Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Apr 16, 2009
    Leah from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are taking our 3 and 1 yr old in Aug. for the 1st time for 6 nights. Would you suggest 1/2 days in Epcot and HW studios then 2 days each in MK and AK. Our 1 yr old doesn't nap in a stroller so we will have to go back to AS music for naps. Thanks

    Leah:


    I think you have the right plan of attack: head back to the hotel for naps!  Now, about the parks....

    I agree that you'll want two days for Magic Kingdom.  With the ages of your children, you'll find much to do including Fantasyland and Mickey's Toon Town, not to mention LOTS of Character greetings!

    Disney Studios has plenty for your youngsters for one day, but make sure to visit when it does not offer Magic Hours or Fantasmic.  The crowds swell on these days, making it unpleasant for those of us with strollers.....

    Although Animal Kingdom is larger than Magic Kingdom, I don't think you'll need two days to see it, even with a toddler in tow.  In fact, if you'll go on the day that offers Early Magic Hours (usually Sunday), you should be able to see everything you want before heading out after lunch when the crowds thicken.  Use the rest of the day to enjoy your resort's pool!

    Epcot can go either way.  Although I would consider making this a two-day park, even though your children may not be able to see the headline attractions, it depends on whether you want to enjoy the park, too.  The park has lots of ground to cover.  Opt to catch the artists in the World Showcase like the Chinese Acrobats, the Japanese candy lady, and let your 3-year-old visit the Kid Cot stops (allowing you to take in each pavilion!)

    If you're not sure about two days in Epcot, I'd recommend leaving your last day open, and then decide on where you'll go based on what you either didn't cover or want to re-visit.  Who knows?!  You may end up at Magic Kingdom for a third day!

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
    Whitney
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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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