10 Tips For an Amazing Magic Kingdom Experience

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Will you be visiting the Magic Kingdom in the near future? Check out 10 Tips For an Amazing Magic Kingdom Experience.
Will you be visiting the Magic Kingdom in the near future? Check out 10 Tips For an Amazing Magic Kingdom Experience.

A couple of weeks ago as part of the Zootopia Event I had a chance to visit the Magic Kingdom. This has been one of my favorite places on Earth for as long as I can remember. It’s also changed a lot since I was little and it’s always interesting going there during different facets of my life, first as a child,then as an adult and now as a parent. So it was important for me to think of the Tips For an Magical Time at  Magic Kingdom. Although every visit is different and circumstances are never the same, here are some tips to consider when going to one of the happiest places on Earth 🙂

1.Staying on Property is a Must! I learned this trick on our first visit with kids. It was one of those things that I hadn’t done before,being a Florida native. However, once I figured it out it was mind blowing. You will truly have a better time. It gives you the ability to not worry about parking, you have the flexibility to come and go as you please. Most important you receive special perks like Magic Hours.

2.Make sure and check in at your resort or at the park entrance If you are celebrating a special occasion and  pick up a button reflecting the celebration.You may receive special treatment if wearing the buttons.

3.Plan ahead and grab your fast passes online! Most important grab fast passes for the rides that have the most wait: Splash Mountain,Space Mountain, Peter Pan,etc.. Honestly If possible hit Fantasy land first and if possible the Peter Pan ride. If you don’t get on that ride without a fast past within the first 30 minutes of the park opening you will wait forever. For some reason this is the ride that gets the most line. So make sure and grab a Fast Pass + if you don’t.

4.Have a Dole Whip! This is self explanatory you will love them! Plus it’s Florida and always hot so this will absolutely hit the spot. You can find these by the Magic Carpet ride in Adventureland.

5.Have a Baby or Little one? Don’t forget to check out the Baby Care Center. Even if you have a little one that just needs a break because let’s face it Disney can be overwhelming for little visitors. There’s so much excitement going on around them that it’s no surprise if they begin to melt down (been there done that) so make sure and find it next to The Crystal Palace on Main Street.

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5.Make sure and make time for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train! Check out the fun video below. As a side note, it’s really not too bad but lots of fun and I’m sure that more adventurous smaller kids will love it

On the #sevendwarfsminetrain #magickingdom #ZootopiaEvent #waltdisneyworld

A video posted by Elia (@conservamome) on

6. If possible  make lunch reservations. Some of our favorites are Be Our Guest and The Crystal Palace.

7.Don’t forget to catch a parade. It’s always easy to miss them. I know I’ve done trips where we get so caught up doing things we don’t realize there’s a parade going on. So make sure and see what time you’ll be able to catch one.

8. Take breaks. I know you may want to go crazy and do it all,but take time to look at the beauty around you in the park.

9. Don’t forget to check out the various fun areas in Tomorrowland that can be hidden like the People mover which is always a fun and easy way to kick back and relax for a bit. You can also jump on the train and see the sites. Those are both great ways to get a view of the park and take some rest.

10. You can use Fast Passes on Character visits. So if your little one has been dying to meet Anna and Elsa make sure and grab a Fast Pass + for that.

There are so many ways to make your experience magical. Most important is to relax and enjoy your time there. It’s easy to get caught up and want to do EVERYTHING at the park at once. Especially if it’s your first time or you know it’s going to be a while before you come back again. If going with little kids this will be a recipe for disaster. So just enjoy relax and remember to have a Magical Time!

This was all part of my Disney’s Zootopia Event Press trip and am so happy I was able to experience a wonderful visit to the Magic Kingdom!

Don’t forget to Check out Disney’s Zootopia which is in theaters now! It’s already grossed as one of the top opening films in Disney History on it’s opening weekend so don’t miss out and go see it today! In the meantime check out a fun preview below. Also make sure and head over here and grab some great Activity sheets that include coloring pages and crafts that go with this fun movie!

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  • Reply Barbara P

    Thank you for the tips. I haven’t been there in over 30 years. Now that my children have children we are planning a trip for 2018.

    August 28, 2017 at 6:03 pm
  • Reply Kassandra Breckenridge

    Thank you so much for the tips. I will keep them in mind as we are starting to plan our first trip there now!!

    June 12, 2016 at 8:14 pm
  • Reply Michelle Giblette

    Great tips!

    March 18, 2016 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Krisha

    We love MK. Haven’t been able to take my youngest yet but hope to soon. 🙂

    March 17, 2016 at 12:41 pm
  • Reply katie

    I’ve been to disneyland so many times and haven’t had a dole whip nor had I heard of them, I must go soon to try one now!

    March 17, 2016 at 12:42 am
  • Reply Amanda Warren

    I hope some day to be able to take our kids but having 7 kids makes it tough…and expensive. Lol

    March 15, 2016 at 3:51 pm
  • Reply tina p

    these tips are perfect! we are going in the fall and these tips will come in super handy 🙂

    March 15, 2016 at 3:34 pm
  • Reply Cathie Woitena

    Thank you for this. My daughter is dying to go to Disney. This will be useful.

    March 15, 2016 at 1:14 pm
  • Reply Ashley Chassereau Parks

    We went last year, but didn’t stay in the park. I really wish we had… we are definitely planning on staying in the park next time we go! We didn’t know much about the fast passes last time either, so I’ve got to plan ahead for the next trip. We def have to try a Dole Whip too! Lol

    March 12, 2016 at 7:49 pm
  • Reply Christina Skinner

    These are great tips. We are Disneyland passholders but would love to plan a trip to Disneyworld.

    March 12, 2016 at 7:35 pm
  • Reply Terri Irvin

    Good tips. The Baby Care Center is a must stop! It saved my oldest daughter when we went as a family and I saw a lot of mommies in there!

    March 12, 2016 at 3:00 pm
  • Reply Maranda Carlson

    Thanks for the tips, it will always be a dream of mine, that I hope will one day come true.

    March 12, 2016 at 12:04 pm
  • Reply Krisha Collins

    Good tips I’m hoping to bring my family back soon. 🙂

    March 12, 2016 at 11:15 am
  • Reply Deborah D

    This has been a dream of mine every since I was 4 years old. Maybe someday.

    March 12, 2016 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Jodi Armstrong

    We’ll be visiting family in so cal and planning to visit disneyland. Some good hints here. Thanks.

    March 11, 2016 at 7:50 pm
  • Reply Rija

    Dreaming about day..Thanks for tips!

    March 11, 2016 at 1:29 pm
  • Reply Alicia Hewitt

    Thank you so much for this information! I really want to go!!

    March 11, 2016 at 1:19 pm
  • Reply Lauryn R

    This is great advice, thank you for sharing! We definitely plan on taking our kids there in the next couple of years. 🙂

    March 11, 2016 at 12:59 pm
  • Reply Malena

    Thanks! We’d like to take our girls there in maybe 2 1/2 years.

    March 11, 2016 at 11:55 am
  • Reply Malena

    Thanks for the advice! We’d like to take our girls there in maybe 2 1/2 years.

    March 11, 2016 at 11:53 am
  • Reply Amy Hall

    Brings back memories. Can’t wait to go again.

    March 11, 2016 at 11:34 am
  • Reply Sandy Cain

    Great tips! I’ve been to Disney World SO long ago – EPCOT wasn’t even there yet! I did love it – all except for Space Mountain, never again! I heartily recommend your tip about staying on the property – we didn’t and it was a major pain in the neck to come and go.

    March 11, 2016 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Amie

    Thank you for the helpful tips! We are hoping to make it to Disneyworld next year and will definitely be keeping these in mind. ?

    March 11, 2016 at 10:26 am
  • Reply Sarah Hayes

    thanks for the tips! we want to go to disney soon and I need all the tips I can find since it’ll be my first time going with a little one.

    March 11, 2016 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Tiffany Balcaitis

    Thanks for the tips! I love the Magic Kingdom too but haven’t gone with my son yet. Hope to take him this year!

    March 11, 2016 at 10:02 am
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