• On Apr 7, 2018
    Brandi from OK 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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    We're traveling to WDW in Oct w/ our son 7 & daughter 3 w/ a 5-day base park & MNSSH tix. We're planning 1 park per day, and revisiting one on day 5. I am thinking AK since we're doing MK and MNSSH on diff days. Which would you rec.?

    Hi, there!

     Brandi, I'm so excited to hear about your Fall visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. You're going to have the very best time! 

     I think it's super great that you're planning to visit all four theme parks, and super extra great that you have tickets for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - SO fun. As for what park to visit on your fifth day... that's a tough question! I have three little ones under the age of 8, and at this point in their lives, Magic Kingdom Park is their favorite, so we devote three days there; it takes us two days to experience everything, and we use the third day to revisit our favorite attractions. We also like to be sure it's the last theme park we visit at the end of our vacations - it just seems like the perfect place to wrap up a magical week! Your family is going to love Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, but with added experiences like Trick-or-Treating, the Boo-to-You Parade, Happy HalloWishes Fireworks, and exclusive character meet-and-greets, you may find there's little time to visit the attractions your kids enjoy there. Personally, I would recommend you use that fifth base ticket at Magic Kingdom Park. 

     That said, there is a LOT to see and do at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. My family could easily spend two days there! In fact, we could spend the better part of one day just exploring Pandora - the World of Avatar. I think your decision needs to be based on the experiences you think matter the most to your kids. The good news is - no matter what you decide, your fifth and final day is sure to be magical!

     I hope this was helpful. Thanks for stopping by, Brandi!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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