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Tips for Visiting Magic Kingdom in One Day

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

What is the Best Strategy for Doing Magic Kingdom in One Day?

Maybe you wonder how you can see the best of Magic Kingdom in one day with your kids tagging along; getting maximum fun out of Magic Kingdom requires planning. From the day you conceive the idea of spending time with your loved ones at the park, you must put plans into motion.
To save valuable time on the morning of the tour, purchase your tickets online prior to your arrival. Arrive early to the venue; one hour ahead of opening time is just ideal. Picking the right day and season will go a long way in determining how much fun you can savor. Off-season tours are known to be more fun because there are fewer people on the queues waiting; early spring or fall is just ideal. If you are staying a Disney World hotel or a vacation home near Disney World, take advantage of their special ‘one hour ahead’ of other off-site guests.
If you take a look at your Magic Kingdom map, you can see the whole park is laid out in a circle, so as you enter the main gate, turn left towards Adventure Land as other would most certainly turn right to Tomorrow Land. This gives you a head start and would allow you see more and ride more.
Plan your itinerary with the ages of your kids in mind. This is quite important as kids of certain ages may not be allowed to embark on some rides. Utilize FASTPASS creatively. Some FASTPASS attractions get longer lines than others, making their FASTPASS worth more than others. In the Magic Kingdom, getting a FASTPASS for Splash Mountain, Space Mountain and Peter Pan’s Flight will save you the most time.
Pack your bag with all the drinks and snacks you will need so you don’t stop the tour when you are hungry. Plan to leave late in the day so you can do some shopping on Main Street and other shops after the park has closed.
A good understanding of the major attractions in each segment will save you enormous time as you might not necessarily need to see all eventually.

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Vacation Homes Near Disney

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Vacation Homes Near Disney

We were on our second night of our Disney Vacation and we had gone to the Disney Parks for the second straight day. Yesterday we went to Animal Kingdom and today we went to the Magic Kingdom. I never realized how hard it is to visit 2 theme parks 2 days straight. My calves and feet were seriously hurtin’ and I felt like I just ran a marathon. What I did not realize is that I may have just walked one in our 2 days at the Disney theme parks. The average person walks about 10 miles per day so I roughly put in about 20 miles on my tennis shoes. My feet may never forgive me.

Anyhow, we were very tired at the end of our day at the Magic Kingdom and everyone was hungry too. I don’t know about you, but I do not like traffic and long lines at the local vacation “hot spot” restaurant/tourist trap. That’s where my wife’s wisdom kicks in high gear. Before we booked our vacation, my wife thoroughly researched Vacation Homes Near Disney. She new ahead of time that we would need to stay close to Disney to have our best vacation because although it would be fun at the parks, it could be tiring too, and it would be best if we could get home quickly after our day at the Disney theme parks. One of the added bonuses of staying in Vacation Homes Near Disney is that the homes come with fully equipped kitchens so as soon as we got in town we picked up a few snacks and small meals and stored them in the refrigerator. I am so glad that we did this because after our day at the Magic Kingdom, I just wanted eat, relax, unwind and jump in the pool for a few minutes and and I was able to do just that. We sure had a great time at Disney this year and our vacation home near Disney made all the difference.

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