Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Aug 20, 2012
    Patty 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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    Hi Moms! I am planning to take my daughter to WDW for her 16th Birthday in December. We have Park Hopper passes for all 4 parks but only 3 days. For her Birthday we'll be in the MK (12/22/12) but what 2 parks should we do in one day?

    Welcome to the Mom's Panel, Patty!  I can think of no better place to celebrate your daughter's "Sweet 16" than the "Happiest Place on Earth!"  I think Magic Kingdom is a great choice for your daughter's actual birthday!  You may consider booking an Advanced Dining Reservation at Cinderella's Royal Table or the new Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom for a special birthday meal!  Be sure to pick up a birthday celebration button at Guest Relations when entering the park for your daughter to wear. She will love all the birthday wishes she will receive throughout the day from cast members and other guests. I would recommend visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom park and Epcot in the same day. We are able to experience our favorite attractions at Disney's Animal Kingdom park in approximately five or six hours. I would plan to visit Disney's Animal Kingdom park in the morning and then "park hopping" to Epcot in the early afternoon since Epcot typically stays open later in the evening. Be sure to visit Soarin first thing when you arrive at Epcot as this is a very popular attraction and a "must see."  I hope this information helps!  Please feel free to write me back with any additional questions as your planning process continues. Sending pixie dusted wishes to your daughter for a Magical "Sweet 16", Patty!
    Happy Celebrating,
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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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