Tips For Visiting Disney’s Magic Kingdom

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Last Updated on January 27, 2021 by Tracy

Whether you are visiting the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World Florida for the first time for 100th time, here are some tips to help make your visit magical.
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Tips For Visiting Magic Kingdom

Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park is breathtakingly beautiful. It is home to the world-famous Cinderella’s Castle. The Magic Kingdom is Disney World’s original park, and it’s most famous. It is a great day for the whole family and the most ideal of any of Disney World’s parks for the little visitors.

Disney World Parks: The Magic Kingdom FastPass+ Rides

One of the most important factors in getting the most out of your day at any of Disney World’s parks is the smart use of your Fast Passes. Fast Pass is included with any park admission.

You got to the Fast Pass kiosk at any of the more popular rides, insert your “key to the world” (for Disney World resort guests) or your park ticket, and you will receive an appointment time to return to the ride. The appointment time will be a one hour window, and the wait will be much shorter than getting in the regular – or “stand-by” – line.

As soon as you enter The Magic Kingdom, have a plan for which ride you most want to experience. It will likely be a FastPass+ ride, so make your way there and get your Fast Pass tickets right away. Then, once you’ve ridden that ride, head to choice #2 and get a Fast Pass there, and so forth. In between Fast Pass rides, check out the rides and attractions that have shorter lines.

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The Fast Pass rides in The Magic Kingdom Park are:

Peter Pan’s Flight
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Enchanted Tales with Belle
Haunted Mansion
It’s a Small World
Jungle Cruise
Mad Tea Party
Mickey’s PhilharMagic
Monster’s, Inc. Laugh Floor
Peter Pan’s Flight
Pirates of the Caribbean
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Space Mountain
Splash Mountain
The Barnstormer
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Tomorrowland Speedway
Under the Sea~Journey of the Little Mermaid
Meet Ariel at Her Grotto
Meet Cinderella and Elena at Princess Fairytale Hall
Meet Rapunzel and Tiana at Princess Fairytale Hall
Meet Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
Meet Tinker Bell at Town Square Theater

Take your pick of those and get your FastPass+ early. Oh, and don’t be fooled by the name; “Peter Pan’s Magic Flight” might sound pedestrian by Disney World Park standards, but it’s a very popular ride. Without a FastPass+, wait times will get pretty big.

Disney World Parks: Magic Kingdom Places to Eat

As in every Disney World park, there are plenty of places to eat in The Magic Kingdom. For quick-service food, though, it’s tough to beat Casey’s Corner. Their mini corn dogs are great stuff, and the atmosphere is lots of fun.

Tony’s Town Square is a bit more expensive but has a great selection and some really tasty choices.

Check out Disney World’s site for all The Magic Kingdom Park dining options.

Disney World Parks: Magic Kingdom Things Not to Miss

Along with the big, obvious things to see and do at The Magic Kingdom, make sure not to miss some of the lesser-known – but equally cool – attractions.

If you have little ones, definitely look into the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique for the little princes and princesses.

The “Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor” is a great time. It is a “comedy club,” with your host, Mike Wazowski. It is a collection of pratfalls, jokes, and some really fun audience interaction. Don’t miss it.

“Stitch’s Great Escape” is another fun show. From the moment you enter the queue (waiting area), the show begins. The show has a wonderful setup, and once inside the main attraction, the effects are really good. The whole family will have fun at this one.

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The Magic Kingdom, like all the Disney World parks, has a lot of little gems, aside from the high-profile attractions. Don’t be shy about seeing and experiencing all you can.

The Magic Kingdom is located at: 1180 Seven Seas Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836

Magic Kingdom is open daily from 9am – 7pm with extended hours on the weekends.

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Disclosure: During Walt Disney World’s initial reopening phase, FastPass+ service has been temporarily suspended. For all of the details to know before you head back to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, head HERE.

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