Heading to Walt Disney World? Check out these top 7 tips for doing Magic Kingdom like a pro! Magic Kingdom is the iconic park at Walt Disney World and what many people think of when they think of Disney. It is a very large park with so much to see and do. You don’t want to go in blind!
7.) Make Sure You Use the My Disney Experience App and Don’t Forget about the Shows and Characters!
There are many great shows and fun characters at the Magic Kingdom. Using the My Disney Experience app is a must so that you know what time the shows are happening and where to find your favorite characters. You can also use the app to add FastPasses, look at your photos, use mobile ordering and more. If you prefer not to use the app, a Times Guide is a must – be sure to grab one as you enter the park!
Some of the highlights include the Festival of Fantasy parade, the Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party, and the nighttime show, Happily Ever After. If characters are important to you, you can find several Disney princesses, the Fab 5 and more throughout the park!
For a break from the Florida heat, check out some of the indoor shows including Mickey’s PhilharMagic, Country Bear Jamboree, Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor, and more. The My Disney Experience app or a Times Guide will tell you everything you need to know about how to view these shows and meet the characters.
6.) Use Mobile Ordering for Quick Service Restaurants
Many of the quick service restaurant at Magic Kingdom offer mobile ordering. This is a great way to save time and still order a great meal. Just hop on the My Disney Experience app and choose one of the participating locations. You order your food and select that you are ready for it to be prepared. Within a few minutes, you will receive notification that it is ready!
5.) Make Dining Reservations for Table Service Restaurants
It is important to make those dining reservations before arriving to the park. Dining reservations can be made starting at 180 days prior to check-in. If your goal is to get into the park before opening for a breakfast at Be Our Guest or Cinderella’s Royal Table, you will need to be sure to grab those reservations as soon as you can! This is essential at busier times of the year, especially for the character meals.
4.) Arrive Early to the Park
The Magic Kingdom allows guests to enter the park at 8:00 am. You are allowed to walk around Main Street, U.S.A., do some shopping, take photos and grab some breakfast, including your favorite Starbucks drink. If you have Memory Maker, this is a great time to use it! Oftentimes, the Disney PhotoPass photographers are out and ready! Then, you can be there ready to go for “rope drop” at 9:00 am and head to your favorite attraction right away with a shorter wait, especially if you were not able to get a FastPass for it!
3.) Have a Plan, Even If It’s a Loose Plan
Use your FastPasses and have an idea of what you want to do when you arrive at the park. You can certainly be flexible with that plan and change it if you need to. However, knowing what you would like to do and where you need to go to do it is always helpful. This will also avoid zig-zagging across the park unnecessarily.
2.) Plan to Go to Magic Kingdom on 2 days During Your Visit
The Magic Kingdom is a big park, with so much to do! It is impossible to do it all in one day so if you are able to do so, I highly recommend visiting on two separate days. Having two separate days will allow you to explore so much of what the park has to offer, including the shows, the rides, different characters and more, without feeling as rushed as you might if you try to do everything in one day. Think of Magic Kingdom as the wheel of a bicycle and each land is a spoke. On your first day, start at one spoke and work your way around. On your second day, you can start in a different spot and if you want to, yon can always revisit your favorites.
1.) Use a Travel Agent to Help You Plan Your Day
Using a travel agent that specializes in Disney Destinations has many advantages. To start, many travel agents provide their services for free when you book your trip. Some of these services include booking your resort accommodations, booking dining reservations, scheduling FastPasses, helping with Enchanting Extras such as Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, The Pirates League, or even a dessert cruise, and more! Many travel agents will provide tips and tricks, or even a touring plan, for your park days.
If you prefer to do your own planning, that is not a problem! You still have someone to bounce ideas off of and you are also supporting a small business! Win-win, right? Even for those seasoned Disney addicts, a travel planner can share insight and give suggestions that you may not have thought about. Plus, many travel planners will watch for promotions that can be added to your reservation and do so accordingly. Not a morning person? Don’t worry about getting up early to call Disney and get those applied or to book dining or FastPasses, a travel agent will take care of it for you!
It’s important to remember that a travel agent is also invested in helping to make your vacation magical. Reach out for a free quote and make sure you it’s a good fit but don’t be afraid to utilize the many free services that are available!
These 7 Tips for doing Magic Kingdom like a pro will help you get ready for your next trip! With a little preparation, you can enjoy everything magical about this beautiful theme park!
Are you feeling like a pro and ready to experience the magic? Let’s get started planning your next vacation! As an agent with Key to the World Travel, the official travel partner of Chip and Company, I can help you plan your trip to any Disney Destination and beyond! Contact me today at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the quote request form below. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram too for all the latest news and planning tips.
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