Everything You Need to Know About Disney World Magic Kingdom
Disney World Magic Kingdom or Magic Kingdom for short is located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. It is the most visited theme park in the world averaging over 20 million visitors a year. The park opened in 1971 and features 6 themed lands including Fantasy, Adventure, Frontier, Tomorrow, Liberty Square and Main Street U.S.A.
Guests wanting to visit Disney World Magic Kingdom will want to purchase tickets before arriving at the parks. This is because purchasing them at the gate can cost $20 more per ticket than buying them in advance. Park Savers offers the best discounted prices online for Disney World Magic Kingdom tickets. You can save over $50 per ticket when you buy from us! Plus you’ll be able to link your tickets to your MDE account online and start making FastPass+ reservations! Tickets can be shipped for free or set-up for will call pick-up. Tickets can also be linked to MagicBands so you can skip any box office stop even for will call and head right into the parks!
Plan Ahead for Disney World Magic Kingdom
Disney World Magic Kingdom is the most visited park at Walt Disney World so having a plan is always a great idea. We suggest taking a look at our guide to FastPass+ to make sure you get the most out of this speedy service that saves your place in line so you don’t have to wait yourself!
Guests are allowed to take in their own food and beverages so if you want to bring a cooler full of whatever you want, go ahead! Just note that security will check it before you enter but that’s it. If you have a stroller or a wagon we would suggest keeping the cooler there or even a backpack is fine. Lockers are available for storage but they are not the big.
When to visit Disney World Magic Kingdom
Weekends are usually a really busy time to visit Disney World Magic Kingdom so if at all possible try to avoid those days. Tues. thru Thursday are typically the slowest days to visit. If you’re going to stay late for the fireworks be prepared to wait in longer bus lines and monorail lines as the massive crowd that’s there is also going to leave right after the show. Sometime the best seat is towards the main entrance so you can make a quick escape once the show is done.
Summer is also a very hot and busy time to visit Magic Kingdom. Crowd levels rise and the humidity can get to you very quickly. Come prepared with misting fans and lots of water. Speaking of water, guests can receive free cups of ice water at any quick service restaurant throughout the park. Just wait in line and ask a Cast Member for them. They’ll give you as many as you’d like and it’s a great way to save money and stay cool.
Our favorite times to visit Magic Kingdom are in Sept. and February. The weather has cooled and the crowd have gone away for school. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is going on in Sept. and Oct. and are worth the additional cost. It’s the only time you can dress up and trick or treat in the Magic Kingdom!