Over our Disney vacation, we spent three days at Magic Kingdom. You don’t necessarily need three days to tour MK, but it’s by far our favorite park. Today I want to share with you my Top Five “Hidden” Attractions that are not to be missed at the Magic Kingdom.
1. A walk through Cinderella’s castle. Located inside Cinderella’s castle is Cinderella’s Royal Table, where you can dine with princesses and princes. However, as you walk through the castle, you’re surrounded by mosaics portraying the Cinderella story through pictures. I hate to say this, but it took until our fourth trip to walk through the castle and enjoy the art inside of it.
2. Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade. This parade takes places almost every night down Main Street USA. The lights go out in the park, the special soundtrack begins, and before you know it, you’re in a completely different world. All the floats are lit, including some of the costumes. It’s so much fun to have a fun Disney light up toy to hold and wave during the parade. An excellent location to watch this parade is just across from the entrance to the Liberty Square Riverboat, the steamboat attraction in Liberty Square.
3. Town Square Theater. This is located at the very front, to the left of the entrance gates, at Magic Kingdom. Here you will find a character meet and greet with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, as well as some famous princesses. When we were there, we saw Belle, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. This, in my opinion is definitely worth a Fast Pass. In the hour or so we waited for our Fast pass return time, we rode the Walt Disney World Railroad around its entire track, met Snow White and Daisy Duck, and enjoyed some street performers on Main Street USA.
4. Storybook Circus. This is the newest part of the Fantasyland Expansion. Fantasyland houses the famous Dumbo the Flying Elephant, The Mad Tea Party, the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and other “fantasy”, feel good, magical rides. As part of Storybook Circus the waiting area for Dumbo is now an interactive play area. You and your child can play circus type games while waiting for your turn on the famous elephant.
5. The Jungle Cruise. As you board your “cruise ship”, be prepared for some corny jokes and the opportunity for your child to steer the boat. The “cruise directors” on this attraction are full of one liners, the scenery is not quite that of the open ocean, and it’s a Disney classic ride.
I hope you’ll take time to visit these attractions on your next Disney vacation. Every part of Disney is magic!