magic Kingdom.  But as a purist, I strongly recommend seeing if you can find the time to stop by.

    Enjoy your vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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