Have you ever had the pleasure of taking your children to the most magical place on earth? Iâ€™m talking about Disneyâ€™s Magic Kingdom. Earlier this summer my family visited the Walt Disney World Resort. It was a truly magical trip and my girls were completely blown away.
Itâ€™s a big place with a lot to see so today; I’ll be sharing tips with you on how to maximize your experience at the Magic Kingdom. My husband and I have been to Walt Disney World many times before having our girls, including on our honeymoon. However, it was our first visit to Disney World with our girls. It was their very first trip to the happiest place on earth and it needed to be extra magical.
If you’ve already been to the Magic Kingdom, you may know some of these tips already, but if you’ve never been with kids you may want to take some notes on things to do. Believe me, it’s a completely different magical experience with children.
- If you have children under the age of 8, pay the $15 for a single or $31 for a double stroller if you have more than one kid. They will get overwhelmed and exhausted and you will be carrying children. Save your back, rent a stroller.
- Grab a map of the park and the list of times for meet and greets and where the meet and greets will be held. Believe me, if your kid has no interest in meeting Daisy Duck and you get stuck in that traffic, you will not be in a good mood. I suggest finding out who your child’s must meet characters are and then planning your time in the park around those meet and greet opportunities. Believe me, if your daughter sees Rapunzel walking around and you didn’t get her autograph, overtired children will mutiny on you, right in the middle of the happiest freaking place on earth.
- Wear comfortable shoes that stay on, can get wet and don’t pose a trip and fall hazard.
- Be sure to buy your autograph book before you get to the Magic Kingdom for the simple fact that you won’t want to waste the time in line at the shop when you should be in line for meet and greets. And when you walk up to the characters, have the book already open to the page your child wants them to sign on. Then date the autograph, so you can remember the trip properly.
- Fast pass is your friend. Get fast passes for everything that they offer fast passes for, including shows and popular rides with the children. Fast passes can also be gotten for the meet and greet with the princesses and Mickey and Minnie. If you donâ€™t get fast passes, expect to waste 45-70 minutes waiting to meet your children’s heroes. I am NOT exaggerating. There are not enough hours in the day to meet and greet all the characters. You must prioritize or have the entire week to devote just to the Magic Kingdom.
- Take a lot of deep breaths and have patience. Enjoy yourself. Your children will be very excited and overwhelmed and tired. Be understanding and remember that you are there for them. Itâ€™s all about the little ones. You can have a vague schedule but kids are not predictable. Donâ€™t let a missed plan ruin your entire vacation.
What is your childâ€™s favorite part of the Magic Kingdom?
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