While heading to Disney World and visiting all 4 parks is ideal, it’s not always possible. Today we are going to explore reasons to skip or not skip each of the 4 parks. This can help you decide which parks to visit during your time at Disney World parks, however long that may be!
To Skip or not to Skip:
Do not skip Magic Kingdom because it is the original Disney World park, opened on October 1, 1971. It also contains Cinderella’s Castle, one of the most recognized icons of Disney World. Magic Kingdom contains various family friendly attractions that are perfect for all ages making this park perfect for those with young children.
Skip Magic Kingdom if you frequent Disneyland Park and have to drop one park. Many attractions at Magic Kingdom can also be found at Disneyland Park in California, if you happen to frequent this park than experience the other Disney World parks for something different.
Do not skip Hollywood Studios if you have a Star Wars or Toy Story fan. With the recent additions of Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge this park has a whole new appeal for fans of Toy Story and Star Wars! Both lands are perfectly themed and immersive.
Skip Hollywood Studios if you love rides & attractions, since this park contains the least number of attractions and rides, by far, out of the 4 parks.
Do not skip Epcot if you love to explore and dine. This park has the most available eateries out of all 4 Disney World parks. Plus, the World Showcase is fun to explore each country and their culture, merchandise and foods!
Skip Epcot if you are planning to go on a weekend as the weekends tend to be crowded with locals, especially during a festival. Another reason to skip is this park is known to have the most walking required, it is nearly a mile to walk around the World Showcase alone.
Do not skip Animal Kingdom if you love animals. With Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Kilimanjaro Safari’s and more, this park is a Animal lovers dream. Kilimanjaro Safari’s instantly transports you onto an African safari with up close views of various animals.
Skip Animal Kingdom if you can only visit 3 out of the 4 parks because this was the last to be added. Animal Kingdom became the 4th Disney World park to open on April 22, 1998 (Earth Day).
Other Factors To Consider:
Consider current construction going on at each park and attractions that are closed for refurbishment during your visit. Based on this, your choice of which park/s to drop may be easier. Additionally, look at park hours for your timeframe and this could be a deciding factor as well.