Spending the day at the Magic Kingdom but not sure what to do first? Not to worry, I am here to help you conquer the Magic Kingdom, all six lands, in a timely manner. Keeping your time management schedule can get pretty difficult considering all the distractions there are. Between parades, characters and those can’t miss snack lines, it gets a tad bit insane. I am excited to share my personal method of successfully conquering all lands with you. From morning, noon, tonight, let’s begin!
9 am – Rope drop. The most important part of the day. Before I head into the park, I typically think about the one ride that doesn’t quite deserve a 90-minute wait such as Peter Pan. An all-time favorite classic but I somehow can’t get myself to wait that long during the day. After Peter Pan, I like to finish out Fantasyland as much as I could. The Little Mermaid, and if you are lucky, Seven Dwarfs. Surprise! You are able to meet Gaston and Ariel within a short distance of each other.
After finishing Fantasyland, head back to Main Street, U.S.A for the Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It! Street Party. If you don’t have any kiddies and don’t interact in the parade, I suggest watching from the train station. The view above Main Street overlooking the castle is simply extraordinary. Adventureland will be next to conquer, followed by Frontierland. Especially if it is a hot summer day, you and your family will want to get on Splash Mountain before the late afternoon. I recommend working your way up the line hitting all the rides in order. It is less walking back and forth. This also saves you a little time! Enjoy your favorite lunch spot for a leg break and let’s start again.
Time to walk off the delicious food you just ate. But first, digestion is key! Haunted Mansion is the perfect ride to chill out before heading back out to the Kingdom. If you know me, you know just how sickly obsessed with Haunted Mansion I am. Memento Mori located right outside of the ride exit is my outlet to danger. And by danger, I mean spending all my money on Haunted merch for absolutely no reason. On that note, let’s leave. Hall of Presidents, it’s a small world and PhilharMagic are the perfect attractions to hangout near because at 3 pm, you will be able to catch Festival of Fantasy parade. It starts in Frontierland and makes way all the way down Main Street, U.S.A.
I like to head back through Fantasyland, a pit stop at Winnie the Pooh, and start for Storybook Circus. Storybook Circus is a cute little section that makes you feel like you are in “Dumbo Time”. The Walt Disney Railroad is also located at the circus. Shortcut? Take the train to Main Street where you can leisure shop without any crowds since it is in the middle of the day.
After a little retail therapy, it is the perfect time to head over to Tomorrowland. I normally save Tomorrowland for after dark because of its character with the night lights on. Also, dinner time. Starlight Cafe is my favorite spot and if I could, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Peoplemover is ideal for after dinner. Slow, breezy and just great. I mean, it is the Peoplemover! Finishing Tomorrowland in its entirety is always fast and easy considering everything is located right next to each other.
It is almost showtime! Once you have successfully completed the kingdom without missing a beat, I think the perfect reward is Happily Ever After. Tip: Leave Tomorrowland over the bridge and find a spot centrally located. It is the best viewing spot for the show! For more fireworks recommendations read Best Magic Kingdom Firework Viewing Locations.
I hope my personal to-do list was helpful when trying to conquer all the lands. If you have more questions or tips, be sure to contact us here at WDW Vacation Tips or read our article 10 Things Not to Miss at Disney World Enjoy!
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