Visiting Magic Kingdom

A Magic morning at Magic Kingdom

The first full day of our vacation was (of course) a visit to the Magic Kingdom! It’s our favorite park and we usually visit it the first day and the last day of our Disney vacations, plus a day in the middle for the longer trips!

Entrance to Magic Kingdom - Let the Memories Begin!

Let the Memories Begin!

This time we visited on Saturday. Having a light day when we flew in, we were refreshed and made it to the park earlier than we ever have. The park opened at 9:00 a.m. and we were parked and waiting for the monorail by 8:15! We were so early that we didn’t even need to take the tram from the parking lot. We were right there- Aladdin 38!

We tried a new strategy this year. We went straight to the main train station and took the train around to Frontierland to ride Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! We got there in about the same amount of time as if we walked, but since we knew we’d be doing plenty of walking throughout the day, we figured we’d save our energy!

Barnstormer - Storybook Circus

Barnstormer featuring “The Great Goofini”

We rode both Splash Mountain (first) and Big Thunder Mountain with no wait. Then we took the Walt Disney World Railroad around the park to Storybook Circus in the NEW Fantasyland to ride “Barnstormer”! This the same ride that was formerly known as “Goofy’s Barnstormer” in the old Toontown at Magic Kingdom. It has been reworked to fit into the circus theme at Storybook Circus. The ride is lots of fun for both kids and adults, and not too crazy.

After a quick spin on the Barnstormer, we took a ‘hidden’ back sidewalk shortcut over to Tomorrowland for our favorites there- Buzz Lightyear and Space Mountain. This is much quicker than going out through Tomorrowland and heading over that way. Just follow the sidewalk between the tracks at the Fantasyland station and the Barnstormer.

Shortcut to Tomorrowland

Take the shortcut from Storybook Circus to Tomorrowland

Maximum score on Buzz Lightyear!

Since Space Mountain already had a 30 minute wait at this point, we decided to grab a FASTPASS and ride Buzz Lightyear (which only had a 10 minute wait) first. For the first time ever, three of us maxed out our scores! 999,999! It was pretty fun, and we were excited to score so well.

Buzz Lightyear - maximum scoreAfter we were done on Buzz Lightyear, we rode Tomorrowland Transit Authority (TTA) and checked out Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress. This is the ride created for the World’s Fair… “…it’s a great big beautiful tomorrow…” Lots of fun.

By this time, we were ready to use our FASTPASSes for Space Mountain. We’ve packed a lot of fun into the day, and it’s not even noon!

About DisneyDad

Two things I love are travel and writing. It only makes sense that the two should come together in the form of a Disney website, Blog, and eBook travel guides. My first book, "Discover the Magic: The Ultimate Insider's Guide to Walt Disney World" captures the essence of the happiest place on Earth- Walt Disney World! There is no place like Disney for a magical, mystical vacation. Though I was never able to visit as a child (we didn't take 'big' vacations like that) I fell in love with the place the first time my family and I walked through the gates of Magic Kingdom several years ago. Now, I just can't get enough of it! I published my book because I wanted to share my knowledge and experiences with others in hopes that they too would enjoy the Magic of Walt Disney World as much as I do. Hopefully the tips, park guides, and other details in the book will help make your vacation to Disney even better!
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  4. Bobby says:

    YOU DID IT! I still remember mom and dad ltiteng me go for the first time in the MK. I was in grade 5 (10 years old I think). Mom gave me 5 bucks to use on a treat (or at the arcade on Main Street), I had my watch set (back in the day of NO cell phones), they gave me 2 hours, and I had to meet them in front of Casey’s. It was amazing! Just got to do what I wanted to do and just go on the rides I wanted too. A few times later, Beckie, joined me and we went off for two or 3 hours while mom and dad were able to just relax. You just gave your boys a milestone moment that they will remember forever. This is the moment that you let them take on responsibility for themselves and showed them how much you trust them. THAT’S HUGE!! I know it may have been stressful as a parent, but trust me, as young adult (which they are turning into) this is the BIG TIME! They will love ya for it!Have an awesome rest of your trip!MrBrettYoung

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