Only Two Days in Disney – Here’s What to Do
Not everyone has a week or more to enjoy all the perks of a trip to Orlando’s Walt Disney World. Some vacationers can only afford to sneak in a few days due to work or school schedules or budget. Maybe you’re just passing through on the way to another destination and want to take a Disney break. Whatever the case, you absolutely can have a magical time even if you only have two days in Disney to see the sights.
Here’s what we recommend if you only have a couple of days to visit. Keep in mind that we are pretending that you are a family of four and your child or children are under 10 years old. We will write more two-day trip itineraries for those with older children and adults-only vacations soon!
Day One: Magical Adventures
Going to Disney World and not seeing Magic Kingdom and Cinderella Castle is like going to New York and not seeing the Statue of Liberty. You can’t do it. Don’t even try. Disney’s traditions and magic are all about the Kingdom, but don’t worry, because it’s for adults and children alike. You will all such attractions together as the popular Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, where you can get a sample of all the Toy Story fun, ride the classic slow-moving, but visually stunning “It’s a Small World,” The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and the fast spinning Mad Tea Party teacups ride. If you still have some time, make sure you catch the 15-minute Electrical Water Parade.
Your family day isn’t complete without a character meet-and-greet. Make reservations at Chef Mickey’s, located at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. This all-you-can-eat buffet-style meal includes fabulous food and amazing company with the Fab Five: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto and Goofy. It’s a great way to top off your first of two days in Disney.
Day Two: Experience Epcot
On Day Two, it’s time to travel the world through all of Epcot’s countries. Start off your day Soarin’! on one of the most popular rides at Disney and there’s good reason why. Soarin’ brings you through a virtual hand gliding experience over some of the most beautiful places in the world. The kids will love the Frozen Ever After ride and The Seas with Nemo & Friends, but in between you should sample foods from Germany, France, Italy and more.
Once you have a full belly, feel free to digest while you’re watching the Guardians of the Galaxy Live or the IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth fireworks show. If the kids aren’t tall enough to ride the Mission: Space ride, take turns but make sure you experience this thrill ride before calling it a wrap on your two-day trip. You’ll have a blast on this authentic NASA-style shuttle simulator. Journey to Mars with the more intense Orange Mission or if you can’t handle the intensity, check out the Green Mission.
The best travel tips would be to buy a Fast Pass because you want to be able to jam pack as much as possible into 48 hours. As soon as you know if you’re heading to Walt Disney World, make your character reservations as soon as possible. Both of these shortcuts will help you to maximize your two days in Disney!