EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jun 24, 2009
    Melissa 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 planning our first trip to DW Orlando in April/May 2010 for 7 days. We visit Disneyland and CA Adventure weekly. Our daughter will be six and our son will be 3, how should we divide our time between the parks?


    With seven days at Walt Disney World, you've got lots of time to explore!

    On longer visits, we like to give ourselves two days for both Magic Kingdom and Epcot.  Because your children are young and Epcot is expansive, you may choose to just visit it one day.  World Showcase doesn't hold youngster's attentions like I wish it would (it's my favorite park).

    Animal Kingdom can be done in one day along with Disney Studios.  My only exception to Disney Studios-done-in-a-day is if you want to see Fantasmic.  If this show is a must on your list, my advice is to visit DS attractions on a non-Fantasmic day because the crowds tend to be lower, and then re-visit the park just for Fantasmic on an evening, say when you've gone to Animal Kingdom.  Keep in mind, though, with younger children Fantasmic may be better on a day when you've rested at the resort.

    And speaking of resting at your resort, with this plan, you usually have a day to enjoy your resort and its pool.  Because the parks are the heaviest on Sundays, this tends to be the day I recommend. 

    I hope this helps put you in the ballpark for your trip.  When it comes closer, feel free to come visit us again if you've questions!

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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