Magic Kingdom in One Day

Magic Kingdom in One Day

A Magic Kingdom itinerary is simply a must if your family only has one day at Disney World.  The main reason being the Magic Kingdom Park is by far the most-visited theme park in the world. It’s home to so many classic Disney attractions such as the Haunted Mansion and Peter Pan’s Flight, as well as new favorites such as The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. With more than double the attractions of any other theme park, it’s no surprise so many of our customers ask for our Magic Kingdom touring plan.

The Magic Kingdom Park has something for everyone to do from the young, to the young at heart. In this guide we’ll help you plan your day at Magic Kingdom so you get the most out of your one day visit to Disney World.

Planning Your Day at The Magic Kingdom

Our team members at The Park Prodigy have put together this itinerary for you to get the most out of your day at The Magic Kingdom! It has been updated to avoid long lines and crowds and maximize your time in the parks. This park plan should ideally be used during low or moderate crowds at The Magic Kingdom park, however it has been optimized to also help families planning during heavily crowded days. The projected wait times below are from an 8/10 crowd level day on our Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar! 

For our Magic Kingdom 1 day plan we recommend arriving 30 minutes ahead of park opening. This will allow you to take advantage of lower wait times on some of the most popular attractions.

Our team members at The Park Prodigy have found that there are two very important aspects when creating your Magic Kingdom park plan:

  1. Arrive Early
  2. Stay Late!

It’s important to note that a few notable rides this park plan does not include are Splash Mountain, Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover, and Enchanted Tales with Belle.

This Magic Kingdom itinerary does NOT include Disney Genie+ selections and does NOT include a midday break, and it is best suited for families with older children and young teens. We recommend at least two days  at the Magic Kingdom to truly take advantage of everything the park has to offer. However we understand that this doesn’t always fit into the plan.  Here is our Magic Kingdom must do one day park plan!

Magic Kingdom One Day Itinerary

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It’s important to note this free Magic Kingdom touring plan is just one of the many ways you can visit the park. You can take all of the tips for Magic Kingdom in one day and create your very own Magic Kingdom guide.

It’s important to always be mindful of height requirements at Disney World, which can impact how you approach your day. Magic Kingdom park is still one of the best theme parks for toddlers, so you should still be able to plan an amazing day.

More than one Day at Magic Kingdom

If you realize that visiting Magic Kingdom in a day might be too much for your family, you can always check out our 2 day Magic Kingdom itinerary.

Magic Kingdom Attraction Priority List

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Attraction Priority List Character Meet and Greet
Visit within First Hour Visit within First Hour
1) Seven Dwarfs Mine Train 1) Meet Cinderella and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall
2) Peter Pan’s Flight 2) Meet Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
3) Space Mountain 3) Meet Tinker Bell at Town Square Theater
4) Enchanted Tales with Belle
Visit within First Two Hours or Last Two Hours / Fast Pass+Priority #2 Parades and Fireworks
5) Splash Mountain 1) Happily Ever After Fireworks Show
6) Big Thunder Mountain 2) Disney Festival Of Fantasy Parade
7) Jungle Cruise
8) Pirates of the Caribbean
9) The Haunted Mansion
10) Dumbo the Flying Elephant
11) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
12) Astro Orbiter
13) Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spinner
14) Tomorrowland Speedway
15) Under the Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid
16) The Barnstormer Featuring the Great Goofini
17) It’s a Small World

Magic Kingdom in one Day

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The below Disney World Magic Kingdom Kingdom itinerary is broken out by hour you enter the park as well as time. This will allow you to use this Magic Kingdom guide no matter what time the park opens!

Hour 1 – Approx 8:00 AM

  • Peter Pan’s Flight – 15 Minutes
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – 85 Minutes

Hour 2 – Approx 9:00 AM

  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 30 Minutes

Hour 3 – Approx 10:00 AM

  • Under the Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid – 30 Minutes
  • Mad Tea Party – 20 Minutes

Hour 4 – Approx 11:00 AM

  • Big Thunder Mountain – 60 Minutes

Hour 5 – Approx 12:00 PM

  • Lunch Break – 60 Minutes

Hour 6 – Approx 1:00 PM

  • Jungle Cruise – 50 Minutes
  • Pirates of the Caribbean – 30 Minutes

Hour 7 – Approx 2:00 PM

  • It’s a Small World – 30 Minutes
  • The Hall of Presidents – 35 Minutes

Hour 8- Approx 3:00 PM

  • Mickey’s Philhar of Magic – 30 Minutes
  • The Barnstormer – 40 Minutes

Hour 9 – Approx 4:00 PM

  • Dumbo The Flying Elephant – 20 Minutes
  • Tomorrowland Speedway – 40 Minutes

Hour 10 Approx 5:00 PM

  • Dinner

Hour 11 Approx 6:00 PM

  • Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin – 60 Minutes
  • Space Mountain – 75 Minutes

Hour 12 Approx 7:00 PM

  • Hanuted Manison – 30 Minutes

Nother Notable Rides for Your Magic Kingdom Itinerary

  • Splash Mountain
  •  Astro Orbiter
  • Enchanted Tiki Room
  •  The Magic Carpet of Aladdin
  •  Swiss Family Treehouse
  •  Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Prince Charming’s Regal Carousel
  •  Country Bear Jamboree
  • Tommorrowland Transit Authority People Mover