Our Magic Kingdom Top 10 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 Magic Kingdom. 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.
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?
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.
The Purple Wall
If you’re looking for the perfect photo op, look no further. 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
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.
Be Our Guest
This Beauty and the Beast-inspired restaurant takes place in Beast’s castle, offering 3 rooms for your dining pleasure. Belle’s Library, The Ballroom, or The West Wing each come with their own look and feel whatever your mood. A full breakfast, quick-service lunch, or Prix Fixe dinner are options here, but all require an Advanced Dining Reservation. Make sure to book ahead of time if you hope to snag a meal at this restaurant.
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.
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.
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!
Enchantment Fireworks Nighttime Spectacular.
Just like Happily Ever After before it, Magic Kingdom’s NEWEST Fireworks show is all about finding the magic inside. Enchantment includes a digital show on the castle itself and projections that display across the buildings of Main Street! Check out all the lyrics to the Enchantment You are the Magic Song so you can sing along when you go!
Magic Kingdom Character Cavalcades
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!