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  • On Feb 6, 2023
    Greg from IA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am planning on bringing 4 12 year old granddaughters to Disney for 2 days. Which two theme parks would you recommend we go to?

    Howdy, Greg.

    Thank you for stopping by planDisney today! I’m honored you chose me to answer your question and would be more than happy to help, but, I’ll be honest with you ... This is such a tough question! Each of the four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks has its own unique brand of magic that’s worth experiencing, so it’s hard to choose one over the others. However, when traveling with a group of tween girls, I think your best bets are Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom Park.

    Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the place to be for thrills at Walt Disney World. Whether it’s falling down a haunted elevator shaft at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror or going upside down at Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, there’s something to please everyone. Toy Story Land is always a huge hit with Mouseketeers of all ages. You can all compete to see who gets the highest score at Toy Story Mania! before taking a laughter-filled ride on Slinky Dog Dash and grabbing a snack from Woody's Lunch Box. And let’s not forget all of the adventures just waiting to be had over in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! Even if your granddaughters aren’t huge Star Wars fans, everyone will love fighting against the First Order in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, working together to fly the Millennium Falcon, and interacting with the characters patrolling Batuu. I recommend making a dining reservation at 50’s Prime Time Café. Not only is the food delicious, but the hilarious antics from the servers will have everyone in stitches! Finally, Fantasmic!, the nighttime spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, is a must-see for any Disney fan!

    No trip to Walt Disney World is complete without a visit to Magic Kingdom Park, Greg! I know people often assume this is only a park for little ones, and while many attractions here are indeed child-friendly, magic for all ages abounds at every turn. There are still some thrills to be had in Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, but there are many quintessential classic Disney attractions that cannot be missed, like Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean. Plus, Magic Kingdom Park provides the perfect opportunity for your granddaughters to relive their favorite Disney movies from childhood through attractions like Peter Pan’s Flight and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh or by meeting their favorite Disney character at one of the many Character Experiences throughout the park. Magic Kingdom Park has can’t-miss entertainment opportunities, like the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade and fireworks over Cinderella Castle in the evening. You’ll also find some of the best snacking options on property, in my opinion. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on all that Magic Kingdom Park has to offer!

    Greg, I am so excited for you to make magical memories with your granddaughters! I hope this answer proves useful. If there’s anything else I can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to stop by again and let me know.

    Stay magical,
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Meet the Panelist: Alyssa, Texas

Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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