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15 Experiences Not To Miss in Magic Kingdom

There is so much to see and do at Magic Kingdom. It can be hard to experience it all. To help you navigate the Park, we have 15 top experiences that you won’t want to miss.

This list will help you determine what to focus on during your visit to Magic Kingdom.

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15. Fireworks

We are going to start at the end of the day. Don’t miss out on the fantastic firework show when visiting Magic Kingdom. No matter if it is the current Disney Enchantment or if Happily Ever After has returned, you won’t want to miss out on these nighttime spectaculars.

Both shows offer a moving show that combines fireworks, projections, and fantastic music from beloved Disney shows. There is something truly magical about wrapping up your evening with these shows at the Magic Kingdom.

Mickey and Minnie 50th Anniversary Outfits

14. Meet Mickey Mouse

It wouldn’t be a trip to Magic Kingdom without a trip to see Mickey Mouse. Guests can meet Mickey Mouse at Tony Square Theatre as they enter the Magic Kingdom.

Right now, he is wearing his adorable 50th-anniversary outfit. As this outfit will probably be retired in March 2023, visiting Mickey at Magic Kingdom is even more important to do right now.

13. Parade/Cavalcades

Don’t miss out on the Festival of Fantasy parade or the many cavalcades at Magic Kingdom. These are great ways to see so many unforgettable Disney characters. The Festival of Fantasy parade features outstanding floats and the fire-breathing Maleficent dragon.

Our favorite of all the cavalcades is the Adventure Friend Cavalcade. This one typically only happens later in the day, so you will want to check the time’s guide, so you don’t miss out. What we love about this cavalcade is that it features not only 20+ characters but also unique characters.

You won’t want to miss these amazing displays and fun shows.

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12. Pirates of the Caribbean

Take advantage of riding Pirates of the Caribbean in Adventureland. This is one of our favorite rides. It offers great music, a fun storyline, a thrill, and a great time overall. Make sure that you take time to ride this classic Disney attraction.

11. Haunted Mansion

Another top ride in Magic Kingdom you won’t want to miss out on is Haunted Mansion. This ride is a classic Disney ride. Guests will love the spooky but cheesy storyline as they travel through the Haunted Mansion on the doom-buggy. This is a classic Disney ride that you won’t want to miss out on during your visit to Magic Kingdom.

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10. Space Mountain

A trip to Magic Kingdom wouldn’t be complete without a ride through space. Space Mountain is an indoor coaster that takes Guests through a high-speed space adventure. This ride can be super intense in the dark, but it is so much fun.

9. Splash Mountain

A log ride that is so much fun. Splash Mountain is a 13-minute ride that takes Guests through the story of Brier Rabbit. A few drops and one significant drop into the briar patch make this ride a top ride in Magic Kingdom. Know that it will close soon to make way for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.

8. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Get ready for the wildest ride in the wilderness. This coaster is an exciting race through the wild west. We love this coaster as it is excellent for little ones as they get tall enough. With no big drops, it is the perfect amount of thrills.

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7. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

The most popular ride in Magic Kingdom is the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Fantasyland. This coaster is family-friendly and allows even littler ones to enjoy the fun. Guests travel through the story of Snow White as they visit the mine with the dwarfs. It is a smooth ride with a few small thrills and fun animatronics.

6. Pictures

Don’t visit Magic Kingdom without stopping for photos along the way. Make sure you take the iconic front of the castle picture as you walk down Main Street, U.S.A.. We also recommend finding other fun, unique places to take pictures.

We like on the side of the castle, in the different lands, and even from Tom Swayer Island. Don’t rush past all these beautiful pictures. Instead, slow down and try to capture the shot.

Remember, if you love photos, consider purchasing Memory Maker. This allows you to have unlimited downloads of the ride pictures and pictures taken by the amazing photographers at Disney.

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5. It’s a small world

Make sure you stop by it’s a small world during your vacation. No matter how you feel about the song, the ride is a Disney classic. Although many prefer the ride in Disneyland, this iconic attraction still brings an important message to Guests.

4. Peter Pan’s Flight

It wouldn’t be a trip to Magic Kingdom without a stop at Peter Pan’s Flight. There is something truly magical about flying with Peter and his friends. We love this classic dark ride and appreciate how we can fly high above the different scenes that bring the story to life.

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3. Snacks

It wouldn’t be a trip to Magic Kingdom without having some snacks. We recommend trying out the Spring Rolls and the Dole Whips in Adventureland. These are two of the most popular treats in Magic Kingdom, and for a good reason. They are fantastic.

2. Relax

Take time to slow down while visiting the Magic Kingdom. Enjoy a snack on the hub grass, stroll through the shops, and take in the details. It can be easy to rush right by all these details during a vacation. Slow down to enjoy them.


1. Enjoy the Magic

Finally, make sure you are enjoying the magic. A trip to Magic Kingdom isn’t about how many times you can ride Space Mountain (although it is fun to keep track) but about the magical moments you create with those you love. Take time to enjoy those moments that pop up throughout the day as you are visiting Magic Kingdom. Those are the memories that you will remember.

Those are the top fifteen experiences we wouldn’t recommend not missing during your time in the Magic Kingdom. We hope that it helps you navigate your time in this Disney Park.

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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