Mom and child riding Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • On Nov 24, 2018
    Shelley from Co. Kerry Asked

    My family of 4 includes a 7 yr girl and a 6 yr boy and we are going to Magic Kingdom on Dec 26/18 just for 1 day park entry. what would be your top 10 things to do during a 1 day itinerary? Both kids meet min height requirements for rides.

    Hi Shelley,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! One day, one park - let us make it happen!

    At Magic Kingdom, I would review the attractions list as well as the list of character and entertainment experiences. Start with your three initial Fast Pass+ selections during the early morning hours. If park opening is at 9:00 a.m., I would schedule our Fast Pass+ selections for 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. For those selections, I would pick Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain and Splash Mountain. Other attractions I would include: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Tomorrowland Speedway, Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin and Peter Pan's Flight. 

    I would also suggest that you do at least one character dining experience. Our girls adore Cinderella's Royal Table and The Crystal Palace. If you need an autograph from Mickey Mouse and the gang, hop on the resort monorail to Disney's Contemporary Resort and dine at Chef Mickey's. On our last visit, Minnie Mouse was quite charming! Know also that you can walk to Disney's Contemporary Resort from Magic Kingdom. It is about a 10 minute walk. To save time, I definitely suggest that you walk back rather than taking the resort monorail. The monorail makes several stops on the return to Magic Kingdom. Also, since it looks as if you are visiting during an extremely busy time of year, be careful with leaving the park when it might reach capacity.

    Shelley, to end the evening I do hope you get to view the fireworks. By far, this is my family's perfect way to end the day!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
    Donyell
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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