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  • On Nov 15, 2018
    Mary from CT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How many rides and shows should I plan on seeing with a one day pass to Magic Kingdom

    Hi Mary,

    I'm really excited to hear that you're planning a visit to Magic Kingdom Park! While I love all four theme parks, Magic Kingdom Park is my favorite. Perhaps it's because it's just so quintessentially "Disney," but it's a place where everyone can be a kid again and classic Disney stories come to life!

    As for how many attractions and shows you could plan on experiencing in one day, I'd say that it depends on the type of traveler you are. I'm not normally a morning person, but if it's a Disney day, I'm up and at 'em bright and early to make sure I squeeze every ounce of magic and fun out of my day. If you're the same, I'd encourage you to arrive 45 - 60 minutes before the theme park opens so that you have plenty of time to go through security and ticketing before exploring Main Street U.S.A. and kicking off your day with the Let the Magic Begin welcome show. As soon as that show ends, you'll be able to begin exploring the other five lands. Some Guests explore leisurely, stopping for lots of character visits, snacks, and shopping. Some Guests do everything they can to experience as many attractions as possible in one day. Some even attempt to experience every single attraction in one day, but I can tell you that this will require a lot of planning and a bit of pixie dust! An average visitor likely experiences between 12 - 15 attractions and shows in one day. I'd encourage you to do whatever feels most magical to you!

    One tip that will help you experience more attractions without waiting: Did you know that once you've enjoyed your initial three FastPass+ selections, you may use the My Disney Experience app or an in-park kiosk to make additional selections, one at a time, until the park closes?

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Mary. I hope that you have a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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