Really...that depends on a bazillion things. Care to give some more background?
As for which park to go to, the first question to ask is have you ever been to a Disney Castle Park before? If the answer is no, well that would be my choice, just because they are so iconic, it here you'll find the Splash, Space, and Big Thunder Mt., Pirates, Haunted Mansion, etc. However if you have already been there, then there are some interesting choices to make, personally I would go with Epcot because it is so completely unlike any park you have ever been to, but its not for everyone. There is no real thrill ride here, if you are looking for thrill rides then Disney Studios is your park, its home to the Rockin Roller Coaster and the Tower of Terror, not to mention an amazing night show, Fantasmic! and the new Toy Story Mania. Finally if you like animals, AK is your park.
2020 Trips: Canceled by Corona
Depends what you want to do, all parks offer amazing attractions, just pick one, do everything, and don't look back.
Otherwise (and I don't intend this to sound mean) we're going to base our suggestions on our preferences and that's not only a waste of your time it's a waste of ours too.
Epcot, on the other hand is like I said a completely different park. Its themed to a Worlds Fair, with two distinct lands, Future World and World Showcase. The former is at the front of the park and showcases science, dont take your mom on Mission: Space (simulator/centrifuge) it would probably be too much for her, but try to get her on Test Track, thats fun and really is just like riding a convertible down the highway. Also make sure she rides Soarin, a hang gliding simulator. World Showcase is a showcase of countries from around the world. Everyone who works there is from the country being presented, there are two rides in Mexico (boat dark ride) and Norway (an extremely tame log ride that I took my grandmother on who doest ride anything thrilling) and 4 shows (China and Canada have circlevision theatres, France has a normal video, and the US has an audio animatronic show.) The real attractions back here though are the street preformers, you cant go wrong seeing any of them. The other big thing about World Showcase is the food, its really good, if you are willing to spring for a sitdown meal, I strongly suggest picking your favorite ethnic food and getting a reservation. Also, do not miss Illuminations which is the most pyro heavy firework show at WDW, not to be missed, its shot off around the World Showcase Lagoon.
How to choose between the two? How big of a Disney fan are you and your mom? Did you grow up loving the movies, or did you not? If you two are big Disney fans, then go to the Magic Kingdom, otherwise I suggest Epcot.
2020 Trips: Canceled by Corona
There are no discounts at all for a one day ticket?
No. They don't have to. You can sometimes get cheap or "free" tickets for attending a timeshare presentation, but I wouldn't even suggest that to someone I didn't care for. Life is far far too short.
Yes, only one day. Not spending that much time in the state. I am taking my mom to one of the parks. She dosent like roller coasters or anything. She does like Universal though and those types of rides. I like anything, but I dont want to leave her out. There are no discounts at all for a one day ticket? Thanks for all the help!
What kind of rides at Universal?
From what it sounds like I'd go with Epcot, it has the big elaborate dark rides, thrill rides (Test Track), awesome e-tickets (Soarin'), and Illuminations. Don't forget all the countries in World Showcase.
If you haven't been to an MK style park, go there. So many rides, parades, shows, you can't go wrong.
From what you've said so far, I'd go MK > Epcot > AK > DHS. Since you only have one day, make sure to GET THERE EARLY, jump on the monorail, chill at a resort for lunch, go back to the park and stay till closing.
Trust me...speaking as a guy who's mom has been bravely battling cancer for many years and knows that time is precious and fleeting and parents dont last forever, structuring your day around her will not only score major points you'll also have some great memories to last long into those years when mom isn't around anymore.
I asked my parents to join me at Knoebels for PPP a few years ago and the memories of that weekend are ones I will cherish forever, especially the sight of them riding the Whip -- a ride my mom enjoyed as a girl at Cleveland's Euclid Beach. The sight of her throwing her head back and giggling hysterically, magically erasing 60 years (and cancer) to become that carefree little girl again, with my dad's arm around her, is etched in my memory and one I'll revisit to make me smile on a sad, dark day to come.
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