Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Feb 10, 2011
    Barbara 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.

    We want to start our trip off with a bang (first time, 5 and 8 yr old), but i am not sure if we should do MK on the first day of arrival since it will be a shorter day. We were thinking of AK that day. Will that be a dissappointment?

    Hi Barbara!

        I think that your plan sounds absolutely perfect!  While we traditionally like to kick off our visit at the Magic Kingdom, you will need a FULL day to enjoy it.  Animal Kingdom never takes us as long to explore and I think that it will be the ideal park for your shorter day.  Never in a million years will your kiddos be disappointed in this park - it is jam packed with magic and excitement!

        As the Animal Kingdom park typically closes a little earlier than the other parks, I can think of no better way to spend your first night, than at Downtown Disney.  There is no charge to enter and TONS of great restaurants and shops can be found here.  Since it seems animals will be the theme or the day, I think that both of your kids will absolutely adore either The Rainforest Cafe of the T-Rex cafe.  Both feature audio animatronic animals, a festive atmosphere and great food!

        When it is time to call it a day, be sure to get plenty of sleep.....your entire vacation awaits!

    Much pixie dust,

    Jackie S.
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, Louisiana

Yes, I'm the one behind you in the grocery store checkout line. You know, the one that lets you know why you simply HAVE to stay on property and laughs when you say that you are going to visit Disney World AND Epcot... Yes, that crazy lady is me! Learn More About Jackie

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