What do I love more than visiting Magic Kingdom? Writing a Top 5 about it! Following on the tails of my Epcot and Animal Kingdom lists I am so very excited to share this list of must-see attractions for all ages and sizes. Magic Kingdom is, after all, where it all began!
1. Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
This attraction was not only Walt’s own creation, but it was featured at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. I can’t go to Magic Kingdom without visiting this ride. It’s a quiet reprieve from the day and a ride around a fun rotating theater. You’ll follow an animatronic family through the trends of the 20th century from electricity and plumbing to space aged computer video games…which is all too real to us in 2015!
2. Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover
I have to admit that I haven’t done this every time I’ve visited Magic Kingdom and I’m always sorry that I didn’t get to it if I skip it. This 10 minute narrated tour brings you through some behind the scenes areas of MK including Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin and an awesome diorama of Progress City- early concept Epcot. It’s a lot of fun and it’s a nice slow ride for all ages.
If you’re old enough to sit in a chair and wear 3D glasses, you’re old enough for this concert movie! The show takes place on a 150 foot wrap around screen and includes more Disney favorite characters than you can count. Conductor Donald Duck oversees your journey through beloved classics such as Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin.
I’m not a huge fan of over decorated, loud and exuberant live entertainment. This parade falls into all of those categories yet it’s done so perfectly that I am addicted to it. I ran across the park more times than I’d like to admit just to catch it. The music is addictive and the character floats are extravagant and beautiful to look at. My favorite is Maleficent…but I won’t tell you why in case you haven’t caught this event yet.
5. Wishes Nighttime Spectacular
I can’t say enough about the magical experience that is this fireworks extravaganza. The new effects with imaging on Cinderella’s castle, the music that doesn’t leave a dry eye in the house and the overwhelming fireworks themselves are almost too much to handle for us Disney Addicts. Please carve out time during your visit to see this display. It will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime…which is why we go to Disney World in the first place, right?
It’s so hard to narrow down Top 5 for anything so keep in mind that this set of lists is designed for ALL ages and not thrill seekers! Thrill rides are a whole different story! What are your recommend Top 5? Did I miss any of your favorites?
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One thought on “Top 5 Things You Won’t Want To Miss in the Magic Kingdom”
I am fond of It’s a Small World, it is a nice boat ride and a classic ride. Based on the wait times Peter Pan ride is a favorite of many too.
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