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Classic Disney Itinerary


  1. Walt Disney World Greatest Hits and Classic Must-Tries

    When you hear the tune of “it’s a small world,” does your heart skip a beat? Does your mouth begin to water when someone mentions a Mickey Ice Cream Bar? And when you think of a Disney Resort do you see the monorail moving through Disney’s Contemporary Resort? Us too! And we are here with the perfect itinerary for your next Classic Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

    If we are talking Classics, our panelists concur that nothing says Classic like Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

    “For both young adult visitors and families, I recommend a stay at Disney's Contemporary Resort. The Magic Kingdom Park can be seen from many Guest rooms, and its iconic, timeless attractions are just a short stroll away. Be sure to snap a photo on the outdoor deck just off the main concourse with Space Mountain towering in the background,” recommends Betsy!

    planDisney Tip: By staying at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Guests can enjoy the monorail to travel to Magic Kingdom Park or a short walk over to the main gates!

    Start the Day off Right

    They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we agree! While there are so many fantastic choices, we give a great big Mickey hand up for Chef Mickey’s! Not only will everyone enjoy an enhanced all-you-care-to-eat breakfast, but Mickey and his friends will make their way through the restaurant, waving hello and many times showing off their best dance moves!

    planDisney Tip: Reservations are truly a must have here, so be sure and grab yours when your dining reservation window opens!

    Magic Kingdom Park

    Just saying those three words, brings to mind all the Classic feels! Where to start and what not to miss are high priority on our itinerary. At Magic Kingdom, Guests will have the opportunity to experience those Classic attractions such as “it’s a small world,” Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Space Mountain … shewwww that is a lot of Classics!

    Sherry, a self-proclaimed lover of the Classics, has a strategy for making sure she doesn’t miss her must-do attractions.

    “In the morning I start in Fantasyland. Two of my all-time favorites are Peter Pan’s Flight and Dumbo the Flying Elephant. And while you are there, I recommend taking a spin on Prince Charming Regal Carrousel or a teacup twirl over at Mad Tea Party!”

    Adventureland awaits you in the afternoon with Jungle Cruise, because who doesn’t want to see the backside of water! And don’t forget Pirates of the Caribbean and of course, a Dole Whip.

    planDisney Tip: Stop by Aloha Isle and use your My Disney Experience app to mobile order a Dole Whip or Dole Float.

    Next up we are paging Mr. Tom Morrow to enjoy the intergalactic fun that can be found in Tomorrowland!

    “Travelers seeking a glimpse into the future can’t miss Walt Disney’s iconic visions come to life in Tomorrowland. Enjoy beloved Classics, including Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress,” recommends Allyn. “And while there, be sure to indulge in a Stuffed Pretzel at The Lunching Pad! These sweet, salty, or savory soft specialty pretzels are perfect to munch on while envisioning your Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!”

    planDisney Tip: When strolling through Magic Kingdom Park, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the exciting Cavalcades featuring some favorite Classic Disney Characters and Princesses.

    Who knew a Classic itinerary would include so much great food? Are you full yet, because we certainly hope not! There is still dinner to be had and we have the perfect location, Liberty Tree Tavern, located in Liberty Square. One of the original restaurants to open with the park in 1971, it features New England-inspired meals that will satisfy everyone’s appetite!

    Wow, we’ve covered a lot in one day! Meals, attractions, snacks, characters and yeah, more meals! So now it’s time to say goodnight, and head back for a restful evening, However, Sarah recommends before you lay your head on your pillow, be sure to grab a view of the Seven Seas Lagoon and the original Electrical Water Pageant! The perfect ending to a truly Classic Day!

    For more great tips and suggestions for building your own Walt Disney World Resort itinerary, follow along on Instagram (@planDisneypanel) or Twitter (@plandisney), and be sure to visit to get personalized answers to all your Disney vacation planning questions!

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