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  • On Mar 23, 2024
    Asli nur from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello there! I am planning a trip to Disney World with two kids, ages 6 and 8. Unfortunately we will only be able to stay 2 days. Which 2 parks should we pick - magic kingdom and studios perhaps?- and which hotel recommended?

    Welcome to planDisney, Asil Nur! I am so glad you stopped by planDisney with this question. There is so much adventure you can have with two days at Walt Disney World Resort with your family!

    With your children being 6 and 8 years old, my top choice for theme parks would be Magic Kindom Park. For a second day, I would be torn between Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios, depending on their interests.

    Magic Kingdom is the classic Walt Disney World experience, starting with a walk down Main Street, U.S.A. and a view of Cinderella Castle. The classic rides like Haunted Mansion, "it's a small world," Jungle Cruise and Pirates of the Caribbean make this park extra special for kids of all ages. It's also home to great thrill rides with Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Rail Road, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and TRON Lifecycle / Run. With the Festival of Fantasy parade, Happily Ever After fireworks, and character greetings, it is a magical place.

    If your children are animal lovers, Animal Kingdom is the place to go! Kilimanjaro Safari will take you on an adventure with some of the most gorgeous creatures. I love the Festival of the Lion King and seeing the most magnificent dancers and gymnasts bring this story to life before my eyes. And for thrills, Expedition Everest and Avatar Flight of Passage will have your heart racing!

    My kids race me to Disney's Hollywood Studios. We are all Star Wars fans and love flying the Millineum Falcon and joining the rebellion in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Slinky Dog Dash is their favorite roller coaster, especially after dark. And my husband would ride Twilight Zone Tower of Terror multiple times a day. 

    For resorts, my "favorites list" for kids includes options at each budget level.

    Disney's Art of Animation Resort is my favorite value resort at Walt Disney World. The theming draws you in with The Lion King, Finding Nemo, and Cars on display. The Big Blue Pool is amazing! Duck your head in the water and you will be surprised with your favorite Disney tunes playing: a whole new world! 

    Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter is a great moderate resort. It is smaller than some other resorts, and I find it very easy to navigate. I love the beignets at Scat Cat's Club Cafe. The pool and the resort overall have a cool jazz vibe. You can also take the water taxi to Disney Springs if you have time to explore dining and shopping beyond the theme parks.

    For an experience you can only get at Walt Disney World (on this side of the Atlantic Ocean), I love Disney's Animal Kingdom Resort. It's where I choose to stay with friends who have not been before. Nothing can compare to seeing a giraffe walking by your resort. The theming transports you into the magic.

    You cannot make a bad choice, but I am glad you came by and gave me a chance to share my family's favorites. I hope you have a wonderful time at the Most Magical Place on Earth. Please come back to planDisney with any other questions.

    Adventure is out there!

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Meet the Panelist: Jana, Georgia

Hi, everyone! I’m Jana, a Disney-loving wife and mom from Atlanta. My boys (my husband and sons) are the greatest joys in my life. We have so many magical memories from our vacations at Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line. I welcome the chance to share my knowledge and advice in helping you plan your visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth. Learn More About Jana

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