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  • On Feb 11, 2012
    Yasmin from PR 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 will be visiting Disney on April and we are planning to visit Epcot Center on the morning and Hollywood Studios on the afternoon, the same day. Do you think is possible to visit both parks the same day? I am not sure is this is a good idea...Thanks!

    Hi Yasmin,

    One of the tricky parts of visiting Epcot for half a day is that not all of it opens right away.  When you arrive at Epcot, only Future World is open.  You'll be able to enjoy it (fyi - go to Soarin right away!) then walk over to the World Showcase, which typically opens at 11:00 am.  If you are okay just wandering through the countries and not spending a lot of time exploring them, I think you will be fine.

     I'd encourage you to start at the Mexico Pavilion and work your way around the countries. When you get to the France Pavilion, you'll need to decide if you want to still visit Canada and the United Kingdom.  If you don't, there is an exit called the International Gateway right after France where you can catch a boat over to Disney's Hollywood Studios. If you do, you can walk through them (both have lovely gardens worth seeing) then double back to the exit. I'd estimate this would be mid-afternoon, so you'd have half the afternoon and evening to spend at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    If you do this, you probably won't be able to see all the attractions, but you'd be able to sample many and still experience the parks. I would make sure you pick a day when Disney's Hollywood Studios is open late to make the most of your day.

    Please let us know if we can help again; thank you for your question. 
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I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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