Magic Kingdom in Disney World
I love Disney World! I’ve been there a few times and love the feeling of being able to be a kid again, and it’s totally accepted! Everyone else is with you, enjoying princesses and fantasy. I loved that I was going to get to introduce Elise to the magical world of Disney.
Who doesn’t love Disney World’s Magic Kingdom? We decided to make this our first park adventure this week. We had a list of several rides and attractions we wanted to see.
I knew it was going to be hot, but I didn’t realize that every ounce of sweat I owned was going to drip off my body as we waited in lines of about 50 minutes to get the tickets to get into the park (which by the way were complimentary and VERY much appreciated) and then we had another 45-50 minute wait to get onto the tram…. all before we ever walked into the actual gates of Magic Kingdom.
I’ve never come in the summer before. I’ve been in January, March and November before…. and I can appreciate those crowds and that heat much better. lol It’s a mind set that you have to get yourself into so you can enjoy the experience… there will be LONG lines and it will be Hot with a capital “H”. We just kept buying bottled water.
Elise decided the two main parks she wanted to see were Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. We started off with Magic Kingdom.
We had to walk through Cinderella’s castle and ended up in Fantasy Land. We decided to use the ever popular “Fast Pass” method where we could. We looked on the guide and saw that Peter Pan’s Flight had the “Fast Pass” option, so we got the FP for that ride and had a few hours before we had to be back.
We then went over to It’s a Small World (such a classic!) and Elise loved it.
We’ve already downed several waters by now and I think I’ve probably lost 5 pounds in sweat at this point. It was hot! But when we saw there was only a 20 minute wait for Tomorrowland Speedway… there was not a choice in the matter…. That is one memory that I have of going myself when I went to Disney the first time, when I was 18 years old and also of taking my older boys to Disney back in 1998. I was so excited we’d get a chance to go on the raceway.
After lunch we went back to wait for Peter Pan Flight and saw that the Winnie-the-Pooh ride was down to a 20 minute wait instead of the 80 minutes it had been. We still had 15 minutes before we had to go to Peter Pan, so we though we’d go on it .
We ended up in Mickey’s PhilharMagic 3-D movie by accident. We got mixed up and we were thinking we were going into The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. But we really enjoyed the movie. There were things “shooting” into the audience you know! lol Well, it sure appeared that way with the 3-D glasses we had on. Elise loved it!
Onward to Peter Pan’s Flight… and Elise loved that too… and so did I! It is one of my favorites. Well, I have SO many favorites.
The only other thing that she really wanted to do while we were in Magic Kingdom was to go on Splash Mountain. I used the Disney Mobile Magic app and looked at the wait time for Splash Mountain. It was going to be 120 minutes. What? No way. That ride was out for us. Too bad too because it was SO hot… it would have felt great to get soaked! We wanted to get over to Hollywood Studios.
If you have several things you “have to see” in any one park, I would highly recommend getting more than a one day pass if you want to get them all in.
I know the heat and lines will be forgotten, and only the awesomeness of Disney will remain in our memories… and that’s part of the magic of Disney!
You can find all the info you need on the Disney World websitehere
Our tickets for the day were complimentary from Disney World. Thank you so much for the awesome day & memories, they did not alter my opinions, as you can see I was very frank with those. The pictures are my own.