• On Sep 2, 2017
    Laura from IN 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.

    what park, beside Magic Kingdom, is best for ages 8,5 and 2?

    Hi Laura,

    When someone asks which theme park to visit on their Walt Disney World, I almost always recommend that if it will only be one theme park, it should be Magic Kingdom. Regardless of age, this theme park is where all the magic began in Florida and is what most guests associate with Walt Disney World.

    After that, for the other theme parks, I believe that there is something for everyone and that it truly depends on your unique traveling party which other theme park you will choose. If your children love animals, a day at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park is likely in order. There, you can experience Kilimanjaro Safaris to see exotic animals, and there are many other opportunities to see animals as well. If your children love either Disney Junior or Star Wars - or both! - try a day at Disney's Hollywood Studios, which offers entertainment, attractions, and character opportunities with both of these worlds. Finally, if your children are interested in cultures from around the world, as well as some gentle attractions for the whole family such as Spaceship Earth, a day at Epcot is in order. I will say that at all of those ages, my daughter would have likely chosen a day at Epcot - but this is just our family!

    I recommend that you take some time to view the Walt Disney World planning video online. This will give you an idea of what is available in each theme park, and hopefully one will stand out as the theme park that will be a good place for you and your family.

    Please do let us know if you have any further questions, Laura!
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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