Mom And Son On Run
  • On Feb 20, 2012
    Barbara from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, 1st time guests, staying 4 nts & traveling with a 5 yo. Made reservations at Cinderellas Royal Table already. My question is what park should we visit our 1st day, partial day plus evening? We will be going to MK for 2 full-days.


    So I always recommend to first time visitors that if their plans allow it to make the Magic Kingdom the first park they visit. But it sounds as if you are looking for a different park to experience, since you already have two full days planned at the Magic Kingdom. Good idea!

    Here are the reasons to pick any one of the other three parks;

    Epcot: If you want to have a really great meal with an ethnic flair, as well as a spectacular fireworks show to start off the trip, this would be the place. It would be less about rides, and more about the World Showcase and IllumiNations.
    Hollywood Studios: If you really want to get onto some fun rides and get into some great shows, this could be your choice.
    Animal Kingdom: If your 5-year old is an animal enthusiast who always wants to go to the zoo, this could be your best choice. However this park typically closes early in the evening, so you may not get as much time here.

    Of the three, without knowing more about you other than that you are there with a 5-year old, I would say that the Hollywood Studios is your best bet. It has more attractions and shows that will appeal to your whole family.

    Please feel free to write me back with more questions and I can help fill in more blanks, including dining recommendations!

    Have a magical vacation!
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I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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