Magic Kingdom – EVERYTHING about Disney's most famous park

Magic Kingdom, Disney's most iconic park in Orlando. Travel with us through its magical lands and discover how to enjoy every charming corner of this kingdom that conquers us at first glance!

In this post you will find out everything you need to make the most of the Magic Kingdom, the most famous park in the Disney complex, where the iconic Cinderella castle is located. See which are the best attractions in the park, how to get there, the ideal itinerary for the Magic Kingdom, where to eat, where to stay and many other tips for you to enjoy your time there!



The Magic Kingdom was the first Disney park in Florida, which opened in 1971. It is one of the most famous amusement parks in the world – if not the most. It's impossible to think of Disney Parks and not associate it with the Magic Kingdom, with Main Street and Cinderella's castle in the background. In fact, the symbolism of the castle is so great that even in the Disney Studios logo it appears.

They say that going to Disney and not visiting the Magic Kingdom is not really knowing Disney. Even though it's a park with more familiar attractions, it's where all the charm of Disney magic can be found. So, consider dedicating a whole day just for it – and here you will see all the tips to enjoy the park, avoid the lines and not miss any fun attractions.

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About Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom is what it proposes: a magical kingdom where we forget about the real world and become children again.



It's almost surreal the emotion it gives to walk down Main Street and see Cinderella's castle in the background. Even those who have been countless to the park are always thrilled at this entrance to the Magic Kingdom. Even among adults, it is rare to find anyone who is not delighted to see the fireworks show there, at nightfall.

The Magic Kingdom is divided into six regions, also called lands. Each of these regions has its unique character and theme, from ambient sounds, characteristic odors and costumes. Are they:

Of the theme parks, the Magic Kingdom has the largest number of attractions (among toys and shows), being suitable for all tastes, from the most childish to some a little more radical.

Flying with Peter Pan, fighting pirates and dining with princesses, everything is possible in this magical kingdom! Did you know more about this park that enchants people of all ages?

Magic Kingdom areas

Disney Magic Kingdom is divided into five main zones. Are they:

In addition, throughout the day, there are several shows and stops – make sure you are at the right time, in the right place, if you want to see a specific performance.

Below we explain more about the attractions of each region. But first, let's find out a little more about the characteristics of each of the Magic Kingdom's areas.


Main Street

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The entrance to the park was all based on the avenue where Walt Disney lived during his childhood, in the city of Marceline. It has shops and restaurants.


Here is located the Ice Cream Parlor, where the famous Mickey and Minnie sink is sold, literally two sinks that come with lots and lots of ice cream, for the whole family. And the best, the sink is a souvenir of the trip! The largest store at Disney Magic Kingdom, the Emporium it is located on Main Street as well.

Main Street has no attractions, but it is Walt Disney Railroad. A little train that runs around the park and has two more stations, one in Fantasyland and one in Frontierland.

Walt was passionate about trains since he was a child. A curiosity is that one of the locomotives is named Lilly Belle, in honor of Walt Disney's wife.

Oh, and look at the windows of the houses! In addition to the name of Walt Disney, the names of other imagineers are engraved (name given by Walt Disney to his artists, engineers, architects, etc., who helped in the construction of parks and attractions) and also of people who participated in the construction of the park.

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland entrance

Tomorrowland – The World of Tomorrow – is the futuristic region of the park, located to the right of Main Street. Here, the space and the future imagined by Walt Disney in the 50's and 60's meet.


Check out the top Magic Kingdom attractions in Tomorrowland:

Fantasyland

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Tomorrowland entrance

Fantasy area, because here fairy tales come to life! Most of the Magic Kingdom attractions in this area are geared towards children and families.

It has several traditional attractions, created by Walt Disney that are worth checking out if it's your first time.


Liberty Square

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Liberty Square is the smallest region in the Magic Kingdom. It is all inspired by the colonial era of the United States. It has one of the most famous attractions in the Magic Kingdom – the Haunted Mansion.

Frontierland

Region inspired by the American Wild West. There are some super requested and more adventurous attractions, such as Big Thunder Mountain and Splash Mountain.

Adventure Land

Area inspired by the tropical forest landscapes of Africa, Asia and America.

Magic Kingdom attractions

Below you will see details about the main attractions of the Magic Kingdom. So you can start writing down the ones you can't miss and the ones you need to prioritize if you're going to schedule a quick queue (Lightning Lane). Thus, your route through the park will take shape.

Cinderella's castle

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Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom, the park's hallmark

At the end of Main Street is the imposing Cinderella Castle, over 55 meters high. It's beautiful, and one of the main points to take unforgettable photos, with the whole family together.

Inside the castle is Cinderella's restaurant, called Cinderella's Royal Table, where you can have breakfast, lunch or dinner. Disney princesses are present at every meal, and at the entrance you take a picture with the hostess, Cinderella.

Another area inside the castle is the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, a hairdressing salon where girls and boys become princes and princesses. It is for children up to 12 years old, requires prior reservation by phone and the chosen package is paid separately.

Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin

The Buzz Lightyear attraction, from Toy Story, is in Tomorrowland, and it's there you board carts with laser guns, to defeat aliens and Zurg. In the end you find out who scored the highest on the cart, and it is precisely the dispute between friends and family that makes this one of the most fun attractions.

Minimum height: No restrictions.

Space Mountain

Roller coaster in the dark that simulates a spaceship. The attraction is the most radical in the park, and is located in the Tomorrowland area. It doesn't have loopings, but it does have some strong drops. This attraction is one of the most popular – there is even an individual Lightning Lane for sale.

Minimum height: 1,12m.

Astro Orbiter

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Astro Orbiter na Tomorrowland na Disney Magic Kingdom – Foto: camknows via Flickr

Attraction aimed at children, who can “pilot” the rockets. Space version of Dumbo the Flying Elephant attraction. It's in Tomorrowland.

Minimum height: No restrictions.

Stitch’s Great Escape

Fun attraction where you participate in Stitch's capture mission. It's a kind of simulator – it can scare smaller children because of moments in the dark and noise. It's also in Tomorrowland.

Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor

This attraction is a comedy show hosted by Mike Wazowski of Monsters Inc. Super funny for those who understand English. It's in Tomorrowland.

Tomorrowland Speedway

Reminds me of a kart, with carts for children to drive. The name itself already indicates the area of ​​the park where the attraction is located. ?

Minimum height alone: ​​1,37m. Minimum accompanied height: No Restrictions.

Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover

This is a ride on a futuristic, zero-emissions type of transport. It is an attraction for young children. It's in Tomorrowland.

Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

A presentation on how technology has improved our lives in the 20th century, located in Tomorrowland. It is more suitable for those who understand English.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

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A Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – Foto: Eddison Esteban

Disney's Magic Kingdom's newest roller coaster isn't extreme, but it's fast. In a cart we entered the mine of the seven dwarfs and went through some scenes from the story. It is in the Fantasyland area.

Very busy, with queues averaging 90 minutes. The queue is interactive and the kids love it. It is worth checking! However, if you want to skip this part, there is an individual Lightning Lane for this attraction.

Minimum height: 0,97 m.

Mickey’s Philharmagic

4D movie attraction with some surprises from our favorite characters. There's never a long line, but it's a lot of fun! It's worth it while you're in Fantasyland!

Minimum height: No restrictions.

Peter Pan's Flight

It's a tour of Peter Pan's history in little flying boats. It is worth knowing if you have children, or if it is your first time at the park. It is one of the most sought after rides in the park, but it has an interactive queue to ease the wait. It is also in Fantasyland.

Minimum height: No restrictions.

It's a Small World

Traditional boat ride with animatronics representing people from all over the world to the sound of the song It's a Small World After All – which stays in our head for hours lol.

Created by Walt Disney, it has its version in all Disney parks around the world. A lot of people don't like this attraction, because it's older and has no emotion, but if it's your first time at Disney, it's worth checking out for tradition. It's a classic among the Magic Kingdom attractions, and it's located in Fantasyland.

Minimum height: No restrictions.

Under the Sea – The Journey of the Little Mermaid

Attraction with animatronics from the movie The Little Mermaid. It is a stroll in a shell-shaped cart, through the scenes of the film. It's also in Fantasyland.

Minimum height: No restrictions.

Ariel’s Grotto

Next to the Under the Sea attraction, here Ariel in her mermaid form stands for photos and autographs.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

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Dumbo the flying elephant toy?

Fly Dumbo, piloting up and down. It's another fun option in Fantasyland, and younger kids love it!

Minimum height: No restrictions.

Enchanted Tales With Belle

Attraction inside Beauty and the Beast castle in Fantasyland, where you enter an interactive tour of the film's story, all told by Belle.

Children and adults are invited to play characters in the story and even those who do not speak English can understand, if they have already seen the film. At the end you can take a picture with Belle in her famous golden dress.

Minimum height: No restrictions.

The Barnstormer

Goofy's children's roller coaster. It's in Fantasyland and the little ones love it.

Minimum height: 0,89 m.

Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station

A wet playground in Fantasyland, perfect for kids to have fun and get some relief from the Florida heat.

Pete’s Silly Sideshow

Location in Fantasyland to meet characters, take pictures and get autographs.

Prince Charm Regal Carrousel

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Prince Charm Regal Carrousel – Photo: krisjaus via Flickr

Traditional merry-go-round of Cinderella's Prince. In it adults can also ride the horses and spin a little, lol. It's in Fantasyland and it's worth it for the nostalgia.

Minimum height: No Restrictions.

mad tea party

Mad Hatter's Cups, from Alice in Wonderland, and they spin a lot. It's a classic among the Magic Kingdom attractions, and it's located in Fantasyland.

Minimum height: No restrictions.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Stroller ride through Winnie the Pooh story. Also in Fantasyland. Minimum height: No restrictions.

Princess Fairytale Hall

Place to meet the princesses for photo and autographs. It's in Fantasyland. It's busy, so if you have girls who love princesses and won't be dining with them at Cinderella's Royal Table, book Lightning Lane.

On one side is Cinderella and Princess Elena and on the other side is Rapunzel and Tiana.

Haunted Mansion

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A Haunted Mansion

Stroller ride inside a “haunted house”. Despite looking like horror, this attraction has very cute ghosts and is not scary. It's super fun, but be careful if you have very young children as it's pretty dark inside. The house is in the Liberty Square area.

Tip: Look for the lost bride's ring in the queue!

Minimum height: No restrictions.

Liberty Square Riverboat

A tour of the Rivers of America aboard the Liberty Belle, a Mississippi steamboat. Recommended more for those who have time to spare in the park. It's on Liberty Square.

The Hall of Presidents

A 22-minute presentation with all the presidents of the USA, right in the theme of the region where it is located, Liberty Square.

Big Thunder Mountain

Roller coaster that mimics a runaway train inside a mine. It's in Frontierland and it's not too extreme, but it's fast and swings a lot! In addition, it is one of the most famous and most sought after attractions in the park.

Minimum height: 1,02 m.

Splash Mountain

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The fall of Splash Mountain

Splash type toy, where a little boat rides through the story of the movie “A Canção do Sul”. It ends in a takedown that can get pretty wet, especially if you're in the first or second row. It is very popular, especially in the summer – the water helps to cool the Florida heat. ? It's in Frontierland.

Minimum height: 1,02m.

Country Bear Jamboree

It is an option to rest in Frontierland. It is a musical performance with bears singing country songs.

Tom Sawyer Island

An artificial island inspired by the book “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, by Mark Twain. Access is by boat and the site is for exploration only. It's in Frontierland.

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Boat ride through a tropical forest, where the boat driver tells the story of the ride in a funny way. It is in the Adventure Land area. For those who understand English, the jokes are fun, but even for those who don't understand it's nice to enjoy the ride.

Height Limit – No Restrictions.

Pirates of Caribbean

Boat trip through the scenarios that inspired the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean”. Actually the attraction came before the movie, and after it some scenes were added to it. It's in Adventure Land too. Oh, and look up how many times Captain Jack Sparrow appears on the ride. ?

Minimum height: No restrictions.

Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

It is located in Adventure Land and it is a presentation of birds and flowers that come to life.

Tinker Bell’s Magical Nook

Venue in Adventure Land to meet Tinker Bell and her friends for photos and autographs.

Swiss Family Treehouse

Attraction inspired by the classic “The Citadel of the Robinsons”, is a kind of playground/tree house. It's in Adventure Land.

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

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The Magic Carpets of Aladdin attraction sign – Anna Fox via Flickr

Children's attraction and similar to Dumbo and Astro Orbiter, but in this one, children fly on Aladdin's carpets. It's in Adventure Land.

Minimum height: No Restrictions.

Shows and Stops at Magic Kingdom

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Beauty and the Beast at the Festival of Fantasy Parade – Photo: John Frost via Flickr

The Magic Kingdom shows and parades are beautiful! You will be thrilled in many of them, and lull yourself to the rhythms of magic.

The nightly projection shows take place at Cinderella's Castle. Main Street is the main location to watch the afternoon parade, the Festival of Fantasy Parade.

Please note the times in the Times Guide, My Disney Experience App and/or Disney's Official Website, as performances may change.

Let the Magic Begin

Show with characters welcoming visitors. It takes place 15 minutes before the official opening of the park.

Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire

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Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire – Foto: Diana Kelly via Flickr

Show with the characters on the castle stage, presented a few times during the morning, until lunchtime.

Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade

Afternoon stop, where the main characters of the films are present, who pass on floats to the sound of lots of music.

Plan ahead to get a good seat, arriving 30 minutes to an hour early. The show usually starts at 15pm in Frontierland and ends at the end of Main Street.

Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party

Interactive stop that takes place at certain times during the day. The characters call the children and anyone who wants can participate and dance along the parade. It's super fun!

Happily Ever After

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Fireworks from the Happily Ever After show – Photo: Jeff Krause via Flickr

Magic Kingdom's nightly fireworks show, with projections in the castle and music that integrates with the fireworks. It can be seen from Main Street and the Walt Disney Statue Square in front of the castle.

It's a must! Plan ahead to get a good seat, arriving early, up to an hour early.

Once Upon a Time

Projection show at the castle that passes right after Happily Ever After. It can be seen from Main Street or from the square just in front of the castle, near the Walt Disney statue.

Halloween and Christmas Parties at the Magic Kingdom

Now that you've seen all the Magic Kingdom attractions, if you go from late August to October, or at the end of the year, you'll come across special parties:

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

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Decoração da Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party no Magic Kingdom

This is a Halloween party that takes place on select nights from September to late October, from 19pm to midnight. Despite the theme, it's a delicious party for the whole family and it's not scary at all!

To participate in the party, it is necessary to buy a separate ticket, and whoever has it can enter the park from 16 pm. The price starts from 79 dollars. Buying in advance through the website, there is a 10 dollar discount. Some dates sell out faster, so the tip is to book well in advance.

During the party, the decoration is themed and sweets are distributed free of charge. The parade is different (Boo to you Parade is introduced) and the night fireworks are different. On parade days there is no Happily Ever After

Besides that, some attractions are open, with much less line, and some rare characters, such as villains, appear for photos and autographs.

If you choose not to go to the Halloween party, do not book your trip to the Magic Kingdom on that date, as you will have to leave the park at 18 pm and you will miss the nightly fireworks show!

Always check the My Disney Experience website and app for seasonal party dates to plan your itinerary.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

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Christmas Parade at Magic Kingdom

The Christmas party at Magic Kingdom takes place between November and December. The entire park celebrates this date with a Christmas decoration.

It has a special ticket purchased separately and, like the Halloween party, it takes place from 19 pm to midnight, and it is possible to enter the park at 16 pm.

Tickets start at US$99, and if you buy in advance through the website, there is a discount of US$10. Some dates sell out faster, so the tip is to book well in advance.

During the party you will see the special Christmas parade and special fireworks show called Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks. Some rare characters appear in themed clothing, and cookies and hot chocolate are given away for free in some areas of the park.

Besides that, some attractions are open, with much less queue.

If you don't go to the Christmas party, don't book your trip to the Magic Kingdom on the selected dates, as you will have to leave the park at 18 pm and you will miss the nightly fireworks show!

Always check the My Disney Experience website and app for seasonal party dates to plan your itinerary.

How to get to Magic Kingdom

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Just like the other parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, to get to the Magic Kingdom we have some options, which vary a little if you are staying inside the complex or outside.

For those staying at the Disney complex

If you are staying in one of the Disney hotels, the easiest and cheapest way is to take one of the free buses that run around the complex. All Disney hotels, from budget to luxury, have this option.

Buses line up according to each park and run at short intervals. At the hotel reception you can find out about bus timetables and intervals.

Three luxury hotels have a direct monorail to the Magic Kingdom. They are located around Seven Seas Lagoon and are the Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Disney’s Contemporary Resort e Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

Those staying at Disney hotels can also drive to the Magic Kingdom. Parking costs 25 dollars a day and you only pay once, if you want to leave and return to the park on the same day. Tip: Save the parking paper to avoid double charging!

For those staying outside the complex

Going by car is an option widely used by those staying in houses or hotels outside the Disney complex. Whether in Orlando or near Disney, the roads are very well signposted and just follow the signs to the Magic Kingdom. For those who have GPS or Waze, it is super easy to locate, just put the name of the park.

For those who do not want to drive and are not staying in Disney hotels, the most viable option is to use Uber or other transport apps, since there is no public transport inside the Disney parks complex – and the distance is long to walk.

Lyft is usually cheaper and the price varies from where you're going. If you are going to use these transports, download their app. Uber works with the same app as España, with the difference that payment can only be made with an international credit card.

Mapa do Magic Kingdom

To find your way around, see the Magic Kingdom map and where its areas, attractions and shows are.

Magic Kingdom itinerary

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Donald Duck at Chef's Mickey lunch – Photo: Ashley via Flickr

Shall we do a script at the Magic Kingdom?

separate from one to two days of your schedule to enjoy all the Magic Kingdom attractions. As it is a park with many attractions and shows, if you really want to enjoy everything, you will need both days.

To get started, check the Magic Kingdom's opening and closing times on the My Disney Experience website or app to make your schedule.

If you are staying at Disney hotels, check the days of Extra Magic Hours in the park in the app. This is an advantage that guests have at Disney Parks, as they can enter 1 hour before or leave a few hours after the official closing time.

Tip: If you are not staying at Disney resorts, escape the day with Extra Magic Hours, as you will get the park already full when you enter.

Regardless of your choice, the tip is to arrive early and calculate a time of 40 to 60 minutes to travel from the parking lot to the entrance to the park. The suggestion is to schedule yourself to arrive 30 minutes to 1 hour in advance, before the official opening time. This makes it easier to pick up empty attractions and optimize your time.

If you choose to go to the Magic Kingdom on both days, arrive later on one of them and enjoy a meal at the table-service restaurants featuring the characters.

Itinerary for groups of adults or teenagers

Morning:

Upon arrival, pick up the map and Times Guide at the entrance. Take lots of pictures of Main Street and the Castle – take advantage of the empty days!

Head to the left and head straight to Adventureland. Take the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction and, if you're short on line, the Jungle Cruise.

Head to Frontierland and ride Big Thunder Mountain or Splash Mountain. Splash Mountain you can schedule for a quick queue, if you have purchased the Genie+, but it is more suitable only in the summer.

Head to Liberty Square and do the Haunted Mansion. After visiting the ghosts, go to Fantasyland. If it's already lunch time, a good option is the Pinocchio’s Village Haus, which is in this area.

Late:

After lunch, go to Phillarmagic, a super cute 4D movie theater and great for relaxing after your meal.

If it's your first time, I suggest visiting It's a Small World if you have a short line, because of the history and tradition of this attraction. If you prefer, another option is Under the Sea, where you will venture into the world of the Little Mermaid.

Head to Main Street or Frontierland between 14pm and 14:30pm to grab a seat and watch the Festival of Fantasy Parade, which takes place at 15pm.

Return to Fantasyland and, if you purchased the individual Lightning Lane, use it for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Then head to Tomorrowland and ride Buzz Lightyear's Spin Ranger. In this area, head to Space Mountain – same as the previous attraction, if you have one, use the individual Lightning Lane.

A tip: take the time to take pictures and meet characters.

Night:

An hour before the fireworks show, head to Main Street to grab a seat to watch Happily Ever After. A good spot is near the statue of Walt Disney in the square, in front of Cinderella's castle.

Bring snacks to eat while you wait, or one suggestion is to buy a hot dog from Casey's Corner, which is nearby on Main Street. Carts with popcorn and ice cream are all around.

Itinerary for groups with children

Morning:

Upon arrival, pick up the map and Times Guide at the entrance. Take lots of pictures of Main Street and the Castle – take advantage of the empty days!

Head left and head straight to Adventureland. Do the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction and if you're short on line, the Jungle Cruise.

Head to Liberty Square and do the Haunted Mansion, if your kids aren't afraid of the dark. After visiting the Haunted Mansion's ghosts, go to Fantasyland and do Peter Pan's Flight with Lightning Lane, if you've purchased Genie+.

At lunchtime, a good choice is Pinocchio's Village Haus located in this area. Take lots of pictures! Don't miss the Rapunzel Tower area, which is beautiful!

Late:

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Daisy and Donald Duck at the Festival of Fantasy Parade – Photo: Jeff Christiansen via Flickr

After lunch, go to Phillarmagic, a super cute 4D movie theater and great for relaxing after your meal.

If it's your first time at the Magic Kingdom, I suggest visiting It's a Small World if you have a short line, because of the history and tradition of this attraction. If you don't want to, another option is Under the Sea, where you'll venture into the world of the Little Mermaid.

Head to Main Street or Frontierland around 14pm – 14:30pm to grab a seat to watch the Festival of Fantasy Parade, which takes place at 15pm.

Return to Fantasyland and use the individual Lightning Lane, if you have purchased it, for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. If kids don't like roller coasters, other options are: Winnie the Pooh attraction, Dumbo or Princess Fairytale Hall. Take the opportunity to take pictures with some princesses!

Stop by the Storybook Circus area in Fantasyland. In the summer there is a playground with water spouts that children love. There we also find Daisy, Goofy and Donald for photos, as well as a little shop selling products and sweets, inside a circus tent that is amazing!

Then head to Tomorrowland and ride Buzz Lightyear's Spin Ranger. If you have Genie+, try to secure a spot on it with Lightning Lane. Take the time to take photos and meet characters.

Night:

An hour before the fireworks show, head to Main Street to grab a seat to watch Happily Ever After. A good spot is close to the Walt Disney statue in the square, in front of Cinderella's castle.

Bring snacks to eat while you wait. Or, one suggestion is to buy a hot dog from Casey's Corner, which is nearby on Main Street. Carts with popcorn and ice cream are all around.

Where to eat in the Magic Kingdom

In Magic Kingdom restaurants, advance reservations are required – through the My Disney Experience app or the Disney website, it is possible up to 180 days in advance.

Mickey ice cream (Mickey bar), popcorn and turkey leg (turkey leg) are found scattered throughout the park, in stalls.

Cinderella's Royal Table (with characters)

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Cinderella's Royal Table from the inside!

Dining inside the castle with the princesses is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here Cinderella is the hostess and takes pictures right at the entrance. Some princesses stay at the restaurant, Ariel, Aurora, Snow White, Belle and Jasmine.

In this restaurant payment is made at the time of booking. The value for adults is between 60 to 80 dollars, and for children under 9 years old between 38 to 48 dollars, depending on the meal. Starter, main course, dessert and non-alcoholic drink are included in the price.

Be Our Guest (with characters)

Located in Fantasyland, it represents the Beast's Castle and the theme is amazing! Dinner is table service and it's the only time the Beast shows up, doesn't Belle show up at this restaurant?

The fixed price for dinner is $60 for adults and $36 for children under 9 years old. Starter, main course, dessert and non-alcoholic drink are included.

During breakfast and lunch, it's a one-stop service, with French food. Even so, you need reservations for both meals.

After eating, visit the three wings of the restaurant and take lots of pictures! Realize, looking out the window, that the castle always has snow!

Crystal Palace (with characters)

Located on Main Street, it is a buffet style restaurant. Meals are made with Winnie the Pooh gang. Take lots of pictures, the restaurant looks like a crystal house and the decor is beautiful!

It works for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch and dinner are $52 for adults and $31 for children under 9.

The Plaza Restaurant

Located on Main Street, with traditional American dishes.

Tony’s Town Square

Located on Main Street, the famous restaurant from the movie “Lady and the Tramp”. Italian dishes well served and most of them can be shared. The decoration is beautiful, enjoy and take a photo of the fountain with Dama and Vagabundo.

#Tip: Ask the waiter if Lady and Tramp are at the restaurant and if they are signing autographs. He'll take your autograph book and come back with a surprise!

Jungle Navigation Co. Ltda. Skipper Canteen

Located in Adventureland, it is the themed restaurant of the Jungle Cruise attraction. Different dishes with an exotic style, but it has beef, chicken and even duck.

Pinocchio Village Haus

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O Pinocchio Village Haus - Photo: Anna Fox via Flickr

Located in Fantasyland, Pinocchio's restaurant. It has salads, fried chicken, soups and flatbread (pizza style with a thin crust), being more fast food style. Write your wish in the Blue Fairy book inside the restaurant! From some tables we can see the attraction “It's a Small World”.

Columbia Harbor House

Located on Liberty Square, it serves salads and seafood dishes, but in fast food. The decor is beautiful.

Casey’s Corner

Located on Main Street, it serves hot dogs and corn dogs (typical American breaded sausages). Good place to grab food and wait for the nightly shows.

Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café

Located in Tomorrowland, it has several fast food options with topping stations (complements such as lettuce, mushrooms, tomato and others).

Ice Cream Parlor

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Mickey's sundae – Photo: Sam Howzit via Flickr

Located on Main Street, it sells the famous Mickey Sink with ice cream.

Sleepy Hollow

Located in Liberty Square, where the famous funnel cake (funnel cake with strawberry and sugar syrup) and savory and sweet waffles are sold.

Hello Isle

Located in Adventureland, it serves the famous Pineapple Float, an ice cream with pineapple juice.

Genie+

Disney has launched a novelty for those who do not want to waste a lot of time in lines at attractions, and are willing to pay for it. This is Genie+, an upgrade benefit that can be purchased along with tickets or through the My Disney Experience app.

Genie+ allows you to schedule the fast line, called Lightning Lane, for the largest amusement park in the park. In fact, the translation of this name would be something like “lightning queue”, which already helps to understand the feature, doesn't it?

In addition to this benefit of fast lines, Genie+ also offers Disney PhotoPass and audio guides already included in the package price. Its value is $15 USD per day/person, excluding taxes.

It is also worth remembering that the old FastPass+ no longer exists, since Genie+ was implemented.

How does Lightning Lane work?

Lightning Lane Works like this:

  • Access the Disney app from 7 am the day you go to the park to mark the first Lightning Lane of the day.
  • Choose which attraction you want to go to first with the quick queue feature, and book your appointment.
  • After using the toy without queuing, you can now schedule the feature for a next attraction.

Only when the vacancies of the first time of an attraction are filled are spaces released for the next time. That is, it is not possible to schedule in the morning to go to a ride in the afternoon - unless it is something super busy and all the earlier times are already full.

It is also only possible to schedule one quick queue at a time. But in case you're unable to schedule Lightning Lane at the first time, don't worry: after two hours of an appointment, another one is released. So you don't stay without using the resource for a long time.

It is worth remembering that, on the most crowded days, the wait in line at the most popular attractions can reach 2 hours. That's why Genie+ is a good alternative, but only if your budget can afford that extra expense. Those who don't want to spend money on this need not worry, because you can enjoy (and a lot) Disney without this perk.

Magic Kingdom Attractions to Lightning Lane

At Magic Kingdom, Lightning Lane scheduling is available for the following attractions:

There is also the sale of the individual Lightning Lane, which exists exclusively for the most popular attractions in the park. In the case of Magic Kingdom, they are offered for Space Mountain and the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. And yes, as the benefit is sold separately, these attractions are not available on Genie+. You will only have a quick queue at them if you buy them separately.

The Space Mountain ride is available on Genie+ temporarily until August 7, 2022.

Is it worth using Lightning Lane at which attractions?

Magic Kingdom – EVERYTHING about Disney's most famous park

Peter Pan's Flight is a popular attraction and can be booked with Lightning Lane

If you are traveling with adults and/or teenagers only and everyone purchases the Genie+, the suggestion is to book one of the Lightning Lane to the Big Thunder Mountain attraction.

If you travel in the summer, choose Splash Mountain over Big Thunder, as it is a very wet attraction – perfect for cooling off.

If you are traveling with young children, we suggest booking Peter Pan's Flight and Buzz Lightyear's Space Range Spin attractions on Lightning Lane. Princess Fairytale Hall (princesses photo meet) can also be booked in a fast-track.

If you're on a budget and want to buy the individual Lightning Lane, Space Mountain and the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train are worth it, as they always have a long line.

Extra Magic Kingdom Tips

1) Download the apps before the trip

Download the mobile app from My disney experience to register now and link the tickets of your companions. Start researching attractions and places to eat, as well as looking at maps and checking average queue times.

2) Meeting with characters

Magic Kingdom – EVERYTHING about Disney's most famous park

Princess Elena of Avalor is presented at the Magic Kingdom – Photo: Walt Disney Television via Flickr

There are many characters scattered around the Magic Kingdom for photos and autographs.

Several princesses are found in their specific locations and four of them are located in Princess Fairytale Hall in Fantasyland. Look through the My Disney Experience app or park map for their location and time to meet them.

3) Pay attention to the times to enter the Magic Kingdom

Get there as early as possible as parks tend to start filling up an hour after opening. 

The Magic Kingdom always opens an hour before the official time for those who want to take pictures on the empty Main Street and watch the opening show Let the Magic Begin.

Consider travel time from the parking lot to the park entrance. Parking is at the Transportation and Ticket Center, and to get to the Magic Kingdom you need to take the monorail or ferry. This entire journey takes 30 minutes to an hour.

I suggest taking the monorail on the way to the park, so as not to waste time. Since the ferry takes longer, take the ride back and enjoy the beautiful view along the way.

A super tip: If on the way back from the Park the line for the monorail or ferry is too long, take the monorail to a hotel and from there to the Transportation and Ticket Center (Parking)

4) Tips for those traveling with children

If you have small children or babies, all parks have a Baby Care Center. In them, you can heat the baby food and get products such as diapers, tissues and even some medicines. Look at the location on the map or seek help from a cast member.

Rent it from companies outside the parks or buy a cart at Walmart to use with children aged 7 to 8 years. In the parks the rent is 50 dollars a day and the strollers are uncomfortable. Even if your child is older, the park is tiring to walk around all day.

5) What to bring to the park

We walked an average of 15 km through the Magic Kingdom. Therefore, prepare yourself physically before and wear comfortable shoes. Water in Orlando is drinkable, you can order it for free at restaurants.

Bring snacks, fruit and cookies to eat when you get hungry, especially for children.

6) For those who like photos for Instagram

Magic Kingdom – EVERYTHING about Disney's most famous park

Don't forget to register your moments in the park! ?

If you like professional photos with magical effects, buy in advance on the Disney website the Memory Maker. It costs 169 dollars three days in advance, comparing after that period costs 199 dollars.

With the Memory Card, all your photos at the attractions will be included! Some videos with effects are produced by surprise and it is a great souvenir of the trip.

7) What is prohibited

Inside the Walt Disney World Resort parks, smoking is prohibited. Selfie stick is also not allowed.

8) Extra Tips for Magic Kingdom

  • Parking costs $25 a day. You can leave and return to the park on the same day. Tip: keep the parking payment receipt to use more than once a day.
  • The parking lot is huge, so always take a picture of where you parked. It is divided between the area of ​​villains and heroes. If you forget where you parked your car, let a cast member know your arrival time, they will know which area your car should be in.
  • In case you forget your cell phone charger, in the Rapunzel Tower area of ​​Fantasyland there are several outlets where you can charge your cell phone.
  • For those staying at Disney hotels, use the free shuttle bus to and from the park.
  • There is a monorail that connects Disney Magic Kingdom to Epcot.

And finally, enjoy all the enchantment and get excited about the magic of Disney Magic Kingdom!

Magic Kingdom – EVERYTHING about Disney's most famous park

Performance at Magic Kingdom – unforgettable moments!

Where to stay near the Magic Kingdom

The Walt Disney World complex is located in Lake Buena Vista, near Kissimee. If you want to be very close to Disney parks, look for hotels in this area – Lake Buena Vista ou Kissimee – and not in Orlando.

Near the Magic Kingdom are four Disney hotels. Those who stay at these hotels in the complex have some advantages, including:

  • Free transport throughout the complex, from the airport to the hotel and vice versa
  • Extra Magic Hours – an extra hour when parks open or close
  • Entertainment such as a poolside movie theater and game room
  • Delivery of your purchases at the parks and Disney Springs to your hotel room
  • Each guest gets a magic band, the bracelet that can be used for everything: from the room key to the entrance to the parks, or even as a means of payment for purchases, if you add a credit card to your account.

Hotels near the Walt Disney World Resort

Magic Kingdom – EVERYTHING about Disney's most famous park

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Building – Click on photo to book
  • Home2 Suites By Hilton Orlando Flamingo Crossings, FL – Daily rates from US$ 130 – 9,2 grade
  • Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress – Daily rates from US$ 219 – 8,9 grade
  • Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort – Daily rates from US$ 1.200 – 9,3 grade
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando – Western Entrance – Daily rates from US$ 159 – 9,0 grade
  • TownePlace Suites Orlando at FLAMINGO CROSSINGS – Daily rates from US$ 151 – 8,9 grade

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do at Magic Kingdom?

There is a lot to do at Magic Kingdom, from various attractions, to fireworks shows, parades with the most famous Disney characters and meals accompanied by princesses. Learn all about Magic Kingdom in the full post.

What are the main attractions at Magic Kingdom?

Some of the most famous and popular attractions in the park are Space Mountain, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and the Haunted Mansion – but there are still many others. Learn all about the Magic Kingdom.

How much does the Magic Kingdom ticket cost?

The price of admission to Magic Kingdom is the same as any other Disney park in Florida. Currently, that amount is around $110.

How many days to visit the Magic Kingdom?

As it is a park with many attractions and shows, it is recommended to book at least two DAYS TO GO to meet you. Check out everything in the Magic Kingdom.

Where to stay near the Magic Kingdom?

Some accommodation options closer to the Magic Kingdom are the Home2 Suites By Hilton Orlando Flamingo Crossings, FLthe SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando – Western Entrance and the TownePlace Suites Orlando at FLAMINGO CROSSINGS. See even more information about the Magic Kingdom.

How to get to Magic Kingdom?

There are two options for getting to the park, which vary depending on whether you are staying at Disney hotels or not. See in the post what these forms of transport are, and learn more about the Magic Kingdom.

How is the Magic Kingdom fireworks show?

O Happily Ever After is the Magic Kingdom's most famous nightly fireworks show. It takes place every night before the park closes, except for Halloween and Christmas parties.

What are the Magic Kingdom restaurants?

Some of the most famous restaurants in the Magic Kingdom are Cinderella's Royal Table, which is located in Cinderella's castle, and Be Our Guest, which is the home of Beauty and the Beast. See more about Magic Kingdom.

Where to eat turkey thigh at Magic Kingdom?

The famous Smoked Turkey Leg is one of Disney's classic snacks, and you can find it at stalls throughout the Magic Kingdom.

How much does Disney's turkey leg cost?

At Magic Kingdom, the Smoked Turkey Leg costs around US$ 12. You can buy the delicacy almost anywhere in the park, at the snack stands.

Where to buy Mickey sink at Magic Kingdom?

The Ice Cream Parlor store is on Main Street of the Magic Kingdom, and that's where Mickey's sink full of luck is sold. Learn more about Magic Kingdom.

Can you bring food into the Magic Kingdom?

Yes, you can bring your own lunch to Magic Kingdom, but Disney has some rules. Glass packaging or foods with strong odors or that need to undergo some form of processing are not allowed. Quick snacks such as bread and cookies are accepted.

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