Magic Kingdom theme park is one of 4 theme parks in Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. It features classic attractions from Dumbo to the Mad Hatter Tea Cups to Splash Mountain and Space Mountain. There is endless entertainment for kids of all ages.
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The magic kingdom was one of our best trips we have ever went on! Sounding corny I know but it was a very magical place. I felt like a kid again! Glad we decided to go here in 2010! We would definitely go again in the future! The fireworks show at the end of the night was the best fireworks show I had ever seen it puts all other shows to shame now.
I have a family of 5-- 2 adults, children: 6,4 and under 1 yr. You definitely need more than a day to check out the entire park. Do not get overwhelmed by all there is to do though. I would recommend starting in one spot and working your way around the park. Don't hop all over the park or you will miss things. Go straight to the new fantasyland and work your way around the park from there (tomorrowland or liberty square). Magic Kingdom Welcome Show starts 10 minutes before rope drop in the Am so get there early. The show
includes dancers, Main Street citizens, and a slew of Disney characters who enter stylishly via the Walt Disney World Railroad. Use the rider swap passes. If you are going to the night parade/show, get to the "hub" center of the park about 30-45 min before it starts. You can get a front row seat! And remember if there are 2 parades that night you are trapped in the park until after it's over.
We really enjoyed our visit to the Magic Kingdom. There is some construction going on right now. We weren't able to ride Splash Mountain because they were having technical issues. Not much critical to say about Magic Kingdom other than the Wifi does not perform well. Placing an order to go in a quick service restaurant using your phone might not be a bad idea!
Definitely stay in one of the resorts that way when your tired or your child needs a nap you can leave and come back easy and quickly. Staying off the Disney property ends up taking more time going back and forth. Another added benefit is if you stay in a room with a kitchen you can cook for your little ones and yourself and save your money for better things like face paintings and special toys. If you don't feel like cooking much then I uh the meal plan that Disney offers through the Parks. It may seem expensive but all meals are covered.
The Magic Kingdom is a wonderful place for families to visit during vacations or just for a day of fun. We usually get to visit Magic Kingdom at least a few times a year. It would be more if we lived closer.
After purchasing your tickets everyone gets to choose to either take the ferry or the monorail. Our family takes the ferry in the morning and the monorail in the evening. The ferry does get very crowded, but it is not to bad. There are two levels on the ferry. My family stays downstairs since we have to use a stroller and there is not a way to get upstairs besides carrying it up. I like to get close to the front of the ferry to be able to see the water and castle. My daughter who was 2 1/2 at our last visit loved being able to see the castle while on the ferry. I have actually taken my 1 year old and 2 1/2 year old to Disney by myself. It was doable and we had a great time.
Here are the rides and shows that we love at Magic Kingdom that the kids can enjoy.
Dumbo the Flying Elephant: My one year old and 2 1/2 year old rode this with me. They both loved the ride.
Haunted Mansion: Both kids rode this ride with me. They did get a little scared when the doors closed for the stretching room. I talked to both of them and they were happy again. This was not one of their favorite rides, but I was happy to be able to ride it.
Its a small world: We have rode this ride so many times. My one year does not like to sit through the whole ride usually so I keep something with me that will occupy him during the ride.
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Both of my kids rode this ride and we had a fast pass for it. The ride went so fast we did not know what the book was about. So sad. Maybe it would be better on a slow day at Disney if they slowed the ride down and did not need to get so many people through the line.
Mickey's PhilharMagic: Both kids enjoyed watching the movie. My one year old would not wear his glasses, but was occupied playing with them.
Peter Pan's Flight: Both kids rode this ride with me. There are some dark parts during the ride. They were not scared and enjoyed flying like Peter Pan. :) We had a fast pass for this ride.
Journey of the Little Mermaid: Both of my kids rode this ride with me and I had a fast pass for it. The ride was down until the afternoon so I grabbed a fast pass that morning. It was such a fun and musical ride. It felt like being in the movie. We can't wait to ride it again.
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel: My 2 1/2 year old daughter could ride the Carrousel over and over if I let her. She just loves this ride. My one year did not seem to interested, but rode the ride.
We also make time for walking through the Castle at least a couple times while at the magic kingdom. We have to see Mickey and Minnie every time we visit. My 2 1/2 year old loves seeing them and we took her for the first time this year to see the princesses. She loved it. :)
We also make time for the electrical parade and the fireworks. My family will usually stay at magic kingdom all day. Our children will nap in their stroller when they get tired. We always bring snacks and a few drinks which is so much cheaper then buying it at Disney.
A truly magical place meeting all fantasy expectations and theme park expectations.
A huge park that I suggest will take 2 days to completely satisfy.
I seriously recommend you dont do this between xmas and new year - we almost had standing room only when we went between this time. Apparantly they had to close the park entrance as it had reached capacity. Or at least thats what we were told (it certainly felt maxed out).
This park is incredible (even when fulled to the brim with people)
The rides are exciting, the food etc is like all theme park food, the distance between all the different areas is well spread out.
I dont have a favourite because it all was amazing - however I recommend the fireworks at night.
This is so much better in reality than watching them in the movies.
It doesn't take much convincing to get someone to fall in love with disney world.. they don't call it the most magical place on earth for no reason! A couple quick suggestions to maximize your time at the magic kingdom would be to get at the park 30-40 minutes to the rope drop. And make sure to get closest to the entrance while your waiting, i would HIGHLY suggest heading to the most popular ride that usually has long wait times, such as the new little mermaid under the sea attraction at the new fantasyland! I would grab fast passes for these and then head on over to your favorite ride, most likely you'll be able to ride it multiple times before the ride starts to get long wait times. Another quick tip would be to make all your lunch/dinner reservations online on your smartphone! Its a great feature and it sure is a time saver :)
There is NOTHING like walking onto Main Street USA with the view of Cinderella straight ahead! We brought our 2 year old twins and had a FANTASTIC time! They were captivated by Minnie, Mickey and Pooh Bear! We took them on every ride we could and they had a ball!
We recommend taking advantage of the Baby Care Center, getting stroller fans, and getting to the park as early as possible and you should have a melt down free vacay!!
We went here last year for our daughter's birthday. It was really special and if you have an event like this coming up, this is a great place to celebrate it. First the rides. The rides are really good and fun, but I recommend getting a fastpass, that way you don't wait. But the most special part was at night, we got to go into the castle and our daughter had a dinner with all the characters. It was a really special experience for her and we're glad we did it, no matter how high the price was. Everyone here is nice and helpful, service is great too. Recommended!
This place is my kids' favorite place! We go here once a year, so we make sure we get the best out of it. Without explaining all the places you can go to, I'll just rate service, food and atmosphere. The service is really good, whoever you ask will help you and you won't bump into any problems. However, this place is quite pricey, so make sure you save some money before going here, your kids will want to go on every ride there is. Food. Food is quite good, there are some places that offered chef-like-food, but at a higher price. The waiting lines are quite large, so make sure you have someone waiting for you. Lastly, the atmosphere is where this place absolutely shines! Everyone is happy, smiling, laughing, and makes this place a place you'll never forget!
One thing I love about Magic Kingdom: It's good for all ages, and it's also good for kids with special needs! We've been coming since our kids were babies, about every other year for the last decade, and we always have a great time. The staff is amazing! If you have a baby, the baby care center and Crystal Pavilions are must-do's, for a little girl all the princess stuff and eating at the Royal Table are so much fun! Can't wait to go back this year and see the new Fantasy Land!
The moment our family entered, my daughters and I were just overwhelmed in tears of joy. We couldn't believe we were actually there. We stood in front of the castle in awe as my youngest daughter jumped up & down screaming "WE'RE HERE!!!" It is the most magical place on earth!
What can I say, it's one of the most wondeful places on earth to go as a family. Here are some tips: carry in water bottles and refill at restaruarnts as you go so you don't have to keep buying expensive drinks. You can bring in snacks so you should! My kids get hungry constantly but really only want a tiny snack. If you are going in the hot months, plan to take a mid-day swim or nap break.
Yes, Magic Kingdom is what you see on the ads, but it is more too. We found a little alcove by Cinderella's Castle where Belle was telling stories. My husband was asked to play the part of the Beast. Magic. The first time my daughter stood on Main Street looking at the castle in awe. Magic. Crying at the fireworks dialogue because I was overwhelmed by the inspiration and watching my teenager be more of a little kid for just a few minutes. Magic. Going to Columbia Harbour restaurant because it was less crowded and finding seafood I will be back for. Or going on a birthday, anniversary, or to celebrate being cancer free and being congratulated by all you meet and even a few surprises. Pure magic. Maybe people go for the rides and the characters, but when I go, I go for the memories. Don't get me wrong, I love fast pass and rope drop. But having fun with my family, even standing in line with a Dole Whip, who could ask for more?
Magic Kingdom is my favorite vacation spot! It is a Disney lovers dream with plenty to do for big kids and little kids! There is so much to do, so many characters to meet, and there is never a dull moment at Magic Kingdom! Between the fun parades on Main Street U.S.A., all of the shows, attractions, and character meets, there is so much to do and see. It is hard to see it all in one day! The nighttime electrical parade and fireworks are simply beautiful and magical!
My favorite Disney park! I love Cinderellas castle and the magic the memories and you show! Main Street is a true treat. How awesome to walk down a street and be transformed into decades ago. All the staff is amazing and go the extra mile to create those special moments!
Even though there are 4 other parks a trip to Disney World is not a trip to Disney World without going to see the AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL, GORGEOUS, Cinderella Castle. When you turn that corner and see it standing at the end of Main Street you want to laugh, cry and jump up and down. Just the smell of it is amazing! Go on Dumbo, Tea Cups, and DO NOT GO WITHOUT MAKING A TRIP TO Mickey's Philarmagic! Monster Inc Laugh Floor is one of the funniest things I have ever seen and heard! I almost cried I was laughing so HARD!! The new fantasy land is a great and neat extension to the park! Go eat in Bell's Castle, it is like stepping inside of Beauty and the Beast! The parades and shows are beautiful! On of the best shows in the world is Magic Memories and Me is beautiful, it makes you feel like a child and you want to watch every Disney movie right there and then! I LOVE MAGIC KINGDOM!
The Magic Kingdom is truly magical for both adults and children. Watch your child's face when they first see Cinderella's Castle! My daughter was 5 when we first visited the Magic Kingdom and the look on her face was something I won't forget.
Make sure you watch the Opening Ceremonies at the front of the park in the morning. It's a lot of fun and a great way to start off the day.
Each time we visit Magic Kingdom we get a Photopass photo of our family in front of Cinderella's Castle, but not your everyday photo in front of the castle. Instead, we get a photo with fireworks in the background. About 20 minutes into Dream Along With Mickey performances on the Castle Stage, fireworks are fired. We grab a Photopass photographer just before and ask for a fireworks photo. Works like a charm! Check the park Times Guide for show times for Dream Along With Mickey.
The Magic Kingdom is a MUST do for those planning a Disneyworld vacation. It all starts here. Our kids love to get there first tisng for 'rope-drop' If you get there early enough you may be one of the familes chosen to ride in on the train with a full cast of Disney character to wait the waiting throngs with song, dance and music.
Imagine our surprise when a family from our home town came riding in the first time we visited. Our kids were amazed. They were celebrities by default! I asked that family how they were chosen, they said they were one of the first families to be waiting. So go early if you want this chance!
Many 'experts' will say to avoid extra magic hour mornings(extra magic hours are additional park hours for guests stating at a WDW resort) at MK. We disagree. Very few 'vacationing' families can arrive at the gates prior to 8am (they are sleeping) As we are the type of family that likes to pack as much in as possible we find these early morning hours to be the best at avoiding lines. The 'experts' feel that extra magic hours cause the assigned park to grow in visitors thourhout the day, but if you go at an off-season time as we have done this should not be an issue.
I feel the par is best seen over seen 2 if not 3 day period. Make a plan of attack, survey the kids as to what they want to see, use the fast pass system and have fun!