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  • On Jan 22, 2015
    Courtney from GA 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 over Thanksgiving 2015, I have a 14 year old and a 9 year old. The 9 year old is the only one who has been before with her aunt. We only have one day in the park, what park would you recommend and should we get a hopper?

    Hi Courtney,

    What a wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving with your loved ones!  I can't think of anywhere I'd rather spend one of my favorite holidays.  I'll bet everyone is just so excited.

    So the answer to this question really depends on how early you plan to start your day in the park(s).  I would certainly recommend arriving as early as possible to insure you are ready and waiting as soon as the park opens.  If I had to choose just one park, it would definitely be Magic Kingdom, HANDS DOWN!  Since your children are older, you'll be able to see a lot in just one day and this is the park that really represents Disney magic to me, and is not to be missed.

    I think you would have enough time to spend most of your day at Magic Kingdom and then head over to either Epcot or Disney's Hollywood Studios later in the afternoon and into the evening.  It's absolutely possible to see two parks in one day and that's where a Park Hopper ticket really comes in handy!  Hop on over to the Walt Disney World Resort website to read about the offerings of each park to decide which ones you'll visit.  Be sure to rest well prior to your visit, because you'll need to be prepared for a FULL day of magic and excitement!

    Best Wishes,

    Amanda F.
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