For the young and the young at heart, Magic Kingdom® Park is where dreams begin ... and come to life. We encourage you to devote at least two full days exploring its six lands — Adventureland® Area, Frontierland® Area, Liberty Square Area, Fantasyland® Area, Tomorrowland® Area and Main Street, U.S.A.® Area You may cross paths with a princess — or your favorite mouse — as you traverse the park, experiencing the attractions, exploring Cinderella Castle and partaking in the parades and shows.
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 recommend arriving at least 30 minutes ahead of park opening and planning at least two days to fully experience Magic Kingdom® Park. Mickey, Minnie and the gang arrive by train to welcome you during the opening show that is held 15 minutes before official park opening. After that, you’ll be ushered in and ready to get hopping! The park is set up as a wheel with the spokes separating the lands. Cinderella Castle forms the center. We recommend experiencing the highest priority attractions with the lowest durations first. If you start your day at park opening, you can experience a few hours with very low wait times. Save your FastPass+ experiences for the afternoon and early evening hours when crowds are at their highest. For parents with young tadpoles, we recommend taking a break in the afternoon and then coming back in the evening for the parade and fireworks.
Magic Kingdom® Park FastPass+ Priority Attractions and Entertainment
Because of the high number of attractions within Magic Kingdom® Park, there are more FastPass+ options than the other parks. We recommend you prioritize based on this list and your family preferences. If you do not want to meet characters, then skip them. While there are plenty of viewing locations around the park for the parades, a front-row view will require you to secure a spot at least 35 minutes ahead of time. We like the FastPasss+ viewing locations for parades and Wishes because the reserved viewing area is not crowded and offers plenty of room to stretch out. Below are the top FastPass+ priorities for Magic Kingdom® Park.
We’ve created this one-day touring plan so you can experience the most pop¬ular attractions with the lowest waits, prioritizing rides that should be visited within the first hour, and within the first two and last two hours. This plan assumes you are starting within the first hour of park opening and finishing in the late afternoon, which leaves time to visit other attractions, characters, shops and evening entertainment. To incorporate priority character experiences such as Meet Elsa & Anna at Princess Fairytale Hall and Enchanted Tales with Belle, we recommend you follow our Magic Kingdom® Park Two-Day plan.
Make advance FastPass+ reservations at Splash Mountain® Attraction, Peter Pan's Flight® Attraction and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Aim for the times listed below. Remember, you can modify your one-hour selection times within My Disney Experience.
We’ve created this two-day touring plan so you can experience the most popular attractions with the lowest waits, prioritizing rides that should be visited within the first hour, and within the first two and last two hours. This plan assumes you are starting within the first hour of park opening, taking a break in the afternoon and then returning in the evening.
Magic Kingdom® 2-Day Touring Plan
Day 1: Make advance FastPass+ reservations at at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Meet Elsa & Anna at Princess Fairytale Hall and Enchanted Tales with Belle. Aim for the times listed below. Remember, you can modify your one-hour selection times within My Disney Experience.
Day 2: Make advance FastPass+ reservations at at Splash Mountain® Attraction, Peter Pan's Flight® Attraction and Disney Festival of Fantasy. Aim for the times listed below. Remember, you can modify your one-hour selection times within My Disney Experience.
Day 1 Plan
Day 2 Plan
For those of you who don't plan to arrive at park opening or want more flexibility than a touring plan, our general map is the easiest way to determine at a glance the best times to visit Magic Kingdom® Park's attractions. A printer-friendly version of this map is included on our 1-Day and 2-Day plans.
Looking for more park hours and events? Check out the Orlando Crowd Calendar.
The Frog Family follows a general touring plan for each day at the Walt Disney World® Resort theme parks.
If you are like us and will be traveling with little ones, we suggest navigating the park by land and experiencing the most popular attractions with the shortest durations when crowds are lowest. When the park is relatively empty, you don’t want to find yourself watching a 30-minute show! Be sure to check out our Magic Kingdom® Park Touring Plans to plan your visit to the parks.
Make sure to take advantage of FastPass+, a new reservation system that allows guests to book up to three attractions and entertainment options per day in one park. Resort guests can make FastPass+ reservations up to 60 days in advance of their trip and non-resort guests can book up to 30 days in advance of their trip by creating a profile and linking their tickets on My Disney Experience. You’ll find more information about FastPass+, including how to make or modify reservations via the park kiosks, on our Guide to FastPass+ and MyMagic+.
Remember to bring your camera, but don't worry: If you forget, cameras, memory cards and batteries are always available for purchase in the park. Be sure to bring water and sunscreen. During the rainy season, having a poncho, umbrella or light raincoat is a good idea, too. Remember to drink plenty of liquids during your visit. Magic Kingdom® Park is a big place! We recommend you wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes.
Bring your autograph book with you for the character meet-and-greets throughout the park, or pick one up at numerous shops throughout the park.
Many Disney cast members are fluent in more than one language. The flags on their nametags indicate which languages they speak.
Look for the Disney photographer at the entrance to the Park and in front of Cinderella Castle to get that magical memory of your day at the Magic Kingdom® Park.
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. Adults with youngsters too small to ride may take turns riding an attraction. There is no need to wait in line twice. Ask a Cast Member for details about Child Swap. Check the Magic Kingdom® Park Times Guide in the park for the most current show times and hours.
If your party decides to split up, remember to set a meeting place and time. Try not to pick any place too trafficked, like in front of Cinderella Castle, or it may be difficult to find your party.
Magic Kingdom® Park has five ATMs: under the Main Street train station, at City Hall, in the Adventureland® Area breezeway, at Pinocchio Village Haus and at the Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. arcade near Space Mountain® Attraction. You can exchange most foreign currency at City Hall.
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