Trip Report: Our Mornings in Magic Kingdom

On this trip, we spent many mornings at Magic Kingdom. At the ages and stages of our kids, this is our favorite park to be in, hands down. With meet ‘n greets of their favorite characters and gads of attractions they can enjoy, it is no mystery that when our kids think Disney World, they think Magic Kingdom.IMG_6061 IMG_6054 IMG_8726

This year we found a great groove for our rope drops {rope drop meaning arriving at park opening}, and were able to get tons accomplished before nap time. I made a map to show you our route. The yellow and blue routes were done on separate days. Screen Shot 2013-10-03 at 2.43.23 PM

Yellow Route: Fantasyland/Attraction Knock-Out

1. Peter Pan

2. Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid

3. Dumbo

4. The Barnstormer

5. Mad Tea Party

6. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

7. Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

8. Mickey’s Philharmagic

9. It’s a Small World

10. Haunted Mansion

11. Splash Mountain

12. Pirates of the Caribbean

13. Lunch at Casey’s Corner

NAP TIME!

Get there at park open, catch the opening performance, then hit the trail. We were able to knock out all of Fantasyland in just over an hour, but even during busy times, I can guarantee that if you get there on time and don’t lolly-gag in between, you can knock out these rides in swift order. We hit up potty breaks with our toddlers near Gaston’s Tavern after Peter Pan, and in the Tangled restrooms after It’s a Small World.IMG_8749 IMG_8760 IMG_5797 IMG_5864 IMG_5932 IMG_5867

Teal Route: Meet ‘n Greets

1a. Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater

1b. Princesses at Princess Fairytale Hall

2. Enchanted Tales with Belle

3. Minnie, Daisy, Goofy, and Donald at Pete’s Silly Sideshow

The teal route knocked out our meet ‘n greets. Number 1 has an a. and a b. because we typically don’t see the princesses {although that will change with the arrival of our sweet Lorelai!}, so I would suggest doing either/or. However, doing both is always an option too! After meeting the characters we would suggest seeing Dream Along with Mickey. Otherwise, move along to some other attractions that you haven’t crossed off your list yet in Adventureland and Tomorrowland. IMG_8769 IMG_8776 IMG_8819 IMG_8675 IMG_6204 IMG_8828 IMG_5808 IMG_5804By the end of our trip we had gotten to do everything we wanted several times. Jack’s favorite ride was Haunted Mansion and Cole’s was…well just about everything. We were bummed that he was still too short to ride The Barnstormer, so our fingers are crossed for our trip in March.

Just this morning, Jack said to us {again!} at the breakfast table, “I wish we was in Disney World. I love Disney World. I thought we lived there.”

Ha! Someday he will realize that in the grand scheme of things, the fact that we have been blessed with the opportunity to go so often and make such wonderful family memories there is very rare, indeed. I am so incredibly thankful for that. With that in mind, I say to Jack, “We do live there, Buddy. We do.”

With love, Malorie

3 thoughts on “Trip Report: Our Mornings in Magic Kingdom

  1. That is very helpful! I was just mapping out a very, very, very loose plan of attack for our upcoming trip and I had no concept of how long riding all of the rides was going to take. For our first day at MK, we have an 11:45am reservation at Crystal Palace and I wasn’t sure if we could get through all of Fantasyland prior to that, but this post gave me some confidence that it will be possible if we get there at park opening!

    • Yay! So glad to have been helpful. You can definitely get a lot done if you get there prior to park open. And Crystal Palace is super yummy. Sounds like a great day to me!

  2. Thanks for posting so many pics with this post…..What a great day it was! I look forward to many more trips as my sweet grandchildren get older!

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