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Old 12-07-2012, 02:12 PM   #1
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Opinions wanted... ONE DAY, WHICH PARK?

My wife and I will be headed to WDW Resort for a conference the week of Memorial Day. We will most likely have only ONE day to spend exploring a park or parks(either Sunday 26th OR Monday 27th).

We have never been to WDW... only DLR. We will be traveling with no kids. If you had to pick ONE park to spend the day based on this, which one would it be and why? Or would it be worth the extra cost and time to park hop for one day only?

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Old 12-07-2012, 02:14 PM   #2
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I would recommend Epcot. More than any other park, it really sets WDW apart from DLR. I think you'd really enjoy spending the day there
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The Magic Kingdom comes to mind first, but I'd lean toward doing Epcot for something totally new (though there is a little DLR repeat with Soarin and Capt. EO) and different for you. Explore the World Showcase at a leisurely pace.

If not Epcot, do the Magic Kingdom. Check out the New Fantasyland!

I would not get a hopper. I'd pick one park, and maximize my time there.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:22 PM   #4
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My wife and I will be headed to WDW Resort for a conference the week of Memorial Day. We will most likely have only ONE day to spend exploring a park or parks(either Sunday 26th OR Monday 27th).

We have never been to WDW... only DLR. We will be traveling with no kids. If you had to pick ONE park to spend the day based on this, which one would it be and why? Or would it be worth the extra cost and time to park hop for one day only?

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MK will probably be crazy-busy. Check out Epcot and see if that appeals to you. There is always Hollywood Studios, too.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:22 PM   #5
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Epcot.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:43 PM   #6
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I agree with PP's - Epcot would be my first choice
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:56 PM   #7
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Popped in to vote Epcot. I see I'm not alone.

You've got rides/ attractions in Future World, and great eating in the World Showcase (not to mention the live entertainment). Finish with IllumiNations and you've had a great day.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:05 PM   #8
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I would go to DHS as I like that park the best, but I agree with others who say Epcot is more unique to WDW and is probably the best park to visit if you only have one day. It has a nice mix of attractions with something for everyone.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:27 PM   #9
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If you are into food and drinks - definitely Epcot, as you can walk world showcase and eat/drink at every stop!

However, if you are big animal lovers, or thrill ride lovers, I'd say Animal Kingdom.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:48 PM   #10
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I will agree with the masses and say Epcot would win my vote.
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My wife and I will be headed to WDW Resort for a conference the week of Memorial Day. We will most likely have only ONE day to spend exploring a park or parks(either Sunday 26th OR Monday 27th).

We have never been to WDW... only DLR. We will be traveling with no kids. If you had to pick ONE park to spend the day based on this, which one would it be and why? Or would it be worth the extra cost and time to park hop for one day only?

Thanks!
~MK is my favorite park, AK is a very close second. The New Fantasyland & Storybook Circus area at MK is open. I'm kind of surprised by the responses so far, in this thread. I hope that's not a sign, lol. Anyway, I would book an ADR for a romantic dinner at the new Be Our Guest restaurant in Beast's Castle, watch MSEP & Wishes. Personally, I think I would park hop if I had an entire day. Have fun!
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:59 PM   #12
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Epcot hands down
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:02 PM   #13
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Epcot, totally! When we used to live in FL and had one-day WDW trip, we'd always go to Epcot. Where else can you start drinking in Mexico and still be buzzed when you get to Canada?
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:14 PM   #14
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EPCOT

its the perfect park. Rides, shopping, dinks, history, food, learning, and people watching. All in the same place.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:24 PM   #15
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You could be crazy like me and my hubs and go to ALL FOUR parks in one day!! HA!
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