Animal Kingdom is such an interesting park. It’s not quite in the state of flux that Hollywood Studios is experiencing, but it is on the precipice of new attractions, lands, and shows, making it a much different park than it has been in the past. Unaffectionately dubbed the “Half Day Park,” Animal Kingdom has tons of imagineered elements that make it a true full day park, but are often overlooked or mistakenly pushed aside as glorified zoo exhibits.
Creating an itinerary for Hollywood Studios right now is a bit challenging. The park is currently undergoing some major construction with the upcoming additions of Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land. It’s also gone through several closures in the past year, and as a result, the park is experiencing some growing pains. Even though I expect it to be pretty awesome in a few years, it’s sort of a weird time to visit Hollywood Studios right now.
Epcot is such an amazing theme park, but when I think about trying to tackle the entire place in one day, it’s pretty overwhelming. Despite its massive size, doing the park in one day can be done with the right mentality. Epcot’s two very distinct “lands,” Future World and The World Showcase are both large in physical size as well as the number of attractions they hold, and in order to have a successful day at the park, you must approach it knowing that you won’t be able to do everything. With that said, proper planning and using the park’s layout to your advantage can help you see as much as possible in your Epcot day without wanting to rip your hair out!