• On Nov 6, 2013
    Daphanie from FL 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 visiting WDW the week before Thanksgiving with 4 girls with ages ranging between 1 and 10. What are the best parks to visit? Do you recommend I purchase park hopper tickets? I'm also having difficulty finding character dining experiences. Any tips?

    Hi Daphanie!

    All 4 parks each offer something unique and most of all lots of Disney magic!Magic Kingdom is a must do because let's face it, that is what most people remember when they think of Walt Disney World.Not to mention that it is home to one of the most photographed pieces of architecture in the world, Cinderella Castle.For younger children, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios is also a big hit with lots of activities for all ages. While Epcot is consider the "adult park", don't let that stop your from visiting.This park is home to attractions such as Turtle Talk With Crush and The Seas With Nemo and Friends.  You can also find many of your favorite Disney characters and princesses waiting to meet with your little ones.

    Disney's Park Hopper is a great option that allows you a lot of flexibility when visiting Walt Disney World.If you are a guest staying at a Walt Disney World resort, Extra Magic Hours can make park hopping a must do.Many times after a park that has closed early such as Animal Kingdom, which always closes earlier than the other parks, my family will hop over to another park to continue the fun.  Keep in mind that park hopping can take some time traveling from park to park.  Also, one thing that I have learned from my little ones is that it can be hard to get them to leave a park even if it is to go to another one.  

    I suggest waiting until you actually arrive to add the Park Hopper Option to your tickets,this can be done at any Guest Services or Ticket Window.This way you can actually decide once you arrive if this benefit will be useful for your family, before paying for an option you may not use.I would make this decision as early in your trip as possible as the price is not prorated.

    I hope this was helpful Daphanie and please let me know if you have anymore questions.

    Happy Planning!
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