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  • On Nov 7, 2012
    Allison from TX 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.

    I am planning our first trip to WDW. It's going to be 4 adults plus 4 kids ages 2,4,6,8. We are staying Saturday, March 9- Friday, March 15. Which parks are better to visit on which days? I heard that our kids are too young for Epcot. True? So excited!

    Hi Allison!

    Thank you for sending in your question to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel.

    I suggest visiting the independent website TouringPlans.com.  That's the website for the research team behind the tour book "The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World". They are famous in the Disney fan community for producing a crowd calendar that predicts the crowd levels in the various parks throughout the year.  They make recommendations on which parks to visit on which days and which to avoid.  I believe that is exactly what you are looking for.  Their recommendations are based on a lot of math and years of data collection.  I am a huge fan of their work.

    With regards to Epcot, Epcot is really two parks in one:  Future World and World Showcase.  My children have always enjoyed Future World.  Must do attractions for them include:
    • Soarin'
    • Test Track
    • The Seas with Nemo and Friends
    • Turtle Talk with Crush

    However, Test Track and Soarin' aren't appropriate for your 2 year old and 4 year old in my opinion.  If you decide to visit Epcot, you should visit it first before your children experience any of the other parks.  That way they won't be disappointed which might happen if going from the Magic Kingdom to Epcot.

    I hope this helps!  Please write back with more questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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