The theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort have begun their phased reopenings but things are not the same as they were before the pandemic closure. Due to Disney limiting capacity inside the theme parks, park hopping is no longer allowed. So, when you can only visit one theme park per day, which park should you visit? Here are some thoughts on which park is best depending on the group you are traveling with.
Best Park for Kids
Naturally, the Magic Kingdom is the number one theme park for kids and kids at heart! Everything at the Magic Kingdom will dazzle kids, and the height requirements are minimal enough that children, and even babies, can experience most attractions. Disney’s Animal Kingdom park is also great for kids, especially if you have an animal lover in your family. Animal Kingdom combines the joys of a theme park and a zoo all in one.
Best Park for Tweens and Teens
The perfect park for this age range has got to be Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This park has the perfect combination of children’s rides and more adventurous stuff which is great for tweens. And now that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is open, Hollywood Studios offers 2 competitive rides along with great thrill rides for teens! There are plenty of options to keep this age group entertained.
Best Park for Adults
Epcot is the perfect adult park and offers many adult things! This is the place where you can dine like royalty at the World Showcase, and you can toss down an adult beverage or two. In between eating or drinking around the World Showcase, you can explore the two vastly different sections of the park, the back that is culture-based and the front that is attraction-heavy.
Best Park for Solo Trips
I highly recommend taking a solo trip to Disney World if you get the chance! You can do whatever you want whenever you want and you don’t have to worry about making anyone else happy. Any Disney World theme park would provide substantial entertainment when you’re alone. However, I think the park that you’ll enjoy the most is Magic Kingdom. Ultimately, this park provides the largest number of potential activities.
Best Park for Large Groups
This one is difficult. Larger groups face unique challenges when vacationing. You have to jointly decide on the must-do events at the park. Then, you need space to navigate conveniently. The largest party I’ve traveled to Disney with was 20 and boy does that get overwhelming! Because of social distancing measures now, the size of the park will come into play when deciding which park to visit.
Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are my two choices for large groups. Hollywood Studios is the smallest park and Epcot might not have enough offerings for everyone in your group. Disney’s Animal Kingdom would probably win if you are basing your decision on size, but Magic Kingdom would win based on the volume of activities.
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