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Chris Gonzales is a writer and freelance editor who hails from Oklahoma City but full-time RVs with his wife and son. As a family of WDW Passholders, they spend much of their time in Orlando and have become quite knowledgable about the parks. Though their travels take them away from time to time, they always find their way back.

13 Magical Moments You Must Have at Disney World Resort

1. Watch Fireworks By far, some of the most magical things Disney has to offer are their fireworks shows. Each one is beautiful in its own way, and you will want to be sure to see all the nighttime spectaculars. Be sure to bring a tissue though; some of these shows might just bring a tear to your eye.

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13 Magical Moments You Must Have at Disney World Resort

Character Dining Minnie

2. Eat a Character Meal As we mentioned before, you will definitely want to seek out your favorite Disney characters for hugs and autographs. However, you may also want to consider a character meal. This will allow you to spend extra time with your favorite friends while also cutting back on the amount of time you spend in line. Of ...

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13 Magical Moments You Must Have at Disney World Resort

3. Stay at Magic Kingdom until Closing For the most part, a Disney park closing is relatively uneventful. Magic Kingdom is the exception. Here, Mickey Mouse wishes all guests a good night via a recording piped over speakers throughout the park. It’s a pretty fun way to close out the night.

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13 Magical Moments You Must Have at Disney World Resort

4. Squeeze In an Extra Magic Hour Another great way to see the parks with fewer crowds is to visit during Extra Magic Hours. If you’re going to be staying onsite, you will definitely want to squeeze in at least one Extra Magic Hour during your vacation. During this time, only Disney resort guests are allowed in the park, meaning ...

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13 Magical Moments You Must Have at Disney World Resort

8. Ride the Monorail The monorail is a classic Disney icon and one ride you absolutely must take. Fortunately, if you go to Magic Kingdom, you will almost certainly end up riding the monorail—unless, of course, you’re staying onsite in hotel with a bus that drops you off at Magic Kingdom. If this is the case, take the time to ...

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13 Magical Moments You Must Have at Disney World Resort

7. Hop on a Dark Ride Disney invented the dark ride. Therefore, they have the most practice at them, which explains why they do them best. Make sure you experience the dark rides during your visit to Disney World. After all, you wouldn’t want to miss such classics as Peter Pans Flight, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Its a Small ...

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13 Magical Moments You Must Have at Disney World Resort

World Showcase

6. Walk Around the World Disney World is the only place where you can walk around the world in one day. Take advantage of this by allowing an entire afternoon to get all the way around the World Showcase at Epcot. Enjoy the incredible performers there and try some interesting foods. It’s an experience that’s well worth your time!

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13 Magical Moments You Must Have at Disney World Resort

5. Arrive at Rope Drop The less crowded a Disney park is, the more fun it’ll be. This is why everyone should experience a Disney park at opening at least once. When you arrive early in the morning, you beat the crowds, and this means shorter wait times and more fun crammed into a shorter amount of time. Besides, the ...

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13 Magical Moments You Must Have at Disney World Resort

Alice In Wonderland

12. Meet Favorite Characters Nothing says Disney World like meeting your favorite Disney friends. Of course you’ll want to meet Mickey himself, but also make sure to see a few princesses, as well as your personal favorites. Don’t forget your autograph book!

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13 Magical Moments You Must Have at Disney World Resort

Castle Parade Mickey

11. Watch a Parade Disney parades are some of the best in the world. Therefore, you should definitely take the time to stop and watch one. In fact, we recommend watching as many parades as possible during your visit, as this is one of the best ways to see a multitude of characters in a short amount of time.

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