Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Oct 4, 2008
    Shelli from TX 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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    My 4 yr old daughter & I will only have 2 days at WDW. We had planned on spending both days at Magic Kingdom. This is her 1st visit. Is spending 2 days at Magic Kingdom a good idea or will we regret not visiting another park? If soWhich one should we

    This choice is very personal. I have a neighbor who took her kids to WDW and planned to visit all four theme parks. But they ended up spending the entirety of their five day vacation at the Magic Kingdom because the kids loved it so much there. Other people would be horrified at that choice.

    The answer to you question also depends a bit on when you're traveling and your touring style. If you're visiting during a slow period, you may be able to accomplish all that a four-year-old wants to in a day at the Magic Kingdom. But if you're visiting during Christmas week, it will take more than that. Similarly, if you sleep late and take lots of breaks, you might need two days. Whereas, if you're up early and power-tour, you might be able to do it all in a day.

    I would plan on using the two days at the Magic Kingdom and then play-it-by-ear for the second day. If you think you've had enough of the MK, then I would move on to either the Animal Kingdom or Disney's Hollywood Studios depending on your daughter's interests. The AK has the Nemo show, the Lion King show and the Safari that are great for preschoolers. DHS has the Playhouse Disney show, the Little Mermaid show, the High School Musical show, and the Beauty and the Beast show. There's plenty to do at either location.

    Have a great trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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