Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Apr 22, 2009
    Shellie 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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    I am taking my little girl (almost 5) and her friend to Disney in June. We have 2 day passes. What are the best two parks for that age and gender? or Would you just do 2 days at Magie Kingdom? We are also going to do a water park; which one is best?


    I agree with you that the Magic Kingdom is a solid choice for park #1, but your second park depends on whether the girls are animal lovers or fans of Hannah Montana and Pixar.

    Animal Kingdom offers much more than your usual zoo and would be a good choice if the girls enjoy the outdoors.  The Kilamanjaro Safari and its animal trail at the exit provide plenty of animals for young (and old) who delight in nature's creatures.  Shows like Nemo and Lion King are as good as a Broadway production and appeal to all ages.

    Disney Studios would be more appropriate if the girls spend more time watching t.v. than they do playing outside.  The park features the Muppets in 3-D, Toy Story Midway Mania (think midway game meets giant movie screen), and productions of Beauty and the Beast along with Little Mermaid. 

    I don't think you'll be disappointed with either park, as there are many attractions that they'll be able to enjoy even though they may not be tall enough for some of the headline attractions. 

    When it comes to the water parks, my kids (who range from 4 1/2 to 13) like Blizzard Beach best because of all the water slides.  Although they like the wave pool at Typhoon Lagoon, my youngest would rather spend time on the Family Raft or kiddie area--and both of these are better at BB.  Check out the Ski Patrol Training Camp, and its more manageable slides.  Perfect for elementary-age children!

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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