IF i can only do 3 of 4 parks at WDW what one to skip

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by dontbunrthepig41, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. dontbunrthepig41

    dontbunrthepig41 Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2018
    Messages:
    13
    what 3 would you do and why?
     
  2. Dug720

    Dug720 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    Messages:
    15,927
    Easy. It's my standard operating procedure - even if I'm there longer - to only do 3 parks.

    Magic Kingdom - it is the classic
    Epcot - I've always loved it
    Animal Kingdom - Animals. And now Pandora.

    There is not enough at Studios that interests me for me to justify even taking a partial day and wasting travel time between parks, so it's an easy skip for me.
     
    marcyleecorgan likes this.
  3. Avatar

    Advertisement


  4. Haley R

    Haley R With all the strength of a raging fire

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2017
    Messages:
    6,987
    I'm assuming you won't have park hoppers? If you only have base tickets I would choose AK, MK, and Epcot. If you have 3 day park hoppers I would do AK by itself, Epcot with HS in one day, and MK by itself.
     
    pitpat likes this.
  5. bladiator

    bladiator Disney on my mind

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2012
    Messages:
    779
    Man ... Impressive that Hollywood studios still doesn't get any votes yet after toy story land. I'm interested to see which Park gets the boot when star wars land comes to fruition.
     
    goofyintoronto likes this.
  6. Jadyreen1282

    Jadyreen1282 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2014
    Messages:
    5,587
    We wouldn't put ourselves in this position. We'd get Hoppers if that was the case and do MK after HS one late night.
     
    Doug M and SaintsManiac like this.
  7. Elsaalltheway

    Elsaalltheway DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2016
    Messages:
    1,496
    I second the park hoppers. I would do EMM for AK and then get fast passes for HS that night, then do one epcot and one MK.
     
    vwlfan likes this.
  8. Helene_C

    Helene_C Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2017
    Messages:
    135
    Skip Epcot no question for me and my kids. The only reason we went in on our last trip was to do a 4-Park Challenge day. Even before TSL was open, my 8 yo would much rather go to HS and AK than Epcot.
     
  9. ENJDisneyFan

    ENJDisneyFan DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2016
    Messages:
    2,083
    It depends on the ages and interests of your travel party IMO. We love each park for different reasons. If you have young kids I would probably choose to skip Epcot, although it’s my family’s favorite park (but my kids are older). AK is our least favorite overall, but we never skip it completely because our 2 favorite rides are there (FOP and EE).
     
    Doug M and Mome Rath like this.
  10. mi*vida*loca

    mi*vida*loca Collect memories, not things

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2008
    Messages:
    9,037
    We would skip Epcot.

    My kids are 18 and 12. Their favorites rides at WDW are TOT and RNRC. No way would we skip DHS especially now that TSL is open.

    AK is so unique and has great rides.

    not Including WS Epcot is a 4 hour park. Since my kids can take or leave Epcot we would definitely skip it.
     
  11. Minnie368

    Minnie368 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2014
    Messages:
    518
    We would skip Epcot. We do love Epcot for the food options in world showcase but besides that it is our least favorite park. HS is at the top for us tied with MK and followed by AK. My kids are 18&16 but we felt that way even when they were younger.
     
  12. 22Tink

    22Tink BC, Canada

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2015
    Messages:
    3,351
    Another vote for Epcot. It's easily our least favourite park. We love MK and AK and could never skip HS because RNRC is one of our absolute favourite WDW rides.
     
    MissKIA and DoryGirl1963 like this.
  13. Mome Rath

    Mome Rath 3 Decade Disney Traveller

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2014
    Messages:
    1,248
    Depends on your party. But, answering blind, I'd skip HS until GE opens.
     
  14. Dug720

    Dug720 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    Messages:
    15,927
    For me it will still be Studios to skip. I do not like Star Wars at all, and I'm not a huge Toy Story fan. Had they gone with a Pixar-themed land more like what they did at DCA, I might reconsider as I love many of the Pixar movies. Toy Story is just not one that I LOVE - it's fine, but not on my list of favorites. (That said, I am booked for Play Time on 9/8 to experience it with a small crowd...but if reviews come back negative about the 8-9am slot (like the 7-8am people are still allowed to ride things after 8) I'll likely just skip it.)

    And just as a note, even when my sister was 3 and I was 8 we loved Epcot. So everyone is different - I'd never write off Epcot just because kids might be younger.
     
  15. loves to dive

    loves to dive DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2011
    Messages:
    8,550
    Wouldn't happen as we always have park hoppers, I have an annual pass but if it did - HS, Epcot and AK. We tend to hop in and out of parks every day and have never, in over 30 years of going spent an entire day in just one park.
     
  16. gap2368

    gap2368 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2015
    Messages:
    6,413
    I would skip EPCOT my next trip is for 6 days and I will only be there for maybe half a day
     
    DoryGirl1963 likes this.
  17. KSR0330

    KSR0330 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2015
    Messages:
    924
    I agree that it depends on your party. Personally, I think the extra money for hoppers is totally worth it. If hoppers are definitely out, I would skip HS (but I know my DS would disagree with this!).
     
  18. Nancyg56

    Nancyg56 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Messages:
    27,119
    It depends on your family, but if I was in that position and I have been, right now I would skip DHS. I have skipped DAK when it was under construction, but honestly, I would try to add another day.
     
  19. StacyStrong

    StacyStrong DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 8, 2018
    Messages:
    911
    Honestly, I usually skip Epcot. In fact, I did on my last trip. I love Epcot, but I don't usually drink at Disney except maybe once or twice with dinner and I live in a big city with access to food from all over the world. There aren't many actual "rides" there.

    HS gets a lot of hate, but ToT is my #1 ride of all the parks. I also love RnR and I even love Muppets. TSM is another top attraction to me.

    It really depends on age groups and interests.
     
    TheNameless and DoryGirl1963 like this.
  20. slpeters

    slpeters DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2017
    Messages:
    569
    We would definitely skip Epcot--it's a distant fourth for us.
     
    TheNameless and DoryGirl1963 like this.
  21. WanderlustNZ

    WanderlustNZ DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2012
    Messages:
    3,091
    I’m in the same predicament and I don’t have hoppers.

    Under normal circumstances I would probably consider skipping HS or Epcot.

    However, because we are there just before Xmas and want to embrace all things festive, we’ve decided to skip AK. It was a very challenging decision to come to however.
     

Share This Page