The Magic Kingdom is my favorite park. With all the different lands and attractions you will never run out of things to do at the Magic Kingdom. Since the park is huge you need an idea of what you want to explore and do. Do lots of research into rides, characters to meet, and live entertainment so you know what you and your family want to do. The Magic Kingdom Touring Tips for a great vacation will help you do Disney on a budget.
Magic Kingdom Touring Tips for a Great Vacation
Don’t miss the Magic Kingdom Welcome Show. You can enter the Main Street an hour before the rest of the park opens. There is a welcome show at the Castle stage.
Make a list of your must-dos. What is important to you, may not be important to me. I will share with you some helpful posts in choosing attractions and experiences.
- Top Magic Kingdom Character Meet and Greets – I share my picks for characters that are only at the Magic Kingdom or that offer a unique experience.
- Top Magic Kingdom Experiences (for those who don’t do coasters)
- My Walt Disney World Bucket List
Have Realistic Expectations. Don’t have the expectation that you will experience all of the Magic Kingdom in one or two days. Honestly, the Magic Kingdom probably takes forever to truly find and experience everything. That is why making a list of what is important to you is crucial.
Snag FastPasses ASAP. Schedule Fastpasses for your wanted attractions as soon as your 60 or 30 day window opens. I have a great guide on how to use the FastPass+ System.
Be in the know. Grab the times guide as you enter the park, you can also check the My Disney Experience App. The times guide lets you know what time the parades and fireworks are going to be.
Have an Energy Efficient Touring Plan. Plan a touring schedule that does not have you going from one end of the park to the other.
Utilize the Walt Disney Railroad. If you do need to get to one end of the park to the other using the train is a simple solution.
Take a break from the heat. Schedule several of the longer indoor attractions such as Hall of Presidents, Carousel of Progress, or Country Bear Jamboree during the middle of the day to escape the heat. You can also choose to go back to your resort. For even more tips to deal with the Florida hot weather, check out my Tips to Beat the Florida Heat.
Leave 45 minutes to an hour after Wishes. If you are wanting to leave after the fireworks, wait a little bit. A lot of people rush out of the parks after Wishes. Trying to leave when everyone else does only gets you waiting in long lines for the ferry, monorail, buses, and trams.
Shop Late – The gift shops stay open one hour after the last attraction closes.
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