Mom And Son Running through park; RunDisney; incredibles shirt
  • On Mar 31, 2014
    Julie from NC 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 a trip to disney world with our 4 year old son in November. I am trying to decide if we should spend one day at Epcot or one day at HS, or is there enough stuff to do at either one with a four year old to be worth it?

    Hi Julie!

    I love visiting Walt Disney World in the autumn.  The decorations are beautiful and the magic really seems to be in the air.  You have asked a great question (and a tough one!)  My almost 3-year-old loves both parks, so I thought I would share with you a few of his favorite activities and you can see what might relate more to your family.  

    At Epcot, he could spend all day at The Seas with Nemo and Friends.  Not only does he really enjoy the ride, but he also adores visiting with his favorite turtle friend at Turtle Talk with Crush.  He giggles so hard at the silly jokes, it melts my heart.  Beyond those amazing attractions, there is a whole under sea world of exploring and learning.  We watch the ocean life in the 5.7-million-gallon saltwater aquarium and take part in the "fins-on" activities teaching marine biology to little ones.  There are lots of other attractions at Epcot he really likes including: the Kidcot Fun Stops throughout the World Showcase, the activities in Innoventions, and arguably one of the greatest character meet-and-greets in all of the parks--Epcot  Character Spot.  

    At Disney's Hollywood Studios, we really enjoy meeting his Disney Junior pals with either breakfast or lunch at the Disney Junior Play 'n Dine Character Dining at Hollywood & Vine.  Other must-dos include: Toy Story Midway Mania!, Jedi Training Academy, and all of the great character meet-and-greets located throughout the park.

    I hope I have helped make your decision a bit easier.  Please let me know if there is anything else I can assist you with,  Have a wonderful vacation with your little one!

    Magical Wishes,


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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm Lauren, a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family and friends. From graduations to birthdays, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon we’ve loved celebrating at the most Magical Place on Earth. I now have pre-teens who check wait times in the My Disney Experience App just for fun, so I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help you plan a little extra Pixie Dust for your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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