We love Magic Kingdom for all of its kid-friendly rides and experiences. We usually spend the most time in this theme park. Here are our top 5 experiences in Magic kingdom that you won’t want to miss.
- Captain Jack Sparrow’s Pirate Tutorial- Disney has the best casting department! We stumbled upon this free, interactive pirate tutorial in Magic Kingdom our first day. Captain Jack Sparrow had the mannerisms and looks of Johnny Depp. It was spot on! He and the other pirate encouraged children to volunteer to become pirates. The children learned a quick battle sequence and then received their pirate certificate for participating or even watching if they wanted the certificate. It was a quick 15-20 minute interactive show that enthralled my boys.
- The meet and greet with talking Mickey Mouse, and other Disney pals and Princesses- It’s not everyday you meet a talking Mickey. The costume usually prohibits Mickey from saying anything. That’s what makes this interaction so special. You can find him by the entrance of Magic Kingdom at Town Square Theater. Here, listen in.
The other characters are hit and miss. Sometimes, they will take a picture with you, sign your autograph book and move you along. Other times, the character will interact with your child, telling jokes, and listening to their stories. We’ve had great luck with Queen Elsa and Princess Anna. Goofy always makes my boys laugh too.
- The Enchanted Tales with Belle- In this interactive show, any child who wants to can land a part in the re-tellling of the day Belle falls in love with the Beast. It’s a quick play and it’s fun to see your child perform. My boys were the Beast and the salt shaker. Makes for great photo opportunities!
- Slow moving rides through your favorite Disney stories- We loved Peter Pan’s Flight and Under the Sea- The Voyage of the Little Mermaid. It’s dark inside all of these rides. My boys hesitated at first but they loved seeing the animatronic characters act, sing and dance.
- Parades- Dance with your favorite Disney characters at the Move it! Shake it! Dance & Play it! Street party. Admire the floats during the 3 pm Disney Festival of Fantasy parade. Be sure to line up at least 30 minutes early for the best standing spots along the front circle. Don’t forget to watch the Dream Along with Mickey show by the castle. There are brief fireworks at the end. My boys loved seeing all of the characters in one place.