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Epcot or/and Magic Kingdom? ...or also Hollywood Studios

Regensburg, Germany
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Epcot or/and Magic Kingdom? ...or also Hollywood Studios

Hey there! We, 4 people in the age of 28 - 35, wanna go to Orlando and were thinking about visiting Epcot and/or Magic Kingdom. Not sure about Hollywood Studios.

1) How much time do you really need to visit one of those parks?

2) Is it possible to visit 2 parks in one day or is it just to big to do that?

3) What would be more interesting to visit considering our age? (I know, taste is always different...)

I just wanna read about your experience. That's all. Since it's not that cheap, we are really thankful for further help.

Albuquerque, New...
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1. Re: Epcot or/and Magic Kingdom? ...or also Hollywood Studios

okay will jump in!

1) MK is the "true" original disney experience - with Main street and "lands" - PRO, you get the entire flavor/magic of Disney. CON - LOADS of screaming kids with "parents" in quotes on purpose as you run into a lot who just dont supervise and they will run into, over you, push past and be in general annoying. As an American its pretty embarrasing to have this represent "us". If you go think about seeing the environ and dont worry about rides. NO alcohol.

2) Studios is good if you want the "magic" with some "hollywood" aka "universal studios" type experience. And some NOT TO MISS rides including star tours, rockin roller coaster and tower of terror. NOTE they serve alcohol

3) Epcot is truly a unique park you will not find anywhere else (note have never been to Disney out of USA). Its really two parks, future world and world showcase.

To maximize I would to a day and evening and you may want to do hopper passes for this so you can do early AM, take a break, then go back for later. MK is opened latest in general.

Also I have to put in a word for Animal Kingdom. Its very cool. Different and a bit smaller but again if you have hoppers you can do a morning here, then evening somewhere else.

Also try some of the restaurants that are NOT the ones that have character dining. There are lots of reviews. We did coral seas (my 18yr old daughter and I) and she loved it.

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2. Re: Epcot or/and Magic Kingdom? ...or also Hollywood Studios

If you are only going to do one park, I would do the Magic Kingdom. It is classic and there is a lot to do. There are tame rides and shows, if that is your thing, and roller coasters, if that is your thing.

If you are going to do 2 parks then I think it is a matter of what you enjoy. If you are a ride person, go to Hollywood Studios. That's where the thrills are. EPCOT is more of a learning park, the rides are relatively tame, and World Showcase is mostly a walking, shopping, dining, and show section.

You could hop between EPCOT and Hollywood Studios if you planned out in advance what you wouldn't mind skipping, but EPCOT really takes a full day.

I fall into that age group, and personally if I had to choose 2 parks mine would be Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.

Valley Stream, NY
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3. Re: Epcot or/and Magic Kingdom? ...or also Hollywood Studios

Or would you be interesting in Unviersal and Islands of Adventure?

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4. Re: Epcot or/and Magic Kingdom? ...or also Hollywood Studios

1) at Least a Full Day

2) not if you want to see and do everything each Park offers

3) all 4 Disney World Parks

The more days you play, the less it costs per day


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5. Re: Epcot or/and Magic Kingdom? ...or also Hollywood Studios

I am surprised that there have not been more responses, but maybe it has been due to this getting overlooked by so many other posts. I think that since you are coming to WDW all the way from Germany, even if you are going to other places in the US, you owe it to yourself to follow partypa's advice (by the way, she is the dean of DIsney gurus) and go to each park and spend at least one day there (and you will see that you can easily spend more than a day at each park). As you note in your post, each person has different tastes, and no one knows for sure what each one of you will like or dislike so the best thing to do is visit all the parks. Given your age, you will hopefully be able to return in the future, and then you can skip things that you find that you don't like on your first visit.

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At least one full day at MK. Epcot is okay to me (age 31), but I've done it once and that's enough until they make any great additions. Of the other Disney parks, you'll enjoy HS most, but if you are there on a slower day, a hopper option between HS and AK is a solid day. It will generally leave you enough time to do anything your age group would wanna do. Another vote for looking into US/IoA also though, more thrills there than Disney.

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