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12 Disney Dining Tips and Tricks That Even Experienced Disney-goers May Not Know

1. Earlier Arrival May Result in Earlier Seating. The restaurant has no responsibility to seat you until your actual reservation time arrives. However, cancellations around your reservation time could result in earlier seating for your family if you choose. If you would love to be seated earlier, mention your thoughts to the host or hostesses at check in and let ...

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12 Disney Dining Tips and Tricks That Even Experienced Disney-goers May Not Know

2. Walk Up Spots Are Worth Trying. Even with all the dining options on the property, it is not unusual to find popular restaurants booked solid.  My family has been lucky enough to be able to walk up for seating at restaurants across the property quite a few times.  While there are no guarantees, last minute cancellations do happen.  So, ...

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12 Disney Dining Tips and Tricks That Even Experienced Disney-goers May Not Know

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3. Cancellation is Free. If you see a restaurant opening that your family may be interested in on the Disney website, go ahead and book it while it is available. Dining cancellation is free up to 24 hours in advance.  This means that you can switch around your dining schedule as long as you have made any cancellations at least ...

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Top 10 Most Significant Experiences at The Magic Kingdom

Fireworks

10. Watching the Fireworks at the End of the Day. No visit to The Magic Kingdom is complete without the day culminating with gorgeous, sparkling fireworks erupting above Cinderella Castle.  Reflecting on the magical day you experienced with loved ones as Tinkerbell soars over Tomorrowland is an unmatched experience for families.  A firework ending is the only suitable way to ...

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Top 10 Most Significant Experiences at The Magic Kingdom

Country Bear Jamboree

9. Stomping Along to the Music in Country Bear Jamboree. The jokes may be corny and the stars of the show may be furry, but Country Bear Jamboree is a fantastic show.  This show has been in place since the opening of the park and excites guests with two shows a year, the daily show and the Christmas show during ...

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Top 10 Most Significant Experiences at The Magic Kingdom

Castle Entrance

Regardless of if you are ten or one hundred years old, you likely still get excited when walking through the gates of The Magic Kingdom for a day of fun.  We all have different ride, food, and activity preferences in The Magic Kingdom.  However, some experiences in the park are universally significant to park guests.  

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Top 10 Most Significant Experiences at The Magic Kingdom

1. Hearing the Music On Main Street U.S.A. Anyone that has vacationed at Walt Disney World will agree that something magical happens when you walk through the gates of the park and hear the upbeat music funneling through Main Street U.S.A.  The sounds of an excited crowd rushing toward the fun, The Magic Kingdom Railroad Engine pulling into the Main ...

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Top 10 Most Significant Experiences at The Magic Kingdom

Castle Main St. USA

2. The First Glimpse of the Castle. When you think Walt Disney World, Cinderella Castle likely comes to mind.  Walking down Main Street U.S.A. toward the castle is magical.  Regardless of your age, seeing the castle as you enter The Magic Kingdom will be an exciting moment.  Cinderella Castle is now so much more than just a movie setting.  The ...

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Top 10 Most Significant Experiences at The Magic Kingdom

Castle Main St. USA

3. Smells of the Food on Main Street U.S.A. Between the sugary baked goods at the Confectionary drifting out the open doors, coffee aroma wafting from Starbucks, popcorn carts rolling around between guests and Casey’s Corner selling hotdogs at the end of the street, there are some incredible opportunities for snacking on Main Street.  The memory of the delicious smells ...

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Top 10 Most Significant Experiences at The Magic Kingdom

Splash Mountain

4. Rolling Down Splash Mountain. Splash Mountain is such a fun ride that mixes the charm of a storybook ride with the log flumes of a thrill ride.  The intense drop at the end of the ride makes riding Splash Mountain a rite of passage for some Disney families.  Everyone remembers their first ride down Splash Mountain when they were ...

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