Are you overwhelmed with how to plan your Magic Kingdom itinerary to please everyone in your party? Do you want a Magic Kingdom touring plan that doesn’t have you spending all day waiting in lines? We’re here to take the stress out of the situation and to give you all the information you need to plan the best Magic Kingdom itinerary for you!
Whether you’re planning just one day in Magic Kingdom or you want to know the best things to do at Magic Kingdom to make the very most of your time, we’ve got all bases covered and we’re going to give you our top tips to plan your day to delight everyone.
This is just one of our many detailed Disney World Touring Plans! When you are done, make sure to check out other options for any parks you may be visiting!
If there’s something you know your party won’t be interested in or that you’re happy to skip, that works, too; our plan is an outline and you can totally switch out stuff you’re not interested in and replace with your own, personal ‘must-dos’.
The Ultimate One Day In Magic Kingdom Itinerary (Without Lines!)
Best Time Of Year To Visit Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom Crowds
Magic Kingdom Hours
How To Use Fastpass+ At Magic Kingdom
What is Fastpass+?
You may remember the days where you could get a single paper Fastpass for some attractions when you were in the parks. Fastpass+ is a free service included with your Walt Disney World park ticket and is now bookable in advance (30 days if staying off site and 60 days if staying onsite). FastPass+ allows you to bypass long lines for rides, attractions, and character meets. At participating attractions, you enter a separate FastPass+ line, and those lines generally bypass the interactive queues for most rides.
You can pre-book 3 Fastpasses for attractions in the same park; the Fastpass+ window is open for an hour and you cannot overlap windows. So you could book a 9am Fastpass, but the second window won’t open until 10.05.
The simplest way to book your Fastpass+ is through the My Disney Experience app. Read more about how to use Fastpass+ and the best ones to get for your Magic Kingdom itinerary.
When you’re in the park itself, you simply arrive at the Fastpass+ line for that particular ride, tap your magic band (or ticket) at the entrance to the line and Mickey will go green. Once you’ve tapped in for your third Fastpass+, you can open the My Disney Experience app on your phone and start looking for more Fastpasses – from this point, you can only book one at a time, but as soon as you tap in at the beginning of the line, you should start looking for your next one.
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Fastpass Suggestions To Save To Your Phone
Magic Kingdom Map
Arrival And Rope Drop At Magic Kingdom
Getting to Magic Kingdom
One Day Magic Kingdom Itinerary Morning Plan
We’ve indicated where we think you should try to plan your Fastpasses; everything else is suggested Stand-by. See at the very bottom of this article – a Note about Lines!
The aim is to ride as much as you can in the first 2 hours after park opening. If we’ve suggested a ride you don’t like, or missed something you really want to see or do, of course you should make that switch, but read on in case we suggest doing it at a later time in the day.
A Note: Throughout the day as you are standing in line, make sure to constantly refresh your Fastpass+ Options to see if you can modify the time (if that would work better or you find you’re ahead of schedule) or to get a sought after Fastpass you didn’t secure before. You should do this throughout the day when not riding or walking! Constantly refresh and modify based on Fastpasses that are open near you!
First Hour 9-10am – Fantasyland
Second Hour 10-11am – Liberty Square and Frontierland
Third Hour: 11-12pm – Adventureland
Remember, if you’ve come to a suitable break in your morning schedule and are able to stop for lunch before noon, you’ll find shorter lines. If you’re planning to eat in this area, you could consider breaking for lunch before you explore the Swiss Family Treehouse.
We recommend Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café, which is just in Frontierland and will satisfy your appetite and refuel you for a fun packed afternoon doing your Magic Kingdom touring plan. While you’re in Adventureland, if you need a sweet break, don’t forget Aloha Isle for dole whips!
One Day Magic Kingdom Itinerary Afternoon Plan
First Hour 1-2pm – Fantasyland
Second Hour 2-3pm
Rest Of The Afternoon
- Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
- Carousel Of Progress
- Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor
- Mickey’s Philharmagic
- Hall Of Presidents
Dinner At Magic Kingdom
You’ll probably need some time to unwind, rest your feet and refuel, to be ready for the rest of your Magic Kingdom itinerary! You may well be happy with another Quick Service dining and if you’re planning to sit and watch the fireworks, you may like to grab some dinner from Casey’s Corner and sit outside, or even just enjoy people watching for a break.
Or, you may prefer to have a proper rest and be waited on in a Table Service restaurant – if you’re travelling in higher season, you’ll almost definitely need to book in advance. If you are on the Disney Dining Plan, it is a great way to use up your credits!
However, we’ve managed to get reservations at Crystal Palace a day or 2 ahead of schedule, so it is possible, particularly if you’re able to eat a little earlier – say 4.30 – or later than the crowds. For us, dining in a buffet enables us to be in control of how long we rest for, so we can get back to our plans and make the most of our day!
You should definitely check out: Best and Worst Restaurants in Magic Kingdom
Rest Of The Evening
A Note About Lines
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