With its storybook Cinderella Castle and six spectacular themed lands, Magic Kingdom® Park is the primary destination for those visiting the Orlando theme parks. Easily the most popular park in the entire world, Magic Kingdom® Park is always busy. For that reason, we frogs recommend at least some basic planning before your visit. We’ve outlined the key attractions and entertainment for you to experience along with detailed information such as the location and the best time of day to visit. For those of you who are hopping to do more, our step-by-step touring plans are just the ticket!See all attractions and park plans
You'll feel just like us frogs, having more fun and hopping around with less wait, if you use our tips for navigating Magic Kingdom® Park.
We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes ahead of park opening and planning at least two days to fully experience Magic Kingdom® Park. If you start your day at park opening, you can experience a few hours with very low wait times. Experience the highest priority attractions with the lowest durations first. Save your FastPass+ experiences for the afternoon and early evening hours when crowds are at their highest. For parents with young tadpoles, we suggest taking a break in the afternoon and then coming back in the evening for the parade and fireworks.
Doing a little bit of planning at the outset, whether you want a full park plan or you just identify a few of your priorities, can mean the difference between a good time and a great time. To make the most of your time at Magic Kingdom® Park, follow these tips:
This is by far the Walt Disney World® Resort's most-visited park, with many of Disney’s beloved classic attractions such as Dumbo the Flying Elephant® and Peter Pan's Flight® Attraction. Because it has more than double the attractions of the other theme parks, it is much harder to experience in one day. And with waits as high for the character meet-and-greets as for the main attractions, setting your priorities at the outset and being smart with your FastPass+ selections is a must. We offer a list of Magic Kingdom® Park FastPass+ priority attractions and Park Plans to help you plan your days in the parks.
Magic Kingdom® Park is a big place! We recommend you wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes, and plan to do a lot of walking! Check out our tips for using a stroller in the parks. Besides the rides, character meet-and-greets are some of the most fun things you can do inside the parks. We recommend you bring your own oversized pen or marker for autographs. You can make your own autograph book or purchase one in the parks, but the characters will sign just about anything! Don’t be surprised if your little ones are frightened by the characters, at least at first. Here are some tips you can follow to make meeting the characters a smooth process.
At the most picturesque locations around the park, including Cinderella Castle, you’ll find Disney photographers, ready to capture your magical moments. After they take your picture, you can have them tap your MagicBand or swipe your park ticket. The pictures can be purchased after your trip online, or you can purchase the Memory Maker package in advance of your trip for even greater savings.
If you have a little princess who wants the royal treatment, make a reservation for the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Young buccaneers can join the Pirates League for a fitting makeover. If you just need a trim, head over to the Harmony Barbershop, which specialized in first haircuts and offers keepsake packages.
We off a full list of the park's quick service and table service restaurants. For a table-service meal, Advance Dining Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days in advance of your trip online or by calling 407-WDW-DINE (939-3463). You can also make priority seating arrangements when you arrive at the Park at either Guest Relations or the desired eatery.
You'll find a list of the park's attractions under Things to Do, where you can discover which attractions you and your family are most interested in, see current wait times for that attraction and height requirements.
Looking for more park hours and events? Check out the Orlando Crowd Calendar.