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  • On Mar 10, 2024
    Stephanie from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have two days, with park hopper - staying on site. Any suggestions on a plan, family of 5 and we want to do it all (as much as we can).

    Hi Stephanie,

    Welcome to planDisney!

    First things first, any plan we outline needs to consider the ages of any children that might be with you. Prior to your visit, take a look at the height requirements for attractions in each park. What your children can or cannot experience at each park may help you determine which attractions to prioritize at each park.

    My suggestion on how you might split days would be Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom, EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Be sure to check the park hours for the dates of your visit. Since Disney's Animal Kingdom typically closes earlier than Magic Kingdom, I would suggest that you start the day at Animal Kingdom taking advantage of the Early Theme Park Entry hours for Disney Resorts Collection and other select resort hotel guests. Visit Pandora - The World of Avatar and do Avatar Flight of Passage. If you do not purchase Individual Lightning Lane access for this attraction, I suggest you get there early to get in line at park entrance so that you can be one of the first people in the park. Then, try to fit in Kilimanjaro Safaris, Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, and The Festival of the Lion King show.

    Grab some lunch before leaving the park and then head to Magic Kingdom to arrive by 2:30 p.m. so that you can catch the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade. I suggest you have an advanced dining reservation for dinner at Magic Kingdom because your crew may need a true break by 5:00 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. Liberty Tree Tavern or The Crystal Palace are nice options. Be sure to find your viewing spot for the Happily Ever After fireworks an hour before the show. 

    On the day that you do Disney's Hollywood Studios and EPCOT, I suggest you start at Hollywood Studios and end at EPCOT so that you can see the fireworks show, Luminous The Symphony of Us. Keep in mind that you can take the Disney Skyliner from Hollywood Studios to EPCOT. I suggest that you get to EPCOT by 3:00 p.m. You will want to do Soarin' Around the World, Test Track, Remy's Ratatouille Adventure, and Frozen Ever After. Be sure to walk through Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana. I also recommend having an advanced dining reservation for dinner here. We love to dine on the outdoor patio at Rose & Crown Dining Room or inside at Coral Reef Restaurant. Final Tip - use Disney Genie+ to make the most of your park days!

    Stephanie, you are off to a fabulous start! Keep up the practically perfect planning!!!

    Magic and memories,
    Donyell
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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