Best Reasons To Visit Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Cinderella Castle
Photo credit: David Grunewald

Cinderella Castle

There is nothing in all of Walt Disney World more stunning than the Cinderella Castle. It does not matter if it is daytime, night time, with special light or without special lights. It just takes your breath away.


There are 8 table service restaurants and 22 quick service restaurants. Some of these quick service locations are mainly snacks such as fruit, bakery, ice cream, etc. The variety allows you to choose whatever you have a craving for. You cannot turn a corner without bumping into a snack place, restaurant or a drink cart. Stop by Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square for a fresh, hot funnel cake made to order.


One of the best things about Walt Disney World are the rides for all ages. You want a thrill ride? Done! Go to the mountains and ride Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Your stomach doesn’t handle fast, jostling rides too well? Done! Head to the Pirates of the Caribbean, It’s a Small World, Haunted Mansion, Under the Sea—Journey of the Little Mermaid plus so many more.

Character Meet and Greets

I would love to say this is an activity for young kids, but I still find myself wanting my picture with my favorite characters or just a picture of the character by themselves.


Between the parades, stage shows, Main Street, U.S.A. shows, water pageant and fireworks, you will never be bored. You do not have to schedule to see any one of these, if you do not want to. You will probably bump into them as you are making your way to lunch, the next attraction or even the restroom. Have you seen the Dapper Dans?

Special Events

The Magic Kingdom can put on a party like no other! “Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party” and “Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party” are parties you cannot miss. The Halloween party starts in August and runs on certain evenings through October 31st or November 1st, every year. The Christmas party starts in November and runs on certain evenings through the middle of December. Both parties are an additional fee.

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom closes to all non-party goers at 7. Guests who purchased a ticket are allowed in the park as early as 4pm. (Only the one, special ticket is needed to get into the party in the Magic Kingdom.) The special parades, special fireworks and special, lighted castle display are just a few things that make the parties a “must-see”.

Dole Whips

A refreshing treat that so many love! I am not a huge fan of pineapple juice so this is not my thing. Do not take my word for it! I am just odd and do not like anything with pineapple juice. I like fresh pineapple and fresh pineapple juice, but not the juice that comes from the store, which this Dole Whip does have some in it. If you like pineapple, you will LOVE it!!

There is also a Dole Whip float. In my opinion, the floats are big enough to share with someone, but the regular Dole Whip can be easily consumed by one person. Yes, I highly recommend you seek out the Dole Whip. You can find them at Aloha Isle in Adventureland.

Hidden Mickeys

Keep your eyes peeled and look for the hidden Mickey heads throughout the park. There is not a stone in all of Walt Disney World without a purpose. Imagineers inserted them into attractions, sidewalks, light fixtures, etc. Keep a count of how many you find!