The Perfect 2-Day Itinerary for Magic Kingdom
If you have the chance to spend 2 days exploring all that Magic Kingdom has to offer, TAKE IT! At just over 100 acres, Magic Kingdom is the smallest of the four Disney World theme parks, but it’s also the most popular.
Taking 2 days to truly enjoy Magic Kingdom and not feel rushed is an awesome feeling. Everyone does the parks differently, but I’ve put together a sample 2-Day Itinerary that will allow you to see and do all the popular Magic Kingdom attractions.
Pro Tip: Go left! Most park-goers will start by going right toward Tomorrowland because Americans drive on the right-hand side of the road. I have you starting in Adventureland, which is to the left of Cinderella Castle to avoid the early crowds.
Day 1 Itinerary: Cinderella Castle, Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square
Arrive one hour prior to park opening and take in the Let the Magic Begin show in front of Cinderella Castle. This is a great time to get your Castle selfies as well since the crowds aren’t as large.
Head to the left, toward Adventureland at Rope Drop, and make your way to the attraction you want to do first. I would suggest Jungle Cruise or Pirates of the Caribbean.
Other popular Adventureland attractions include Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, Swiss Family Treehouse, and The Magic Carpets of Aladdin. That’s also where Dole Whips can be found at Aloha Isle.
After you’ve experienced all there is to see and do in Adventureland, walk over the bridge in front of Splash Mountain and you’re in Frontierland.
Frontierland is home to two awesome “mountains” and a fun, free-play island. Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Moutain Railroad are for guests at least 40″ inches tall, while Tom Sawyer Island is a fun place for kids of all ages.
On your return from Tom Sawyer Island, head to your left and continue into Liberty Square. If you’re feeling snacky, check out Sleepy Hollow Refreshments.
Liberty Square has some delicious Table Service restaurants (reservations recommended) as well as The Hall of Presidents, which is an air-conditioned show, great for quiet time or to wait out the rain. There is also the Haunted Mansion, which can be scary for the little ones, but is a fan favorite.
Day 2 Itinerary: Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, and Main Street, USA
Arrive in time for Rope Drop and make your way straight through the castle to Fantasyland. I highly recommend doing Peter Pan’s Flight or Seven Dwarfs Mine Train first, as those are the most popular in that area.
After that, make your way through the other Fantasyland attractions. Rides include Under the Sea~Journey of the Little Mermaid, Prince Charming Regal Carrousel, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, The Barnstormer, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Mad Tea Party, and “it’s a small world”.
If you want to relax, cool off, or avoid the weather, shows include Enchanted Tales with Belle and Mickey’s PhilharMagic.
As you wrap up Fantasyland, make your way over to Tomorrowland. You can stop for a quick bite to eat at Pinocchio’s Village Haus in Fantasyland or The Lunching Lad in Tomorrowland. Both are quick-service locations, so no reservation is required.
After lunch, make sure to try Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Astro Orbiter, Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor, The People Mover, Space Mountain, Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress, and Tomorrowland Speedway.
I recommend waiting a little while after eating to try Astro Orbitor or Space Mountain. All the rest of the rides are slow-moving and family-friendly.
As you leave the park, make sure to stop at The Emporium for all your souvenir needs. Then say “See ya real soon” to Mickey at Town Square Theater on Main Street, USA.