Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jul 11, 2013
    Jessica Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Sorry for so many questions! which of the parks is best to tour on a limited amount of time? we only have 3 and a half days and 4day base tickets. Cannot decide if we should do AK or HS on the half day. Kids 5 and 2. Thanks!

    Hi Jessica,

    Please do not apologize for asking many questions!  We on the Disney Parks Moms Panel love to help you to plan magical vacations.

    I recommend that you go to Disney's Animal Kingdom on your half-day.  Disney's Animal Kingdom typically has shorter hours that Disney's Hollywood Studios anyway, so you can stay at Disney's Hollywood Studios longer if you go there for your full day.  

    On a half-day at Disney's Animal Kingdom with children ages 5 and 2 years old, I suggest that you make it a priority to ride Kilimanjaro Safaris and see at least one show: either Festival of the Lion King or Finding Nemo - The Musical.  Then, if you have time, your family might enjoy a ride on TriceraTop Spin, or heading out to Rafiki's Planet Watch for some up-close time with animals.  I think that you can enjoy a lot of Disney's Animal Kingdom in half of a day.

    I recommend a full day at Disney's Hollywood Studios with children ages 5 and 2.  There is a lot for little ones at this theme park!  They can enjoy Toy Story Midway Mania, Disney Junior - Live on Stage!, Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage, and Muppet Vision 3D, among many other attractions.  Your children might like to play on the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure.  Also, children that age may really enjoy the breakfast or lunch character meal Disney Junior Play 'n Dine at Hollywood & Vine, where they can meet some of their favorite characters from Disney Junior.

    I hope that this information helps you to make your decision, Jessica!  Have a great time planning your trip, and please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I'm a Director at the University of Maryland, wife, and mother. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your trip!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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