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  • On Jun 21, 2022
    Gilda from Panama Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! We plan to go to Magic Kingdom in November for one day and we would like to maximize our time as efficiently and visit the whole park. In your opinion what ride is the best place to start your day?

    Welcome to planDisney, Gilda.

    I'm so glad that you stopped by with your question. Magic Kingdom Park is my favorite park in Walt Disney World. From the iconic Cinderella Castle to the nostalgic Main Street, U.S.A, it has everything you want in a theme park. Some of my favorite rides are in Magic Kingdom Park too. I always face a dilemma when I visit; which attraction am I going to ride first? Shall I make a "dash for Splash" (i.e. Splash Mountain") or join the "race for Space" (i.e. Space Mountain)? Or what about the Jungle Cruise or Seven Dwarfs Mine Train? As Ursula once said, "Life's full of tough choices, isn't it?"

    Here's the thing, Gilda: it all depends on you. I can give you my personal opinion. But everyone will have their own opinion when it comes to this question. 

    If I were you, I would get to the park as early as possible. If you're staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, take advantage of the Early Theme Park entry. I would head straight to....

    * drum roll please * 

    ... Jungle Cruise. Although this isn't my absolute favorite attraction in the park, it's a classic! It's so much fun and I think it's the perfect way to kickstart your day. Wait times for this ride are usually very long. Therefore, if you can get there before the crowds get busy, you're in for a treat. You can then make your way to Pirates of the Caribbean, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. What a morning that will be!

    If I were you, I would also purchase Disney Genie+ and try to book Lightning Lane entrances to minimize your wait times. Try to get one for rides like Peter Pan's Flight, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Haunted Mansion, since they tend to have longer wait times.

    I would also consider purchasing Individual Lightning Lane entrances for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Space Mountain

    That way, you can maximize your time in the park and get on as many attractions as possible.

    I hope that's helpful, Gilda. Have a magical trip.

    Mike
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Meet the Panelist: Mike, Virginia

I'm Mike, a Disney-loving "scouser." I have a wonderful wife and two young children who share my obsession for all things Disney. I've always been enchanted by the magic of Walt Disney World Resort - the charming music, captivating beauty, enthralling attractions, and breathtaking shows spark my imagination and fill me with a sense of awe. I'm perpetually planning my next Disney adventure! If you're interested in makin' memories at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" then you've got a friend in me.
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