Magic Kingdom Must Do!

Disney World is a giant place with loads of family friendly activities to do. There is never enough time to complete everything Disney has to offer. Here are 5 Must Do’s you should add to your Magic Kingdom itinerary.


  1. Small World – Small World is a classic. It’s the first ever ride I rode in Disney World and helps make a great start to the trip. The ride is available to all ages. You sit on a boat in an air conditioned build and travel around the “world”. The lines to get on are generally fast and it’s nice if you’re trying to escape the Florida heat.
  2. Ride the Mountains – The mountains are Big Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Although Seven Dwarfs technically isn’t a mountain, I still add it to the list because it is one of the big rollercoaster Magic Kingdom has to offer. The rides are fast and exciting. Even though there is a height restriction, Disney offers a parent swap for families with young children. If you have older children in your party or you and your parent want to go on “adult” rides, take advantage of the parent swap.
  3. Meet Characters – Meeting your favorite character is fun for all ages.  Disney offers Character dining where you can sit and eat, and the characters come to you. My family has never done a character dining but we have met characters throughout the park. They are located everywhere throughout the park. If you’re looking for a specific character, you can look on your park map or ask a cast member for directions.
  4. Sweets – A perfect Disney trip wouldn’t be completed without eating some type of treat. Disney offers many desert selections; my favorite being Mickey Mouse ice-cream bars. If ice-cream isn’t for you, stop by Main Street Confectionery shop. It’s located in the front of the park and offers caramel apples, peanut brittle, fudge, and much more! An added bonus is it’s made on-site and you can watch them create the sweet treats.
  5. Fireworks & Parades – The fireworks are one of my favorite parts about Disney. It’s a perfect way to end a long day. If you have young children in your party, I recommend watching the parades. The parades are fun for all ages, but if your child can’t or doesn’t stay up for the firework show, the parades are just as fun to watch!

I hope this list helped you plan your visit to Magic Kingdom. There is a lot more that I would add to this list, but this is what I deem to be the most important.

  • Ashley

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