Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 9, 2014
    Anita from KS Asked

    We are planning one day at Magic Kingdom. We have never been. Our daughter is 6. I am overwhelmed with all of the info. We are staying with friends in the area. I had no idea we needed to make reservations etc... are we out of luck? Any tips?

    Hey Anita!

    You are definitely not out of luck. The key to experiencing as much of the Magic Kingdom as possible is to arrive early.

    If you arrive at 'rope drop', you will get to experience quite a few of the popular attractions before a majority of the crowds arrive without the need for making FastPass+ selections. If you have some attractions you must experience go there first as some, such as the lines for meeting Anna & Elsa at Princess Fairytale Hall and the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, do fill up quickly.

    When it comes to eating at the Magic Kingdom some of my favorite spots are quick service restaurants including my absolutely favorite, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café. Quick service restaurants do not require an Advanced Dining Reservation. If you are looking for a tasty treat stop by Aloha Isle for Walt Disney World's famous Dole Whip.

    After lunch I suggest experiencing some of the rides and shows with historically low wait times such as the iconic It's A Small World, Mickey's PhilharMagic and Country Bear Jamboree.

    I hope this helps with your planning. If you have any other questions please come back and see me.

    Wishing you a practically perfect Disney day!

    Sue N., IN
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Meet the Panelist: Sue, Indiana

Just call me "Super Team Mom." I am a banker by day and a Disney fanatic and Team Mom extraordinaire by night. I can leap volleyball players in a single bound all while planning dinner for 25 people, coordinating fundraisers and booking travel arrangements. I was born and raised in Maine and am currently living in Indiana. I can't wait to help you plan for magical sports vacations at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Learn More About Sue

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