A trip to Disney is a day like no other! With all the rides, costumes, and food, it is a family-friendly destination that never gets old. If you plan on visiting the Magic Kingdom soon, you’ll want to make sure you make the most of your day there. Look below at our Disney Bucket List, 25 things to do at Magic Kingdom Disney sure to help you have the most magical day ever!
Disney Bucket List: 25 Things to Do at Magic Kingdom Disney
I want to share a few tips on planning your trip! Make sure to check out places like Airbnb for discount places to stay, in many cases, it's cheaper than a hotel in the area, but don't discount the themed hotels ( we loved the Disney All-Star Movie Resort ) but be prepared to spend a bit more on them!
Just to give you an idea I was peaking around Airbnb and found an entire 4 bedroom home for only $79 night, an apartment right in the middle of downtown for $79 a night, and a tropical-themed room for rent for $42 a night! Super cheap for the area!
Don't forget to check out Get Away Today for their Disney discount packages (and also Universal ones as well!)
Destination Florida has some great discount packages for Disney and other places out in town as well!
Wel also shared How to Get a Free Disney World Vacation.
Set up your Fast Passes
Before you even head to the park, download the Disney app and start choosing Fast Pass times. This way you will have rides reserved prior to arriving. If dining (seated dining, not grab and go) at the park, be sure to make reservations prior to arriving. This will save you time and allow you to experience more of the park.
Collect character signatures
Keep your autograph books on hand, because your favorite Disney characters will be out and about signing books and taking photos. Also, ask about any scheduled appearances on the day of your visit as there are a few every day.
Grab a Dole Whip
Disney is famous for this pineapple treat! Be sure to grab one and cool off in between rides. These are hard to find elsewhere, so you have to grab them while you are here! This is a must-do food item on the Disney Bucket List.
Visit Ariel in her Grotto
If you love The Little Mermaid, go visit Ariel in your grotto where you can take pictures with her! You can get the full underwater experience with her!
Take flight with Peter Pan
Hop aboard the mini ships and set sail through the land of pirates and fairies with Peter Pan and friends. Any kid that is a fan of Jake and the Neverland Pirate will also love this ride.
Get the spooks at The Haunted Mansion
Ready to get scared? The Haunted Mansion is a spooky and yet gorgeous ride that takes you through the scariest house in Disney! This is made even better when you can visit during Halloween!
Feast on a turkey leg
Nom nom! The giant turkey legs are a tasty treat Magic Kingdom Disney is famous for! Grab one and start gnawing! I find the ones at Disney just as good at the ones you get at any of the Midevil Festivals and even better than any fair ones!
Catch the afternoon parade
Disney puts on a grand afternoon parade around 3 pm each day. Set down about 30 minutes early so you can get an up-close view! All your favorite characters make an appearance and they always have a few surprises.
Don’t forget the fireworks
The Magic Kingdom Disney puts on a spectacular fireworks display at closing each evening. There really is no bad spot in the park to watch, so anywhere you camp out you should be able to get a view. It's worth sticking around for or even coming back for!
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Fly with Dumbo
The Dumbo ride lets visitors load onto Dumbo and soar into the sky or some fresh air and fun. This has always been one of my favorite rides as a kid the feeling of flying was something I wanted to do over and over again.
The Mad Hatters Tea Cups
Climb into these giant teacups and take them for a fun spin. Just don’t overdo it, you don’t want to get sick! This is another one I loved as a kid, I would try to see how fast I could go. We also did them before lunch, just a tip!
Pirates of The Caribbean ride
Hop into the boat and set out for a pirate adventure! This ride is a visual treat and a must-see for fans of the movie. Sometimes you can catch some live action from the characters while you wait!
Collect some pins
Are you a Disney pin collector? If you have any Disney pins you can trade them at the Magic Kingdom with Disney cast members. This is a great way to start a Disney Collection for kids!
Press a penny
This is a fun way to get an inexpensive souvenir. Get cheap souvenirs when you use the press machines to stamp out your own souvenir penny. We do this everywhere we go and so it's rightfully so on our Disney Bucket List. There are some fun Penny Collection albums to display them in as well.
Ride It’s a Small World
The song will be stuck in your head for an hour, but it is worth it! This ride is a visual treat that takes you through all different lands and cultures. I loved just doing the boat ride as a kid but grew to appreciate the cultures represented as well.
If you wish to do a character dining experience, Crystal Palace brings all of the Winnie the Pooh characters to you while you eat! Make reservations ahead of time for the best seats!
The Hall of Presidents
This historically based attraction features animatronic Presidents of present and past. It is a wonderful way to “hear” them speak! This is a great learning experience for kids too!
Buzz Light Year Ranger Spin
This fun interactive game lets kids fight the bad guys in space. Lots of lasers and lights included! The ride is different every time as you try to up your score, as a mom even I love this ride.
This rollercoaster is designed for the little guys and features just enough thrill to be fun but not scary. This way everyone at your party can have a fun ride.
The Jungle Cruise
Jump aboard the Jungle Cruise and take a slow ride through the jungle where animatronic animals are waiting to entertain you. We watched the movies before visiting this one and the kids were comparing it to the movies the whole time.
Sit for a spell and watch this animated attraction that is designed for the senses! This is our favorite way to cool off for a bit and not miss a beat. Trust me you will want all the air-conditioned time you can get!
Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Hop aboard Aladdin’s magic carpets and go for a ride in the sky! Although it sounds scary, this ride is ideal for little ones. This is a lot like the dumbo ride but more popular because of the release of the live-action Aladdin movie.
The Tiki Room
Huddle into the Tiki Room where the tiki birds are waiting to entertain you with songs and laughs.
Liberty Square Riverboat
The Liberty Square Riverboat is a leisurely way to wind down the river and see the sites. It is perfect if you want to sit for a bit and rest up.
Splash Mountain is one of Disney’s thrill rides with plenty of dips and turns, drops and droops, and of course, a nice splash at the end! It's a great way to cool off, just don't forget to smile pretty for your photo!