I was invited by Disney to attend the #ZootopiaEvent Press Junket at Walt Disney World in Orlando, which included visiting the Magic Kingdom. Post sponsored by Disney, but all magical opinions are mine alone.
I hope you all have been following our #ZootopiaEvent journey as we bring you our last adventure of our trip. No worries I have much more Disney magic to share with you all in the upcoming months! Today I want to share with you 10 Things You Must Do At Disney’s Magic Kingdom when visiting for the first time!
10 Things You Must Do At Disney’s Magic Kingdom
Disney’s Magic Kingdom has many attractions, rides, shows, and parades to experience. I highly suggest leaving at least 2 full days to explore the park. Especially if it’s your first time.
It was hard choosing just 10 things to do at the Magic Kingdom, but with a little help from my 4 and 6-year-old daughters we came up with our top 10 Things You Must Do At Disney’s Magic Kingdom.
Cinderella’s Castle at the Magic Kingdom is an iconic picture moment. Make sure to take a family photo in front of the beautiful castle. You can either ask another family to exchange photos or find a photographer. Either way, don’t go home without this photo!
Tip: The Memory Maker is a wonderful investment while visiting Walt Disney World and I highly recommend it. Photographers will add a bit of magic and pixie dust to your photos.
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Big Thunder Mountain is the perfect thrill ride for adults and kiddos alike! It’s fast, fun, but not scary for the little kids. My 6-year-old daughter loves it and it’s one of her all time favorites!
If you can get a fast pass for this ride even better! The lines can get pretty long. While there, jump on over to Splash Mountain right next door!
Enchanted Tales with Belle
If you have a princess, Fairytales with Belle is a must! This is the only area where you will find Belle and are able to take a picture with her. Not only do you get to see Belle up close and personal, but you can even be a part of the story.
On our last visit, my oldest got picked as the Beast and she was over the moon when she got to dance with Belle!! Now that’s a magical moment!
It’s a Small World Ride
This is another favorite of my girls. It’s a Small World is a must when at the Magic Kingdom. It’s one of the original rides in the park and a beautiful ride. Now, I’m going to warn you! Once on the ride, you won’t be able to get the song out of your head!
Your singing it right now, aren’t you?
Pirate’s of the Caribbean Ride
If you’re lucky enough you can get on pirates without needing a fast pass.
If you are a fan of the movie Pirates of the Caribbean or even Johnny Depp, then you will love this boat ride with a small surprise in store! Sit back, relax, and keep a look out for pirates!
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride
Definitely get a fast pass for the Mine Train if possible as soon as you plan your Disney trip! It’s the most popular ride right now at the Magic Kingdom, mostly because it’s still fairly new, but the ride is so awesome that my girls always want to ride it twice!!
It’s perfect for adults and kids! Plus, keep your eyes open when on the ride, because you can see the Beasts Castle and towards the end the of the ride you don’t want to miss the party going on in the Dwarfs home!
Character greetings are those special moments where you see kids of all ages face light up with joy! This is the moment that many of us wait for when visiting any of the Walt Disney World theme parks!
I remember when my daughters first got to meet Anna and Elsa! Their faces said it all and you can tell that they just couldn’t believe it! It’s a magical moment!
Moments like these are not only for the kids, make sure to take a picture with your favorite characters too!
Main Street Electrical Parade
If you get the opportunity and your kiddos can make it through the night, I highly suggest Disney’s Electrical Parade! It’s a beautiful light up the parade with some of your favorite Disney characters and villains!
There are two parades a night, so you have two-time slots to choose from. Fast passes are also available but save those for the busy rides. Just make sure to get a spot early on, because the parade area does get pretty busy. Grab some snacks nearby and rest while the parade begins.
Our favorite location to watch the parade is on the front area of Main Street USA. This gives you a larger view of all the floats coming out of the gate.
It’s not a Disney day if you haven’t had a Dole Whip at Aloha Isle! You can either get a Dole Whip Float or a regular Dole Whip Cup, right by the Aladdin Magic Carpet ride.
Dining character experiences are the best way when meeting characters. This gives you the chance to rest and fuel up for your day’s adventure while spending time with some of your favorite characters.
All of these dining options require reservations, so make sure to book them as soon as you can. Be Our Guest, Cinderella’s Royal Table, and Crystal Palace are 3 of our favorite character dining choices in all of the Disney theme parks! Mainly because my girls get to meet and take pictures with their favorite characters without this mommy stressing out.
Be Our Guest is the only one that offers character greetings with the Beast during dinner time only.
Cinderella’s Royal Table will have several Disney Princesses, including Cinderella who greets while you dine.
Crystal Palace will have all of the Hundred Acre Wood characters. This is a buffet style meal, so you are able to enjoy while the characters walk around and say hello.
Most importantly when visiting any of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks is to have fun, relax, and take in those magical memories!! They are the perfect place to celebrate special occasions, visit during Spring for the Flower and Garden Festival, Summer Vacations, Fall for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween, and don’t forget to visit during their most magical time of the year, Christmas!
**Tip: Download their MyExperience App. it allows you to see show times, how long the rides are, make reservations, and so much more!**
Plus, don’t forget!! Disney’s newest animation movie Zootopia is now playing in theaters everywhere!
The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia,” a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”), opens in theaters on March 4, 2016.
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Visit the official ZOOTOPIA website here: http://movies.disney.com/zootopia
ZOOTOPIA opened in theaters everywhere this past Friday, March 4th!
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