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    Default Fluff - Epcot vs. Hollywood Studios vs. Animal Kingdom

    If you could go to one park in addition to Magic Kingdom, which would it be? (Children ages 3,5,7) If you did not want to go to Magic Kingdom and were only going to one park, which would it be? What other must see attractions would you go to in Orlando?

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    Epcot is nice and educational as well. Went in December with my daughter's second grade class. Haven't been to Animal Kingdom in about 6 years so can't comment on that one too much. Alana was 2 at the time and couldn't do much so we headed to the Magic Kingdom.

    There's so much to do in Orlando it is ridiculous. Downtown Disney has lots of fun restaurants and the kids would probably like Rainforest Cafe or T-Rex Cafe. DisneyQuest is there too but the 3 y.o. may be too little to enjoy it. We just went to Wonderworks and had a great time there. Fun Spot is dirty so I wouldn't waste my time in that place again. Oh, and if you're looking for a reasonable character dinner, Cinderella at the Grand Floridian was very reasonable. Just be sure to make reservations way in advance.

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    Epcot totally
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    Thanks for the advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    If you could go to one park in addition to Magic Kingdom, which would it be? (Children ages 3,5,7) If you did not want to go to Magic Kingdom and were only going to one park, which would it be? What other must see attractions would you go to in Orlando?
    When we went in Oct. 2011 we went to Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. I'm really happy with the choice. The kids had a great time there and many of the things we still talk about from the trip revolve around the animals we saw at Animal Kingdom so it was definitely memorable.

    I had also been to all the other parks many times before and had never been to Animal Kingdom myself, same with my parents, so that played into the choice (this was my kids first trip to Disney).

    DH and i spent another day and took the older three to Harry Potter at Universal, but I wouldn't bother going there outside of the fact that my oldest was very into Harry Potter at the time.

    We had fun in downtown disney too..got the kids faces painted there shopped around, had a good dinner out one night. Was fun.

    I forgot, my picture in my sig is from our trip that year! Boy, its out of date...i should update it

    ETA: Oh and we went to Medieval times one night too, my kids LOVED it, but that's not for everyone.
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    What restaurants in Downtown Disney do you think are the best?

    ETA - Thanks for all your help and advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    What restaurants in Downtown Disney do you think are the best?

    ETA - Thanks for all your help and advice.

    I can't tell you much about the restaurants. We went to House of Blues for dinner, it was my dad's birthday. We all enjoyed our meal there and we had awesome views out the back window. It was easy to slip outside with the kids while we were waiting for our food. Its not a disney themed restaurant or anything like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    What restaurants in Downtown Disney do you think are the best?

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    Rainforest Cafe or the T-Rex restaurant are both great for kids. Rainforest Cafe has animated jungle animals and the T-Rex has animated Dinosaurs, and even a little sandbox area where the kids can dig for bones. They are both a little pricey, but most everything around there is. Even if you don't eat there at least walk the kids through them, they both allow people to walk around and look even if you aren't eating. They are always pretty crowded so if you go there put in a reservation or plan on waiting for an hour. Planet Hollywood also lets you walk around and look without eating, but don't eat there because the food is really nasty. Make sure you go to the Lego store in Downtown Disney they have huge figures made from Legos that are really cool.
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    I think with kids that age I would do Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. Animal Kingdom has some really cute shows that kids that age would like. The Lion King and Finding Nemo shows are really awesome and exciting enough to keep their attention. They are both live shows. It also has a huge play area to dig for Dinosaur bones and stuff that gives kids a little free play time. Epcot is nice but it has more science type stuff that might be a little over their heads at that age.
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    And i have to ask...have they updated EPCOT at all? Like is it still futuristic for the 1980s and 90s? Or is it futuristic for 2010?

    I haven't been since the 90s and i've always wondered this.

    I did miss getting to go to the different countries. I loved the food you could get at Epcot because of this!

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