Top 10 Things to Do at Magic Kingdom

Top 10 Things to Do at Magic Kingdom

Our Magic Kingdom Top 10 list is all about fun rides, experiences, and foods that define the Magical Kingdom Experience. As a result, everything on this list is exactly what you would expect from the most magical place on Earth! Here’s our top 10 list of things to do at Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World. 

Magic Kingdom Park and What To Do There

So, we’ve written before about the Disney World Magic Kingdom theme park. A lot in fact. From the Best Magic Kingdom Restaurants, to why we think you should only do Cinderella’s Royal Table at Breakfast. With so many iconic Disney rides, shows, and even Magic Kingdom Snacks this is the park we spend the most time at each vacation. 

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What Should I Not Miss at Magic Kingdom?

Be sure to check out our Magic Kingdom Bucket List so you can be sure not to miss a thing, and our Best Days to Visit Which Disney Park post for our top days to avoid crowds. Ok, let’s dive in. If you only get to do 10 things, these are the things that really make our Disney Vacations feel extra magical. What’s on your magical list?


Magic Kingdom’s newest ride make this list for good reason. As Disney’s indoor, outdoor thrill coaster, you can ride the lightcycle through glowing blue spaces and experience one of the best rides at Magic Kingdom. Be sure to grab a Disney Virtual Queue Boarding Pass to reserve your spot in line and get ready to race around the open track as it weaves both inside and outside the building. 

It’s a Small World

A visit to Magic Kingdom wouldn’t be complete with a stop at It’s a Small World. While this may be Disney’s most well-known ride, there is hardly ever a wait! This easy ride is a must-do simply because it’s a wonderful storytelling ride that is the epitome of what Walt Disney himself, hoped to share. 

Dole Whip at Aloha Isle

A Disney Vacation would not be complete without a Dole Whip. This little bowl of pineapple soft serve is a classic at Adventureland’s Aloha Isle. Make sure to grab this sweet treat at Magic Kingdom. Because while there are variations of this Disney snack across the parks, nothing compares to the original. And it should come as no surprise that Dole Whip makes our Best Snacks at Magic Kingdom list. 

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The Purple Wall

If you’re looking for Magic Kingdom pictures, you can grab the perfect photo op at Disney’s Purple Wall. Whether you’re ready to snap a pic in front of the classic purple wall, or its geometric counterpart, you can find this spot right next to Tomorrowland Terrace. And if you’re wondering what the fuss is about, this wall has an Instagram page and a regularly used hashtag, #purplewall. Check out all the instagram walls at Walt Disney World. 

Pirates of the Caribbean

Considered one of Magic Kingdom’s best rides, Pirates of the Caribbean is a must do. With an indoor line queue and pirate treasures, this classic Disney ride is worth it. And thankfully, you usually don’t need a Lightning Lane Pass for this ride. Hop aboard a boat ride filled with scenes from Pirates of the Caribbean, and see if you can find all the places Captain Jack Sparrow is hiding. This was the ride that started the film franchise, and it’s quintessentially Disney. Make sure it’s part of your Magic Kingdom day. 

Hidden Pascal in Tangled Bathroom Area

Hidden Pascals in the Tangled Area

If you’ve never wandered around the Tangled area in between Haunted Mansion and It’s a Small World know that you can find stroller parking, restrooms, and phone charging stations here. As it tends to be a place people may spend a few minutes, why not spend your s looking for Rapunzel’s favorite sidekick chameleon, Pascal? This little guy can be found in a variety of earthy colors, hiding just where you’d expect chameleons to be found. Check out our post on Where to Find Hidden Pascals at Magic Kingdom for some clues to get you started. 

Peter Pan’s Flight

It’s rare to see low lines for this fan-favorite ride at Magic Kingdom, so it’s best to head to this ride during meal times when the waits are lower. Or grab a Lightning Lane for Peter Pan’s Flight. We love that you can fly over Neverland in a pirate ship, perfect for kids and grown-ups alike. It’s also one of the more calming rides in the park, so if you’re ready to take a break and relax for a minute, this is the ride that will get you there. Be sure to check out our Disney Ride Strategies for all the tips on how to skip the line. As one of the most popular rides at Magic Kingdom, it’s worth knowing the tricks. 

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Still Magic Kingdom’s most popular ride, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is this park’s newest roller-coaster. You will need to either rope drop this ride, try the line between 12-2 pm, or grab a Lightning Lane pass. That is unless you’re good with a long wait in line. A little fast, this coaster is still good for kids, as the shiny gems, dwarfs and even Snow White make for a fun experience.

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Festival of Fantasy Parade

The Festival of Fantasy Parade happens daily and features all of our favorite Disney characters. You can plan to see Peter Pan, Rapunzel, Maleficent and more! With a catchy song, you’ll be singing throughout your trip, this parade is best viewed from the town square on Main Street. As one of the best ways to See Characters at Walt Disney World, this is one you don’t want to miss! 

Happily Ever After Fireworks Show

Ready to begin… the Happily Ever After Fireworks Show is an astounding 20-minute nighttime spectacular, filled with hope, wonder, and magic. Catchy lyrics, and a song filled with meaning, accompany vivid projections of Disney films on Cinderella Castle. You can listen to stories alongside familiar Disney songs as you learn how to reach out and find your own Happily Ever After. A Disney Must-Do. 

Magic Kingdom Characters

As part of the fun, you can spot your favorite Disney characters intermittently throughout the day on floats, or in cars, trolleys, and more. Dancing along to a quick beat and interacting with guests. This mini-show is not a parade but offers a chance to see the characters in each park. These character cavalcades happen throughout the day, so be sure to catch them all! Check out the post on Disney Character Cavalcades to see which character you might see! 

10 Things to Do at Magic Kingdom

Of all the Disney Parks, Magic Kingdom will be the one you can spend days exploring. While there are more things to do than could possibly fit in one day, these are the 10 things that will make your vacation feel extra magical. In truth, this is just the tip of the iceberg! 

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Rochelle Mariah is a writer, designer and photographer with an MLIS in Information Science and a B.S. in Arch and Design. Determined to make Planning a DIY Disney Vacation easier she makes lots of lists and drinks lots of coffee. When not designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's watching old movies and planning the holidays. She has been traveling to Disney destinations since 2010.

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