Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 3, 2008
    Karen 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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    Hello! We are planning to visit Disney for the first time Memorial Day weekend and are very excited! We are staying 3 nights and want to fit all 4 parks in. We are planning to do MK one day by itself but don't know which two parks to combine in one day?

    The answer to this depends somewhat on the interests and ages of the members of your traveling party. I think the answer that most people would give to your question is to combine Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios into one day. But if, for example, your child is a budding zoologist, you might want more time at the AK and decide to combine DHS and Epcot. Similarly, if you have a movie buff in your group, maybe you'll want more time at DHS and can combine the AK with Epcot.

    Also, when thinking about Epcot, it really is almost two separate parks: Future World and the World Showcase. If you have very small children, the World Showcase might not hold as much interest for them and you could save that area for a trip a few years down the road.

    I suggest you familiarize yourself with the offerings at all the parks using the WDW website, other websites such as, the free WDW travel planning DVD, guide books etc. Once you have a sense of how much you want to do at each place, then you can better assess your park touring priorities.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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