• On Dec 28, 2019
    Dena from NM Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If you can only visit 3 parks with an 8-year old grandson, and two of them are of course the Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, which would you recommend: Epcot or Animal Kingdom?


    Thanks for your question!

    I totally agree that with an 8-year old the Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios are Must Do! parks! So that leaves you choosing between Epcot and the Animal Kingdom. 

    Personally, I do love Epcot. It has such great food, some fantastic attractions for any age, and the World Showcase is such a great experience. But in my mind the easy choice is to go to the Animal Kingdom


    The animal interaction is phenomenal! Starting with a ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris, kids become enraptured with the up close, real world views they get of the exotic array of animals. I also love the walking trails, and the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trails is one that my daughters always insist on visiting. 

    There are lots of fun things to do as well, including the Festival of the Lion King and It's Tough to be a Bug! shows. 

    I hope that this helps break the tie?

    Have a Magical Vacation!
thumbnail image for Doug

Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the planDisney 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

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.