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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.