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I am a working mother of four adult children, 2 granddogs, and one grandcat. I have been a Disney fanatic since 1959, when my parents took my sister and I on a journey across the country to Disneyland. Needless to say, we were thrilled, and this became our vacation destination for the next 10 years. Later, when Walt Disney World was opened, we travelled to Florida and discovered a whole new Disney experience, and WDW became our new vacation destination. Now, our extended family members are all Disney Fanatics and always ready to talk about anything Disney.

15 Things You Need to Know About Visiting Magic Kingdom

Walt And Mickey Disney Castle

1. The Kiss Goodnight At Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, there is a special occurrence at the end of every day that many guests are not aware of.  Every night, at closing time, after the final parade and fireworks show, the crowds begin to make their way to the exits.  About 30 minutes later, Cinderella’s Castle begins twinkling and “When ...

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15 Things You Need to Know About Visiting Magic Kingdom

2. Magic Kingdom Shopping Okay, let’s get serious.  No one can visit the Magic Kingdom and not leave with some sort of souvenir.  The shops are all over the place, in every land, and places in between.  There is no excuse for not bringing home some sort of memorbelia from this magical world of imagination.  I would have to say ...

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15 Things You Need to Know About Visiting Magic Kingdom

Disney Railroad

14. Ride the Rails One of the best ways to get an idea of all that the Magic Kingdom has to offer is to take a relaxing 20-minute full circle tour on one of the Magic Kingdom’s vintage steam-powered trains.  There are stops at Frontierland and Fantasyland, in addition to the Main Street Station.  This also gives the crowds a ...

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15 Things You Need to Know About Visiting Magic Kingdom

Disney Castle

13. 2-Day Visit If you are not limited by time, you really need at least two days to experience all the Magic Kingdom has to offer.  This one theme park is laid out over 107 acres, and consists of six separate themed “lands”.  Many guests have attempted to “see it all in a day”, but sometimes Mother Nature may have ...

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15 Things You Need to Know About Visiting Magic Kingdom

12. Be Prepared A day at the Magic Kingdom is filled with all sorts of surprises and magical happenings, so it’s a good idea to be ready for anything.  In other words, pack what I call a “Mary Poppins” bag or backpack filled with first aid items (band aids, antibiotic cream, ibuprofen, upset stomach medication, etc.), extra pairs of sunglasses, ...

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15 Things You Need to Know About Visiting Magic Kingdom

Fastpass

11. Fast Passes A tip for using your fast passes wisely.  Try to schedule your fast pass reservations to begin after 11:00 am.  During the early hours of opening, you can usually access most of the popular attractions without an exceptionally long wait.  Let’s say you have reserved Space Mountain for 9:30 am. and you get there and the wait ...

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15 Things You Need to Know About Visiting Magic Kingdom

Trolley Car

10. Main Street, USA The moment you enter Main Street, you travel back in time to a turn-of-the-century all-American home town, where every nostalgic building is draped in red, white, and blue banners and the American flag flies high above Town Square.  Every evening guests are invited to watch a special tribute to all veterans while the American flag is ...

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15 Things You Need to Know About Visiting Magic Kingdom

9. Tomorrowland The most popular ride in Tomorrowland is Space Mountain, a thrilling roller coaster ride which takes place inside, and in the dark.  It is filled with plenty of sharp turns, quick dips, and will give you a hair-raising ride that you won’t soon forget.  You’ll feel the need to ride it again and again.  Another nice perk of ...

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15 Things You Need to Know About Visiting Magic Kingdom

Dumbo Flying Elephant - Magic Kingdom

8. Dumbo’s Storybook Circus Who doesn’t know the story of Dumbo, his Mother, and Timothy the Mouse, from the classic Disney animated film, “Dumbo”?  There are two delightful Dumbo rides with an indoor play area inside where your children will be entertained while parents watch and wait for their ride pager goes off when it’s time to ride.  There are ...

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15 Things You Need to Know About Visiting Magic Kingdom

Ariel's Castle

7. Fantasyland Fantasyland is where magic and fantasy come together to create a wonderland of enchanting rides, attractions, shopping, and dining.  The two most popular rides in Fantasyland are Peter Pan’s Flight, where you board a flying pirate ship which is suspended from a track located on the ceiling, so you get the unique feel of actually flying.   The other ...

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