• On Oct 25, 2017
    Amanda from AB 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.

    Visiting in Feb and I am so torn on which park to do between A.K and H.S. My kids will be 6 and 7.5 and they love all of the characters that are at H.S but someone had told me that H.S. was more "older kid" territory. Thoughts?

    Hi Amanda,

    Thank you so much for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. I am happy to help you think about whether a day at Disney's Hollywood Studios or at Disney's Animal Kingdom will be the best choice for your family!

    I should start by saying that I truly believe that there is tons to do for all ages at all of the Disney theme parks. Which is best for your family will depend on the unique interests of your family. You mention that your children love some of the characters at Disney's Hollywood Studios, so I would tend to steer you that way, since you already know there are characters that they will enjoy there! Whether it is the Pixar, Disney Junior, or Star Wars characters, if your children are excited for them, I would say go for it! When she was your children's age, my daughter also enjoyed many of the attractions at this theme park such as Toy Story Midway Mania! and Star Tours - the Adventures Continue. There are also great dining opportunities here, including themed restaurants such as 50's Prime Time Cafe and the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant.

    I think that the reason to head to Disney's Animal Kingdom is if your children are interested in animals. There are many opportunities to see animals, from lovely walking trails to a great ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris. Of course, Pandora - The Land of Avatar just opened here as well, and is beautiful.

    In the end, I think that you will find either theme park to offer a wonderful day! Please do let us know if you have any further questions, Amanda.
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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