10 Clever Tips For Tackling Magic Kingdom Park

Winnie the Pooh Line

7. Use Both Lines

Depending on which blogs or books you have read about Disney you may have bene advised to go to the right or to the left in ride queues for a quicker waiting experience.  While I don’t know that one waiting line is necessarily shorter or longer, I do advise guests to stay aware and use both sides of a ride queue when they are both open.

6. Arrive at Rope Drop

Castle Entrance

Rope drop is Disney lingo for park opening.  The name developed quite literally from the process of dropping the entrance rope each morning and signifying the start of a new park day before guests were free to enter the park.  Arriving at rope drop means you can head right over to an attraction and walk on with no wait or a very short wait.  In fact, in my experience the first half hour after the park opens tends to be a lighter traffic time enabling early guests to see at least two attractions with no wait.  I love headlining over to one of the Magic Kingdom Mountains at rope drop and enjoying a quick ride with a low wait time.

5. Visit during Extra Magic Hours

Mine Train

There is nothing cleverer than doing Magic Kingdom big during extra magic hours. Enjoying the parks when only the resort guests are permitted to be riding attractions in the park means much shorter wait times.  During especially busy times of the Disney year, my family only rides attractions during extra magic hours.  Waiting in standby lines, or even fast pass lines in the midday heat when we could return for evening extra magic hours and enjoy half the wait time just makes no sense.

4. Wait in Outdoor Ride Queues during Cooler Parts of the Day

Jungle Cruise

Most Walt Disney World veterans can likely think of some exceptionally hot ride queues.  Big Thunder Mountain and Tomorrowland Speedway comes to mind for me.  Do Magic Kingdom the clever way by enjoying these rides during the cooler part of the day, maybe even at rope drop.  No one likes standing in the blazing Florida sun unnecessarily.

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