My sister, cousins and I went to Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom in May to celebrate my sister’s birthday. We used to go there a lot when we were little. I actually went a couple of times when I was in college. But for my sister and cousins, it would be a visit to Disney as an adult. So, we prepared as much as we could to have the best time during our trip. Here I’m sharing some must know tips for your next visit. Believe me, bookmarking this page will definitely come in handy for an amazing day at the Magic Kingdom.
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On our way to Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom, we stopped by the Disney’s Character Warehouse at Sawgrass Mills Mall to stock up on discounted shirts and other merchandise. We all bought our shirts from there and the prices were incredible! It ranged from $5-$15, definitely a bargain. There’s another location close to the park on Vineland near Downtown Disney and another one on I-Drive near Universal Orlando.
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Right when you enter the park, make a left and head to guest services to pick up a free button that reflects what you’re celebrating at the park. My sister got the ‘Happy Birthday’ pin and everywhere she went, cast members wished her. The rest of us also picked up a button to keep as a souvenir.
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Very very important – I didn’t realize this till much later during the day. There is Free Wi-Fi internet available in all themes parks and resort hotels at Walt Disney World. The connection was pretty decent!
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I highly suggest taking a photo with your family in front of the Cinderella Castle, even if the area is crowded. I had to heavily edit my photo (it was also a very cloudy day) but I love the end result. But, there are also hidden spots when you walk over the bridges to go behind the Cinderella Castle, where the castle looks much closer and the areas are much more secluded.
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There’s a high chance it will rain or sprinkle during your trip. That whole week it was raining pretty heavily in Florida, and everywhere we went ponchos were sold out. I remember we stopped at Dollar Tree, Target, Walmart, Publix but ponchos were completely sold out! We really didn’t want to spend $10 on ponchos at the park, so we went without it. It ended up just raining on and off the whole day. I realized I prefer a rainy day at the park than a sunny day at the park. It was a little less crowded and much cooler. If you want to stay dry, I highly suggest stocking up on dollar tree ponchos. It will come in handy.
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Go ahead and order from the kid’s menu. It’s a great way to save some money and not get too full. There are so many amazing things to try at the park!
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Try to stay at the Magic Kingdom for 30 minutes after it closes. The stores in Main Street are open an hour after closing and you’ll get to see The Kiss Goodnight at midnight!
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Waiting in lines to get on all the rides can be a full day event. The Magic Kingdom also has some amazing shows that you shouldn’t miss. My all-time favorite shows/rides are Mickey’s PhilharMagic & Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor. Every time I visit the park I have to end the day by visiting these two shows.