I am only going to mk and epcot this year as i have decided to go to unversal, seaworld and bush gardens
If I had to goto only 3 parks, i'd pick epcot, magic kingdom, and hollywood studios.
Don't get me wrong, expedition everest, finding nemo: the musical, dinosaur, kali river rapids, and kilimanjaro safaris are in my top 25 disney attractions, but Beauty and the Beast, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, Lights! Motors! Action! Extreme Stunt Show, Muppet*Vision 3-D, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, Studio Backlot Tour, The Great Movie Ride, and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror tip the scale towards DHS by 0.001%
We are with you Shelly. However, don't forget there is the new Star Tours attraction now. We've not taken the boy to it yet, but plan to soon.
It would be MK. None of us like it at all. We will spend maybe 3-4 hrs in it but it does nothing for us and we cant wait to leave. Even after six trips to WDW we still dont care for it. DHS is the one we love love love and even though it is small, it has everything we love. We often spend two full days there. We didnt like AK on our first visit but love it now. We wouldnt mind leaving Blizzard Beach out too. In fact we dont ever bother with it now.
I would probably leave out DHS if pushed - I love AK overall, just the feel of it. DHS - now I adore RRC and TOT - they are two of my absolute fave rides ever, but the look of of the park is getting a bit bland overall. However, I will make sure I never have to choose as I like all of the Disney Parks!
If I only had time for three out of four, I'd get a park hopper and split time between DHS and AK of you wanted to get a flavour and do the "must sees".
Aninal kingdom for us in fact out of our last visits we only went on the 1st time and didnt bother again. I just dont see whats there but perhaps I need to read more about it for next time