Girl at Disneyworld
  • On Jun 20, 2023
    Dianne from AR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Where can I find one day itinerary's to Magic Kingdom? I am coming in July and will use Genie + and early entry. What strategy should I use to get the most rides/shows in one day?

    Welcome back to planDisney, Dianne! I bet you're counting down the days until your trip to The Most Magical Place On Earth next month. Planning out your time in the Theme Parks in advance is a great idea, and I'm happy to help you decide how to put together an itinerary for Magic Kingdom Park.

    Dianne, if you want to enjoy the most attractions possible at any of the Theme Parks, the key to success is starting early, so I'm glad to hear that you're going to take advantage of both Disney Genie+ Service and Early Theme Park Entry for guests of Disney Resorts Collection Hotels! Start the day by joining the Virtual Queue for TRON Lightcycle / Run, or you can purchase an Individual Lightning Lane selection if you'd prefer to choose your ride time. After that, grab a Lightning Lane return time for Peter Pan's Flight. Then it's time to have a great breakfast and make your way to Magic Kingdom Park! I recommend arriving at the gates 30-45 minutes before Early Theme Park Entry begins. 

    When you arrive, head in the direction of Fantasyland so you can be among the first guests to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, which is the first attraction you'll want to prioritize. When you're finished there, walk right over to The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh, so you can hopefully knock two attractions off of your list before the park officially opens. When you're done there, head over to Adventureland to ride Jungle Cruise and Pirates of the Caribbean. By the time you're finished, it should be time to ride Peter Pan's Flight! This is when you should be checking for a new Lightning Lane return time, and I recommend prioritizing Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Space Mountain, or a meet and greet for your favorite Disney Character.

    After riding Peter Pan's Flight, check out "it's a small world" and Haunted Mansion, which are both close by. You can also fill in the gaps between some of these attractions with a show like Mickey's PhilharMagic or Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress, or an attraction that typically has a low wait time, like the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover. Be sure to check the My Disney Experience app often so you can see which attractions have the lowest wait!

    This is where the "choose your own adventure" part of your day begins! You can head back to your Resort Hotel for a rest and a dip in the pool, or you can continue your day at Magic Kingdom Park if you're like my family and you like to get there early and stay late. No matter what you choose, keep booking those Lightning Lane return times! I find that I'm usually able to get around three in a day, and I try to save them for attractions that can have a bit of a wait like the ones I mentioned above. After you've seen Happily Ever After at the end of the night, pick one last attraction and hop in line while everyone else is filtering out!

    I know this is a lot of information to take in but I want to assure you that there is no wrong way to spend a day at Magic Kingdom Park. No matter how you end up prioritizing attractions, it's going to be a magical time!

    See ya real soon, Dianne!

    Jessica
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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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