12 July 2018

Disney Guide: Magic Kingdom

Welcome to the dedicated Disney section of my blog! You’re probably here as you’re a fan of Disney yourself or you’re planning a holiday of a lifetime to Walt Disney World, this section is all about Disney, Universal Studios and anything/everything related to your Florida vacay.

I’ve decided to set up this section as I have so much to talk about when it comes to Florida, so it would be way easier to put everything here so it’s easy to find.

Each week I’ll be discussing a topic revolved around Florida, whether it’s the latest Disney news, my favourite rides at Universal or Best Places to Eat, this dedicated page is home to all things Sunshine State!

Kicking off the blog, I’d like to talk about Magic Kingdom since it’s the most popular and busiest park. The centre of the park revolves around the iconic Cinderella’s castle, where come nightfall, there are spectacular fireworks displays and 3-D projections for a 360 degree view for all to enjoy.

Magic Kingdom was the first park to have been built in Walt Disney World, there are six different lands which hold a glorious selection of rides and attractions to suit the whole family, Magic Kingdom is one of my favourite as it’s the one which definitely has the most Disney-vibe to it, although it’s not a great park for those looking for thrill roller coasters, it’s certainly one that you don’t want to miss.

The first land in Magic Kingdom is Main Street USA, a beautiful yet busy street showing the all-American town, in the distance you will see Cinderella’s Castle in all its glory and is the perfect view for the firework display, just make sure you get there early! There is a selection of shops and goodies on Main Street USA, including an authentic barber shop where you can actually get your haircut, plus many authentic Disney shops to bag the best souvenirs.

Just to the right of Main Street USA, you’ll find yourself in Tomorrowland, a land which has been inspired by futuristic design and plays homage to a galactic community and was designed to look like future. Here you’ll find the famous Space Mountain ride and a selection of other attractions.

Next up is Fantasyland, like stepping into your very own fairytale, this land looks like the perfect Disney inspired village, with rides such as Peter Pan’s Flight and other fairytale inspired attractions, the little one’s will love this land, you’ll also find a selection of food and drink options if you’re looking for a bite to eat.

If it’s the Wild West you’re after, then Frontierland is the place to be, get your thrills on Big Thunder Mountain and Splash Mountain, Frontierland also comes with its very own log cabins and saloon bars.

Adventureland is next on the list, home to the much-loved Pirates of the Caribbean ride, this section of the park is part tropical island, part jungle. There is also the Swiss Family Robinson treehouse which you can explore at your leisure and let’s not forget the Cruise down the river Nile (this is particularly good when the sun has gone down).
Magic Kingdom also has a selection of parades which are held at numerous times throughout the day, make note of the parade times so you can get a good seat, as being stuck in the parade crowds can be hectic. However, it’s also a good time to get in line for the busier rides, you can also get book in allocated time slots on fast-pass through the My Disney Experience app, inside the app you can access parade times, character meetings and view real-time wait times.

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A must-see fireworks experience is the Wishes Fireworks display, just make sure you get a good spot as this is a popular attraction, a little tip, make sure you go towards the park exist as the crowds can be overwhelming when leaving the park. You may have to wait a while to get back to the car park, so plan your exit as smoothly as possible.

Character meetings are a huge part of the Disney experience and scheduling times can be viewed on the app as mentioned above, the bigger the character the more queues so be prepared to wait in line if you’re looking for a specific someone, plan in advance as the Florida heat can be overwhelming.

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Magic Kingdom is the best Disney park for the ultimate Disney fans and really transports you into the Disney universe, although not a huge thrill-seekers park, Magic Kingdom is definitely an amazing experience and really sets the tone for the other Disney Parks.

Have you been to Magic Kingdom? Please leave any comments and questions below!

G x

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