• On Feb 17, 2021
    Cornelius from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have purchased tickets for the Magic Kingdom, and I have made my park reservation. Is there anything else I need to do in order to plan my day at the park? I’ve heard in the past people need reservations for rides and different activities or dining.

    Welcome to planDisney, Cornelius!

    It sounds like you are on the right track for a magical vacation. Now that you have your theme park ticket and Disney Park Pass system reservation, everything else is really optional. 

    If you would like to book a table service (sit-down) meal, then you will want to make a reservation 60-days in advance. Personally, my family rarely has a sit-down meal in the Magic Kingdom simply because there is so much to do! If you want to grab something at a counter service location, no reservations are required, but you will need to Mobile Order on the My Disney Experience Mobile App

    If I were to wave my magic wand and give you just one tip for a perfect day at the Most Magical Place on Earth, I would recommend that you take a few minutes to review which attractions are most important to your party and where they are located on the map of Magic Kingdom. Reservations are not required for any rides, but I find our day runs a little more smoothly when I know what everyone wants to do, and how to get there. 

    Cornelius, the most important thing to remember is to have fun. Sometimes people can do a little too much planning and forget to enjoy themselves. You want to ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad a second time? Go for it. Want to stop by Aloha Isle for your third Dole Whip of the day? I'll join you. Being together is what really puts the Magic in Magic Kingdom. 

    Come back here to planDisney with any questions that you may have and we will help you plan a vacation that is practically perfect in every way. 

    Enjoy your day and we will see you real soon!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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