Magic Kingdom Bucket List

Magic Kingdom Bucket List

Heading to Magic Kingdom and need to know what to do, see and eat? This quick Disney Bucket List will help you plan your vacation, make impromptu choices and take care knowing you’re not missing the most important things.

Magic Kingdom Bucket List

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Magic Kingdom is by far the most well-known park at Walt Disney World. It’s got Cinderella’s Castle and all the parades, but what should you do when you visit? There’s so much to do! How ever will you choose? Whether you’re cramming this park into one day or a week, here are the things to know and all the things we think are worth it at Magic Kingdom. Read through. 

Know that this doesn’t include the new attractions coming in 2019, or in preparation of the 2021 50th Anniversary just yet. 

Best Day to Visit Magic Kingdom?

Saturdays are completely off-limits. Unless you are an avid Disney goer or used to the crowd levels you see at Christmastime, don’t even bother to try MK on Saturdays. As you may guess you’ll be battling for the rides, reservations and sidewalk space with Floridians who go every weekend. We recommend Magic Kingdom days be either Tuesday or Thursday for your lower crowd levels. 

Check out our complete guide on the best days to visit Walt Disney World. 

Magic Kingdom Transportation

From the TTC: If driving and parking there is a ginormous lot at Magic Kingdom that is separated into Hero’s and Villains sections. Keep track of where you park your car folks. Take a picture of the nearest lamp post/sign…anything that will help you find the car at midnight. From here you can catch the tram to the TTC (Ticket Transportation Center) where you will catch the monorail. Magic Kingdom is one of the stops on the monorail line. Of course you can also catch the boat from the TTC if you’re looking for an easy lazy boat ride instead of the super fast monorail.

From the Monorail: Hop on at any stop on the monorail. Make sure you go on the Magic Kingdom Monorail and not the Epcot Monorail. Magic Kingdom is accessible right from the monorail so please stand clear of the doors. Por favor, mantangase alejado de los puertas.

From the Boat: There is a boat that goes to and from Magic Kingdom that is accessible from Wilderness Lodge. You can also catch the large ferry from the TTC.

By Bus: The Disney bus can pick you up from your Disney Resort or Disney Springs and bring you to the Magic Kingdom Bus Depot. 

Magic Kingdom Park Areas

(FP) means you’ll need to fast pass this ride or attraction because lines could be long. You can read up on how Fast Passes work here. (TS) = Table Service, (QS)= Quick Service, (S)= Snack. If you need tips on the Disney Dining Plan, check out this post.

Main Street U.S.A

The main street leading to Disney Castle this is where all those castle pictures get taken, you’ll grab your Starbucks, if needed, and those souvenirs at the gift shop on the way out. This is also the are of the park housing Town Hall, which you can visit if you have any issues with anything that need customer service help. 

Restaurants/Snacks
▢ Crystal Palace ( TS) | Buffet Character Dining with Winnie the Pooh & Friends. 
▢ Casey’s Corner (QS) |Lemonade Slushy and Hot Dogs
▢ Main St. Plaza (S)| Starbucks
▢ Main Street Bakery(S)| Mickey Cake Pops

Games
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Character Meet and Greet
▢ Marie/ The Aristocats

Adventureland

To the left of Cinderella’s Castle is Adventureland and Frontierland.

Attractions
▢ Pirates of the Caribbean ( if you complete three games of A Pirate’s Adventures you get a free FP to this ride)
▢ Jungle Cruise
▢ Swiss Family Robinson Tree House

Restaurants/Snacks
▢ Aloha Isle (S) | Dole Whip

Games
A Pirates Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas

Character Meet and Greet
▢ Captain Jack Sparrow and Red/ Pirates of the Caribbean
▢ Aladdin & Jasmine/ Aladdin

Frontierland

Attractions
▢ Splash Mountain ( Awesome at night during fireworks)
▢ Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Restaurants/Snacks
▢Pecos Bill ( QS) | Strawberry Lemonade Slushy and Nachos

Liberty Square

Attractions
▢ Haunted Mansion ( FP)

Restaurants/ Snacks
▢ Liberty Tree Tavern (TS)| Thanksgiving Dinner and/or Ooey Gooey Cake with Cappucino
▢ Sleepy Hollow (S)| Nutella waffle
▢ Liberty Market (S)| Fire roasted corn

Character Meet and Greet
▢ Tiana and Prince Naveen/ The Princess and the Frog

Fantasyland

Attractions
▢ It’s a Small World
▢ Peter Pan’s Flight ( FP)
▢ Under the Sea Journey of The Little Mermaid
▢ The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
▢ Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train ( FP)
▢ Dumbo Flying Elephants
▢ Mad Hatters Tea Cups

Restaurants/Snacks
▢ Be Our Guest Restaurant ( TS) | We love Breakfast here!
▢ Gaston’s Tavern ( S) | Lefou’s Brew, Cinnamon Roll

Games
Hidden Pascals at the Rapunzel Restroom Area

Shopping
▢ Big Top Souvenirs: Caramel Apples, Goofy Glaciers

Character Meet and Greet
▢ Alice, White Rabbit and Mad Hatter/ Alice in Wonderland
▢ Ariel in Ariel’s Grotto/ The Little Mermaid

Tomorrowland

Photo Ops

Purple Wall: This is the Instagram wall leading to Tomorrowland Terrace from the main entryway.

Attractions
▢ Space Mountain ( FP)
▢ Transit Authority People Mover
▢ Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
▢ Astro Orbiter (only at night)
▢ Carousel of Progress

Restaurants/Snacks
▢Launching Pad (S)| Nachos and Mickey Pretzels
▢Auntie Gravity’s (S) | Smoothiemagic kingdom at night

Magic Kingdom Shows, Festivals  and Parades

▢ Festival of Fantasy Parade: 3 pm daily
▢ Main Street Trolley Show
▢ The Muppets Present Great Moments in American History
▢ Once Upon A Time Nighttime Projection Show
▢ Happily Ever After Nighttime Fireworks Spectacular
▢ Kiss Goodnight

Extra Magic Hours/ Morning/ Evening

Extra Magic Hours in the morning or evening are always a treat but be sure to make the most of it.

  • Don’t book your early breakfast reservations (which do get you early access to the park) on Early Magic Hour days.
  • Save the busiest rides for morning or evening magic hours. Don’t waste a fast pass at these times, fewer people in the parks mean a much shorter wait at rides.
  • Plan for the longer day. Break up the park day by stopping over at a Monorail Resort to relax.
  • The fireworks, projection show and kiss goodnight all still happen at the same times. So watch these early and spend the wee hours riding rides OR ride rides while the hoards who want to get out at 9pm watch and then save these for later.

Magic Kingdom is our favorite park at Walt Disney World. We go here more than anywhere and still haven’t seen it all. If you have a favorite place be sure to share it!

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