AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Feb 25, 2012
    Cameron from SC 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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    Does it make more sense to plan a full day at Epcot or Animal Kingdom with kids (girl = 2, boy = 5)? My initial thought was Day1=MK, Day2=DHS, Day3=AK, Day4=MK, Day5=Epcot (1/2 day, then leave). I thought Epcot would be over their heads, but now not sure.

    Greetings Cameron from a fellow Palmetto state resident.  Glad you are bringing your children to Walt Disney World for a magical vacation.

    Your itinerary looks well planned. Magic Kingdom is definitely the park you want to visit first and twice. With small children consider arriving at the theme parks at opening and taking an afternoon break for a swim or nap before returning for dinner and fireworks.   

    Definitely plan a full day at Disney's Animal Kingdom. This expansive park has live exotic animals, excellent shows, and fun rides. Your kids will want to travel with Kilimanjaro Safaris, play in The Boneyard, visit Camp Minnie-Mickey, and watch Nemo-the Musical. Preschoolers also love The Festival of the Lion King, a visit to the animal petting area in Rafiki's Planet Watch and Dinoland with TriceraTop Spin.

    Epcot is a good choice to wind up your visit. If your son meets the 40 inch height requirement he will love Test Track, a contender for most fun attraction in all of Walt Disney World. Attractions such as Spaceship Earth and The Seas with Nemo and Friends should not be missed by young children. You will enjoy strolling around the World Showcase and trying one of the  wonderful restaurants. After lunch you can evaluate if you want to begin home or stay longer and enjoy the park. 
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