Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Mar 27, 2012
    Theresa from NJ 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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    Plane lands 10:30am on 6/6, depart 1:30 6/11. 5 day MYW base. Suggestions on what parks to visit each day? No Epcot. ADR 6/7 at 8am in HS. 2 days each in AK & MK. Best night for fireworks (2yo staying up past 8:30 bedtime), best 1/2 day plan 6/6 - MK

    Hi Theresa! I know your two-year-old is going to love experiencing all the Magic of Disney! I would recommend visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom park on your arrival day. My family can easily experience Disney's Animal Kingdom park in one day, so this would be a great park to visit on your half day. As of today, Disney's Animal Kingdom is scheduled to close at 7:00 p.m. on June 6th, which would allow you all to get back to your resort after a morning of early traveling, unpack, and rest up for a full day on Thursday. On Thursday, I would spend the entire day at Disney's Hollywood Studios since you have already made an Advanced Dining Reservation at 8:00 a.m. I would visit Magic Kingdom on Friday, June 8th, Animal Kingdom on June 9th, and Magic Kingdom again on June 10th. I would recommend watching Wishes Nighttime Spectacular on the 10th so that your "little one" can sleep in the following day, when you will not be visiting a park. Another reason to wait and see Wishes Nighttime Spectacular on the 10th is that Disney's Animal Kingdom park offers Morning Extra Magic Hours on Saturday, the 9th. If you will be staying at a Disney Resort, you will be allowed to enter Disney's Animal Kingdom park one hour prior to regular park opening. Taking advantage of Extra Magic Hour allows guests the opportunity to experience popular attractions with a decreased wait time. I am afraid that if you stay at the Magic Kingdom on the 9th to watch Wishes that your little one will be pretty wiped out the next morning. I know you mentioned possibly spending your arrival day at Magic Kingdom park. If that is what you really would prefer doing, then I would head straight to Fantasyland. Personally, I would allow two full days in the Magic Kingdom as opposed to Animal Kingdom as there are more attractions for "little ones" to experience in the Magic Kingdom. I hope this helps! Please write back if I can answer any other questions for you! Best wishes for a Magical Trip!
    Happy Planning,
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Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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