When we got to Florida and checked in at our hotel, our kids were already excited about going and seeing Magic Kingdom. We weren’t fully ready to go on that day but we wanted our kids to have fun so we went right after we had lunch. There wasn’t much line up at the entrance anymore because it was late afternoon. We went through a light security check at the main gate before entering Disney World.
As soon as we entered the main entrance gate we passed under the Walt Disney World Railroad and arrived at Main Street, USA. We took a quick look around and on our left was the City Hall. Inside the City Hall are the Guests Relations, Information and Lost and Found. On our right was the Town Square Theatre. This is where the meet and greet for Mickey and some of the Disney Princesses are found.
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As we walked north of Main Street, USA, Cinderella’s Castle was clearly visible over the crowd of visitors.
In front of Cinderella’s Castle we were able to watch “Dream Along With Mickey”, an outdoor musical show that’s about 20 minutes long and happens 5x throughout the day (2x in the morning and 3x after lunch). We managed to get a short video clip of the show at the end.
After the show we went inside Cinderella’s Castle and looked around inside. The details on the right side of the walls inside the castle were pretty amazing and tells the tale of Cinderella. On the left side was the “Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique” where parents can transform their kids into little Prince and Princesses. As we exited the castle we arrived at the New Fantasyland. We let the kids play a bit at Pooh’s Playful spot while one parent waited in line for” The Many Adventure’s of Winnie the Pooh” indoor attraction. It was a good idea to let our kids have some play time instead of waiting in line for 20 minutes as seen in the picture because we didn’t use our Fast Pass. (20 minutes is actually considered a short wait time for the theme park)
We strolled around Fantasyland and went on kids rides that had a short wait times. (Cinderella’s Golden Carousel and Dumbo the Flying Elephant).
After strolling around Fantasyland we headed East to Tomorrowland and lined up for the Indy Speedway, a go-kart type attraction where you can race with other visitors. Our kids had a blast with this attraction because we allowed them to drive and us parents were the passengers.
After the Indy Speedway we went to our Fast Pass schedule at “Stitch’s Great Escape!”, a dark interactive alien experience. Now just to warn you Stitch does spray water at you in this attraction depending on where you’re seated. (Try to seat at the back where the water might not get you.) Also this attraction maybe a bit scary for younger kids who are afraid of the dark and monsters.
Right after “Stitch’s Great Escape!”, we went across to the next building towards “Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor”. There was again a 20 minute wait before we managed to see the show, but it was well worth it. It was and still is one of the best interactive Impromptu Stand Up comedy that we’ve seen. You can see the reason why our kid’s loved it below:
Our Half Day tour of Magic Kingdom quickly ended because we were already tired from our flight and we all needed a rest from all the fun and excitement. We were only able to use our Fast Pass once for that day because all the other attractions we wanted to see with a Fast Pass were already fully booked. A lesson we learned the hard way “Book your Fast Pass in Advance”. We managed to see half of the Magic Kingdom Park that day by strolling around and picking the attractions that had the shortest line up. We noted the attractions that had the longest line ups and had fully booked Fast Pass so that we can book them in advance for our next tour. When we went back to our Hotel our kids watched the Magic Kingdom Fireworks from our Hotels’ Balcony while having a very late dinner.
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