• On Sep 27, 2015
    Rachel from MD 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.

    Hi. My son will be 4 1/2 when we go to Disney and we are only there for 4 days so trying to figure out what are the MUST DO parks besides Magic Kingdom. Thanks!

    Hi there Rachel!

    This is a great question!  Based on my own personal experience with my four children, I would also recommend that you visit Disney's Animal Kingdom Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios. I have found that my children do not fully appreciate all that Epcot has to offer until they are closer to age 7 or 8.  You may also want to consider spending two days at Magic Kingdom Park since there is so much for little ones to experience at the iconic park.  

    At Disney's Animal Kingdom Park, I highly recommend Kilimanjaro Safaris, Festival of the Lion King, Finding Nemo - The Musical, Flights of Wonder, taking the Wildlife Express Train to Rafiki’s Planet Watch, and The Boneyard, a fun play area. My list of "must do" attractions at Disney's Hollywood Studios includes: Toy Story Midway Mania!, Disney Junior - Live on Stage!, The Great Movie Ride, Star Tours - The Adventures Continue, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure, and Fantasmic! 

    I hope this information is helpful in making the best decision for your family. Please don't hesitate to stop by again with any additional questions that you may have. Best wishes for a magical trip, Rachel!

    Happy Planning,
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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