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Old 01-09-2013, 03:52 PM   #1
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MK first day?

With a preschooler and a toddler, would you definitely do MK the first full day? We won't be doing a park on arrival day so our first park day would be a Sunday when MK has PM EMH. We are staying offsite so can't do EMH. I usually do MK first (even on Sundays) as I think that 'is' DW but I'm wondering if this time it would be more advantageous to do DHS or even SeaWorld on that first day. I guess I'm having trouble deciding because there will be 7 of us going, really 4 little family units, and we are losing one park day for SeaWorld and both arrival and departure day, leaving us only 6 days for 5 parks.
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We're doing MK first day - I agree with you that it 'is Disney'.

My boys have never been so I want them to have their first Disney 'wow' moment seeing the castle!!
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We are doing AK our first full day. It's a half day park for us and we want something we won't be at all day since we will be still a little tired from the drive the day before.

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Old 01-09-2013, 04:18 PM   #4
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We are doing ak on our first day for two reasons. First I go ny plus our tradition is ak first, so that's what we are doing. As a matter of fact we are not doing my until our third day.
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We always do MK the 1st day. It's up to you obviously but it's our favorite.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:58 PM   #6
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I would do MK the first full day. My reason is because the kids will be "fresh" and excited. Kids get tired as the days pass. Our daughter's first trip to WDW was for DD 3rd birthday. She is the youngest of the four. By mid-day on the third day, ALL four kids were asking to go back home because they were tired. We did two full days the previous days. The 3rd day was doing to be our last day anyways, so we cut the day short and drove home (hour drive). It was also March so not really too hot yet.

This is also the reason I usually suggest a non park day, to relax and re energize on the third day.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:44 PM   #7
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In the past we did MK 1st and last days, this year we went to EPCOT first. I used easywdw and followed the suggested parks for our days and it was perfect plus all the kids wanted to do was ride Soarin !
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This will be our third trip, the 1st day of being in the parks we did MK. Last year b/c we went for Star Wars Weekend in Hollywood Studios we did that park first then the next day we did MK. This time around we'll be doing it that same way. I think Mondays are supposed to be crazy at MK so that's why we're doing it Tues.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:00 PM   #9
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We always do MK on our first day and on the last day. I agree with PP, to me, MK is Disney.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:29 PM   #10
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I wouldn't do MK on an EMH day, especially if you can't even take advantage of it. I would go to Sea World on Day 1, and go to MK the next day when it will be less crowded.

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Old 01-09-2013, 11:14 PM   #11
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We did AK first day and it was kind of disaster, an adjustment for everyone. Therefore we are not doing MK first day next time, give ourselves a day to adjust at another park as MK is our favorite.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:42 AM   #12
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I always used to do Magic Kingdom on our first day, however now that we have been so many times and we always stay on site I look to see what park is open to us the latest and choose that park. If I was staying offsite though then I would most likely do Magic Kingdom first especially with small ones as they have the most ride options for them and there is nothing like seeing Cinderella's Castle to know exactly where you are!
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