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Things To Do At Magic Kingdom With Teens And Tweens

Magic Kingdom really is the place of every child and many adults’ dreams.

It’s that feeling you get when you walk through the gates that gets you in the pit of your stomach. And do you know what? It never ever wears off; every time we visit I get that same feeling.

Cinderella's Castle at Magic Kingdom, Disney World, With Teens And Tweens www.extraordinarychaos.com
But navigating Magic Kingdom is no mean feat; you want to do everything at once.

The first time we visited up was like a headless chicken. Magic Kingdom is one of those wonderful, crazy; magical places that is pays to have a plan.

We split Magic Kingdom into two visits early morning and late evening. These are both times that for me are just not to be missed. Yes, you can do a full day, but I like to spread the visit out so we are not tired and enjoy the full Magic Kingdom experience.

If you do plan a morning visit, then arrive for rope drop. The opening party at Magic Kingdom is just incredible, every time I see it I feel emotional. It is just so so magical.

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Like-wise the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular is just breath-taking.

Disney fireworks are like no other fireworks I have ever seen, the scale and beauty is epic. And just to see the looks on the boy’s faces as they watch with wonder really melts my heart. No matter how cool they think they are, the fireworks blew them away, you could see it all over their faces.

When you arrive at the park at opening time head straight to the Walt Disney World Railway on Main Street, ride to Fantasyland and start at the back of the park. Set your fastpass selections for later in the day and enjoy the rides at the back of the park before it gets too busy.

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Get memory maker

There are Disney cast photographers dotted all over the park and the queues are never long for random park shots. Yes, you have to queue a little longer to meet the characters but it is so worth it.

Meeting Woody and Jessie at Frontierland at Magic Kingdom, With Teens And Tweens www.extraordinarychaos.com

And also many of the rides take action shots or video clips. All of these are included in the Memory Maker, which makes it fantastic value. We have downloaded over 300 photos from our 13-night trip. All those lovely memories are just priceless.

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Eat at Be Our Guest,

Omg I thought I was going to cry when we walked into the Beasts Castle, Beauty and the Beast is my favourite Disney film so to be in the castle was incredible. We sat in the ballroom by the window watching the snow flurry outside. It is such a surreal experience. No matter what room you dine in you are able to wander around the castle and enjoy the other rooms. A highlight for me was seeing the rose in the West Wing.

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If you are a die-hard Disney fan don’t miss the Carousel of Progress.

We had never ever ridden this before and I loved it. The ride is the result of a collaboration between General Electric and Walt Disney for the 1964–1965 New York World’s Fair. It is said to be one of the only attractions to be touched by the great Walt Disney himself and tracks an American family throughout modern history.

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Take in the surroundings;

I know there are so many incredible rides. But the attention to detail is just mind-blowing, every building, rock and tree has a purpose and is blended together to make one of the exciting and beautiful experiences ever. Somewhere you can’t help but feel young at heart and forget the restraints of everyday and adult life.

And lastly here is the Christie families’ top 5 not to be missed rides,

Jack: Splash Mountain

Joe: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Chris: Space Mountain

And mine are It’s a Small World and The Haunted Mansion.

Magic Kingdom is not just for kids, but the most amazing experience for every age young or old. And I can’t wait to go back.

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  1. Maria Noell
    22nd September 2015 / 12:22 am

    Looking at your lovely pics makes me want to go back so desperately with my little ones. It doesn’t seem right that I have been and they haven’t when I see how happy your boys look xoxo

    • SarahJChristie
      24th September 2015 / 5:12 pm

      Ah thank you Maria, oh you need to take them in the futture so you can all enjoy it together xxx

  2. 22nd September 2015 / 9:33 pm

    My holiday does not start until I see the castle at the top of Main Street. I am getting goose bumps just thinking about it. Great tips as always Sarah. Its the most congested park so splitting your visit is definitely a winner. Be our Guest is amazing and we dined in the West Wing right by the rose. And as for Wishes….. well it gets me sobbing everytime. Love all your pictures Sarah x

    • SarahJChristie
      24th September 2015 / 5:47 pm

      Ah Tracey every time I think of it I want to go back sobs xx

  3. 22nd September 2015 / 10:00 pm

    Love the phots my girls would love meeting all the toy story characters! x

    • SarahJChristie
      24th September 2015 / 5:51 pm

      Ah thanks Amy, oh it was just so amazing we just love all things Disney and it all felt so special x

  4. 22nd September 2015 / 10:31 pm

    Great photos! I can’t wait to bring my son! Beauty and the Beast is my all-time favorite Disney movie too so being at the castle would definitely be number one on my list to visit. I still remember going on the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland, that’s a great one. It looks like you all had an amazing time, such a fantastic experience.

    • SarahJChristie
      24th September 2015 / 10:34 pm

      Thanks Cindy, oh the Beasts Castle was breathtaking I could have cried I love it so much x

  5. 23rd September 2015 / 12:47 am

    Hi there! Visiting through #MondayEscapes! Aahh, I loved this post – I’m really craving some Disney right now and I’m trying to decide if I should go during their Halloween decoration time or the Holidays! What is that finger machine thing?! Everything has become so technologically advanced, I love it! xo

    • SarahJChristie
      24th September 2015 / 10:36 pm

      Kana thank you so much, ooh we have done Halloween and loved it so much but I haven’t visited at Christmas Holiday and would just love too, I know you are so right Disney is something you definitely crave x

  6. 25th September 2015 / 12:37 pm

    That’s such a good idea the memory maker โ€“ I can imagine if you don’t get it, all those snaps would really add up! I think I would be in my element in the Magic Kingdom. It looks more fancy when I was there in my teens. Gosh I can’t wait to go one day with Monkey. We’re going to be peeing our pants! Thanks for linking up with #MondayEscapes

    • SarahJChristie
      26th September 2015 / 8:03 pm

      Ting the memory maker is just incredible, and yes you are going to love it so much has changed x

  7. 27th September 2015 / 8:34 pm

    Amazing pictures. I love Magic Kingdom, definitely my favourite park. We went four times last time and I’m going to attempt four times next time too ๐Ÿ™‚

    • SarahJChristie
      30th September 2015 / 9:54 pm

      Ah I love it these, It makes you feel so young doesn’t it?

  8. 5th May 2017 / 7:55 pm

    When you visit the Magic Kingdom you have to feel like e child! Thanks for bringing back memories, Sarah!

    • SarahJChristie
      7th May 2017 / 8:11 pm

      I totally agree Agness, I love how it gives you that buzz and feeling of pure joy x

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