Theme Park Recommendations For Particular Guests Who Have Limited Time

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Many people ask our Facebook group members for theme park recommendations, because they are going to Walt Disney World with young children, teenagers, friends and/or significant others for 1 – 3 days. Because there are 4 theme parks, they want to know which parks they should go to based on the people they are going with. Multiple polls were conducted in All Access Disney Group on Facebook. Here are the results.

Choose 2 Parks For Children Under 12 For 2 Days

As expected, the overwhelming response was to recommend the Magic Kingdom, which took 54% of the votes and Animal Kingdom took 25% of the votes. Epcot only took 3% of the votes.

  1. Magic Kingdom
  2. Animal Kingdom
  3. Hollywood Studios
  4. Epcot

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Choose 2 Parks–No Children For 2 Days

Magic Kingdom takes the top spot, again, even though there are no children in the vacation party. It took 38% of the votes. Epcot was not too far behind taking 30% of the votes.

  1. Magic Kingdom
  2. Epcot
  3. Hollywood Studios
  4. Animal Kingdom

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Choose 1 Park For Children Under 12 For 3 Days–Going to Magic Kingdom For 2 Days

In an effort to be fair for those who favor the Magic Kingdom every time they go to Walt Disney World and prefer to go to the Magic Kingdom for 2 days, I changed up this poll by adding a 3rd day and only gave the other 3 parks to choose from. Animal Kingdom took 49% of the votes. Epcot only received 7% of the votes.

  1. Animal Kingdom
  2. Hollywood Studios
  3. Epcot

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Choose 3 Parks For Children Under 12 and Teenagers (13-17) For 3 Days

This particular poll was for vacation parties who have children under 12 and teenagers. Teenagers usually want to go the other direction while the young ones want to go on the attractions that are “less interesting/slower” in the teenagers’ eyes. When I was 7, all I wanted to do was swim in the pool at Walt Disney World! Numbers 2 and 3 were relatively close to each other. Magic Kingdom took 41% of the votes. Epcot took 8% of the votes.

  1. Magic Kingdom
  2. Hollywood Studios
  3. Animal Kingdom
  4. Epcot

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Choose 3 Parks For Teenagers (13-17) For 3 Days

While Magic Kingdom may be surprising to some of you, the difference between 1 and 2 was minimal. Number 1 took 36% of the votes and number 2 took 33% of the votes. Not surprising that number 4 took 11% of the votes.

  1. Magic Kingdom
  2. Hollywood Studios
  3. Animal Kingdom
  4. Epcot

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Choose 2 For You And A Friend For 2 Days

I added an option to this poll figuring friends would be more inclined to visit a location with a nightlife. It surprised me to see the 5th option come in last and only received 4% of the votes. Number 1 took 37% of the votes. Numbers 2 and 3 were relatively close.

  1. Magic Kingdom
  2. Epcot
  3. Hollywood Studios
  4. Animal Kingdom
  5. Disney Springs

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Choose 5 For You And Your Significant Other For 3 Nights (5 Days)

This particular poll has many additions, because it focuses on a couple celebrating an anniversary, a special weekend getaway, special occasion, etc. As you can see, a deluxe resort stay to enjoy the amenities and resort hop was the most popular, took 25% of the votes and it wasn’t even close to number 2. The other 9 were relatively close without one sticking out from the rest. The tours coming in last was surprising to me.

  1. Deluxe Resort Amenities (With or Without Spa) and Resort Hopping
  2. Magic Kingdom
  3. Epcot
  4. Hollywood Studios
  5. Value/Moderate Resort Amenities
  6. Disney Springs
  7. Wine & Dine at special restaurants (Victoria & Albert’s, California Grill, Jiko, etc.)
  8. Animal Kingdom
  9. Fishing, Horseback Riding, Miniature Golf, etc.
  10. Tours

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Choose 1 Park For Teenagers Who Prefer To Stay Home

Not all children want to go to Walt Disney World. There are some families who have teenagers who would rather stay home, be with their friends, play on their game systems and/or are glued to their phones. Some kids simply need a little push to enjoy some quality time with the rest of the family. It’s normal. So, this poll is geared towards enticing a teenager to go to Walt Disney World for one day.

The consensus was that talking about the details and showing the park on the computer would be the perfect push to get them excited and looking forward to the day. So, it’s not surprising to see the number 1 choice. Hollywood Studios has thrill rides and Star Wars. End of Story. Number 1 dominated this poll by taking 77% of the votes.

  1. Hollywood Studios
  2. Magic Kingdom
  3. Epcot
  4. Animal Kingdom
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