We Love Visiting Mickey!


Magic Kingdom, the heart of Disney and my kids favorite park.  This is always our first stop at Disney, and it usually takes a couple days to feel like we’ve completed a fair amount of the magic.  The other Disney Parks we usually will go from lunch time till close or from opening till lunch time and then head back to our hotel for the relaxation part of our vacation.  However with Magic Kingdom we like to get there early and stay through the crowded flood of people at closing.
Our Favorite Rides
Buzz Lightyear ‘s Space Ranger Spin
Mickey’s PhilharMagic
Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
Peter Pan’s Flight
Characters
Aidan doesn’t do good in lines at all, we can usually do a 5-10 wait with minor problems but anything longer than that usually includes a major meltdown because he cant stand still in a confined area surrounded by strangers.  His body just wants to run and there’s no fast pass for characters and the disability access service cards don’t apply to character meetings.  So we like to plan out the characters we really need to see and spread them out between the parks.  This is why character dining works the best for us, Aidan is able to sit, eat, and use his Ipad in between characters, expensive but for us totally worth it.  After scheduling out our dining reservations we end up only having to wait in those long lines for a few autographs instead of dozens.
Eating
We haven’t done any character meals inside Magic Kingdom yet.  Cinderella’s Royal Table is on our list for next year because we wanted to wait till the Lilly was really able to enjoy the experience.  
What we have done on our Magic Kingdom days, which has worked out perfect, is had lunch at Chef Mickey inside the Contemporary Resort or Dinner at 1900 Park Fare inside the Grand Floridian Resort.  Both these restaurants are on the monorail which makes them very easy and quick to get to from Magic Kingdom.  Plus it gives us a mid day break from the hustle and bustle of the park and the kids enjoy riding the monorail, especially my train obsessed Aidan.
We try to only do one sit down meal a day at the parks because of all the other fun eats there are through out the park.  With Ice Cream, Pretzels and more shaped like Mickey, a candy store you could get lost in, the legendary Dole Whip, and the cutest Starbucks in the world there no time to get hungry.

Shopping
As if there isn’t enough to fill your day with characters, shows, rides, and food.  The shopping is amazing and makes any Disney lover’s heart skip a beat!  Everything and anything you could want, they have with a Disney twist!  I could have spent an entire day just walking around Main Street USA.
Shows and Parades we Love
Dream Along with Mickey
Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Street Party
Wishes nighttime spectacular (obviously a must)
And then the Magic comes to an End!

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