20. Astro Orbiter
Board an elevator at Tomorrowland and ascend to a loading platform where you wait to board your 2-passenger spaceship. You are the newest star pilot, and your mission is before you! Once you have clearance you board your rocket and prepare for liftoff! Enjoy a high-flying adventure as you soar around a galaxy of planets with all the sights and sounds of Tomorrowland below. Though this attraction is built somewhat like the Magic Carpets of Aladdin and Dumbo the Flying Elephant, its height and speed make it somewhat more exhilarating that its lower-altitude counterparts. The Astro Orbiter is tons of fun, and it’s no secret, so you may want to use a FastPass+ selection for this ride so you don’t miss your chance to test your skill at liftoff!
19. Enchanted Tales with Belle
Visit the childhood home of Belle and her inventor father Maurice when you stop by to experience the story of Beauty and the Beast told in a way it’s never been told before! Stroll through parts of Maurice’s workshop and see tools and inventions in progress as you make your way toward a large room where other Guests are gathering as well. Be sure to allow smaller children to stand up front so they don’t miss a minute of the Disney magic about to unfold. A Cast Member calls every Guest’s attention toward a mirror on the wall in front of them, welcomes them and leads the group in a chant of “Take me back to the day Belle and Beast fell in love,” and suddenly, the mirror on the wall grows and transforms right before your eyes into an open doorway to the next room, where Madame Armoire, the wardrobe, is standing against the wall. But there’s another surprise—Madame Armoire is not merely an inanimate wardrobe, but rather a “living,” moving character that begins talking to the Guests, welcoming them to the room.
Madame Armoire explains to Guests what’s about to take place—everyone who wants a part will have one—a role in a special performance in Belle’s honor. Children and adults alike are chosen to play the roles of Maurice, the horse, Mrs. Potts and more, and given props to hold. In the next room, which is a beautiful library, Guests sit down on benches facing a fireplace, and Lumiere is alive and well on the mantle and lets Guests know that Belle is on her way to the library. He encourages everyone to be very quiet so that Belle doesn’t suspect a surprise. Once she enters, Guests begin to act out her story for her, while a narrator reads the story aloud. Once the story and presentation are finished, Belle poses for PhotoPass photos with everyone who took a part in the performance. This attraction is fun for kids of all ages, as well as Mom, Dad and grandparents! FastPass+ service is available but not necessary for this experience.
18. Move It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street Party
This fun parade is more of a street party with parade floats that takes place three times a day at Magic Kingdom. You’ll know it’s just about time to do your “groove thing” when you begin to see huge presents circling in front of Cinderella Castle! During the Move It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Party, Guests of all ages are invited to dance, shake their tailfeathers and get into the celebration as floats pass by hosting on them the likes of Genie from Disney’s Aladdin, all your pals from Disney/PIXAR’s Toy Story, Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde from Zootopiaand of course, Mickey and Minnie! Be sure to take plenty of pictures of yourself and your family breakin’ it down, and when you post to social media, use the tag #MoveitShakeitPics to keep the party going long after the parade floats are gone!
17. Hall of Presidents
As theme parks go, Walt Disney World is unique in having educational attractions that actually attract huge crowds. Walt Disney himself was a big proponent of knowledge, progress and bettering oneself. He was also a patriot. No attraction better embodies all of those things than the Hall of Presidents attraction at Magic Kingdom. The attraction is home to an audio-animatronic robot likeness of every man who has served as President of our great country since its birth in 1776. A wonderful presentation is given about the office of President, and as part of that presentation, each President is introduced by name in order from 1776 to the present day. The audio-animatronic robots look so much like our Presidents, thanks to the work of Disney sculptor Blaine Gibson who also sculpted hundreds of faces for other attractions at Disney, like Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean. Don’t miss this production that is presented several times throughout the day at Liberty Square. The theater in which it is shown is large, meaning that many Guests can experience the attraction at one time.
16. Princess Fairytale Hall
The beautiful Princess Fairytale Hall is divided into two sections—each hosting two Disney princesses. The inner walls of Fairytale Hall are ornately decorated with royal colors, tapestries and draperies. It’s surely a place fit for royalty! You and your little princesses can meet Princesses Rapunzel, Tiana, Cinderella and Elena of Avalor. These princesses greet Guests in a two large drawing rooms inside the Hall. PhotoPass photographers are on hand to make sure that every magical moment is captured. The princesses also sign autograph books and answer questions about what it’s like to be a princess. Though all four princesses reside in Princess Fairytale Hall, Rapunzel and Tiana meet Guests in a separate room from where Cinderella and Elena meet Guests. FastPass+ service is offered, but you’ll need one FastPass+ time to meet Rapunzel and Tiana, and one FastPass+ time to meet Cinderella and Elena. These are two separate experiences at Fairytale Hall and there are two separate queues in which to wait.