Heading to Magic Kingdom and need to know what to do, see and eat? This quick Magic Kingdom Checklist will help you plan your vacation, make impromptu choices and take care knowing you’re not missing the most important things.
Everything to Do at Magic Kingdom
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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? With the most rides of any Disney park, 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 do, see and eat at Magic Kingdom. Read through.
What is the Best Day to Visit Magic Kingdom?
We recommend Magic Kingdom days be either Tuesday or Thursday for your lower crowd levels. Saturdays and Mondays 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 on Saturdays. As you may guess you’ll be battling for the rides, reservations, and sidewalk space with Floridians who go every weekend. Check out our complete guide on the best days to visit Walt Disney World.
Magic Kingdom Restaurants
From character breakfasts to exotic dining, Magic Kingdom has a gamut of foodie options. When hunting down the Best Magic Kingdom Restaurants there is no shortage of amazing food to be had! Read the Reviews: Magic Kingdom Restaurants
Where to Find the Best Snacks in Magic Kingdom
Looking for the Best Snacks in Magic Kingdom? From Dole Whip to the Cheshire Tail, we’ve rounded up our favorites so far! And the ones most worth your Disney Snack Dollars! Check out our New Snacks at Disney post for even more snacks to try. And if you’re up for savory snacks, we’ve pulled together the Best Non-Dessert Snacks at Disney too.
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 Guide
GUIDE LEGEND: ( TS)= Table Service, Reservation Recommended (QS) = Quick Service, Walk-Up Counter. (S) = Snack
Main Street U.S.A
The main street leading to Disney Castle 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 area of the park housing Town Hall, which you can visit if you have any issues with anything that needs customer service help.
▢ Crystal Palace (TS)
▢ Casey’s Corner (QS)
▢ Main Street Bakery (QS)
▢ Plaza Ice Cream Parlor (QS)
▢ The Plaza Restaurant (TS)
▢ Tony’s Town Square Restaurant (TS)
▢ Hidden Mickeys
Character Meet and Greet
▢ Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
▢ The Emporium
To the left of Cinderella’s Castle are Adventureland and Frontierland.
▢ Pirates of the Caribbean
▢ Jungle Cruise
▢ Swiss Family Robinson Tree House
▢ The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
▢ Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
▢ Aloha Isle (S)
▢ Jungle Skipper Canteen (TS)
▢ Sunshine Tree Terrace (S)
▢ Tortuga Tavern (QS)
Character Meet and Greet
▢ Captain Jack Sparrow and Red
▢ Aladdin & Jasmine
▢ Splash Mountain/Tiana’s Bayou Adventure ( 2024)
▢ Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
▢ Country Bear Jamboree
▢ Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café (QS)
▢ Golden Oak Outpost (S)
▢ Westward Ho (QS)
▢ Haunted Mansion
▢ Liberty Square Riverboat
▢ Hall of Presidents
▢ Liberty Tree Tavern (TS)
▢ Sleepy Hollow (S)
▢ Liberty Square Market (S)
▢ Columbia Harbour House (QS)
▢ The Diamond Horseshoe (TS)
Character Meet and Greet
▢ Tiana and Prince Naveen/ The Princess and the Frog
▢ Cinderella Castle
▢ It’s a Small World
▢ Peter Pan’s Flight
▢ Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
▢ Mickey’s Philharmagic
▢ Under the Sea Journey of The Little Mermaid
▢ Enchanted Tales with Belle
▢ The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
▢ Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train
▢ Dumbo Flying Elephants
▢ Mad Tea Party
▢ Barn Stormer
▢ Casey Jr. Splash and Soak
▢ Be Our Guest Restaurant ( TS)
▢ Gaston’s Tavern (S)
▢ Cheshire’s Cafe (S)
▢ Cinderella’s Royal Table (TS)
▢ Friar’s Nook (S)
▢ Pinocchio Village Haus (S)
▢ Prince Eric’s Village Market(S)
▢ Storybook Treats (S)
▢ Hidden Pascals at the Rapunzel Restroom Area
▢ 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
Purple Wall: This is the Instagram wall leading to Tomorrowland Terrace from the main entryway.
▢ Space Mountain
▢ Transit Authority People Mover
▢ Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
▢ Astro Orbiter
▢ Carousel of Progress
▢ Tomorrowland Speedway
▢ Lunching Pad (S)| Nachos and Mickey Pretzels
▢ Auntie Gravity’s (S)| Smoothie
▢ Cool Ship (S)
▢ Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe (QS)
▢ Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant (QS)
Magic Kingdom Shows, Festivals, and Parades
▢ Festival of Fantasy Parade
▢ Main Street Trolley Show
▢ Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire
▢ Fireworks Show
▢ A Kiss Goodnight
Early Entry Hours and Breaks
Early Entry 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 Theme Park Entry days.
- Save the busiest rides for morning or evening magic hours. Don’t waste a Genie+ Lightning Lane at these times, fewer people in the parks mean a much shorter wait at rides.
- Plan for the long day. Break up the park day by stopping over at a Monorail Resort to relax.
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Magic Kingdom Park Details
While we think you could spend days getting to it all if you’re more pressed for time then you can tackle our Top 10 Things to Do at Magic Kingdom. And if you’re into some punny humor, tag along for the next exotic cruise, departing daily on the Jungle Cruise. Looking for your next Disney photo op? Check out the Purple Wall in Magic Kingdom. For Up to Date Hours and Event Schedules check out the Magic Kingdom Hours.
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