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How to Enjoy a No Thrills Day at Magic Kingdom

Thrills are fun and exciting, but sometimes it is nice to have a day where you can just relax and go at a slower pace.  Luckily, Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is the perfect Theme Park for just this type of day.  Here is a look at how you can have a fantastic day at Magic Kingdom without any thrill rides.

Peter Pan’s Flight

We recommend heading straight towards Peter Pan’s Flight in Fantasyland to start off the day at Magic Kingdom.  This ride constantly gets busy and Wait Times climb quickly.  To avoid long waits, head here right away.  Enjoy taking in an outstanding, detailed queue that features the nursery of John, Wendy, and Michael.  The details are extraordinary.  The whole family will enjoy soaring high above London before exploring Neverland with Peter and Tinker Bell. This is one of the most popular rides in Disney’s Magic Kingdom so plan accordingly.

It’s a Small World

From Neverland to “it’s a small world”; this classic Magic Kingdom attraction is where we would head next on our no thrills day.  It is a slow loading boat ride, we recommend hopping on before the lines get too long.  Settle in for a nice boat ride through all the regions countries of the world.  Have everyone pick their favorite to share in the end. This is a must-ride on any Magic Kingdom Park day.

Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Get ready for some more adventures by heading to the 100 Acre Wood with Winnie the Pooh and friends.  Hop into your honey pot and then get ready to travel into your favorite moments with Winnie the Pooh and friends.  Bounce with Tigger, help keep Piglet from floating away, and so much more on this ride in Fantasyland.

Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid

Travel with your favorite mermaid under the sea for a magical adventure.  Join Ariel and friends on Under the Sea:  Journey of the Little Mermaid in a beautiful retelling of the story of Ariel and her prince. A perfect ride for a no thrills day in Disney’s Magic Kingdom, this attraction is fun for everyone.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

A favorite of many, Dumbo the Flying Elephant over in Storybook Circus will take you high up as Dumbo flies around.  Little ones will enjoy being able to control the up and down movement of the elephant as you move around.  The play area is also a fun option if you are looking for ways for little ones to run around and use up some energy.

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

This slow moving ride is one that we love.  The PeopleMover, as most call, it is in Tomorrowland and takes Guests around. It shows off views of the Magic Kingdom, including the Tron Coaster progress, as well as giving a glimpse inside of Space Mountain and Buzz Lightyear.  It’s a great ride for getting out of the sun and putting your feet up for a while.

Carousel of Progress

Another great ride to relax and get out of the crowds and sun is Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress.  A true Disney gem, this experience takes Guests through different decades to show them the progress that has been made in each.  Kids will find the inventions funny while the adults might catch pieces they remember from holidays.  A longer ride, this is one that takes some investment but it is a good option for a relaxing day.

Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor

Join Mike and Sully as they work together to gather laughs to fuel the city.  Fellow monsters join them to tell jokes and even get the audience involved.  Make sure you have jokes ready to submit!

Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

225 choreographed audio-animatronics perform in this theatre of beauty and magic.  Bringing the Pacific Islands to life, these birds come to life, inviting you to sing along and join in on the fun.  A Disney classic, this show was a major step in the technology used to create synchronized movement.  We love to stop and see the creativity.

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Magic Carpets of Aladdin

Another easy ride found in Adventureland that little ones will enjoy, Magic Carpets of Aladdin allow Guests to fly on their own magic carpet.  Move up and down and tilt front to back all in order to avoid (or not) the spitting camel.  It brings a lot of laughs when mom and dad get wet.

Jungle Cruise

Board your boat for adventure on the Jungle Cruise as your skipper helps you navigate the rugged waters.  With new scenes from the movie, this ride has become even more popular.  We would recommend trying to get here early on in the day or waiting until the evening to ride.

Meet Mickey and Princesses

It is so exciting that character sightings are back in the Theme Parks.  A great way to enjoy a no thrills day is to take time to visit some of your favorite characters.  Right now in the Magic Kingdom, Mickey Mouse is meeting Guests at Tony’s Town Square Theatre in his adorable and fancy EARidescent suit.  Over in Princess Fairytale Hall, some of our favorite princesses are back.  Cinderella, Rapunzel, Elena, and others have been seen stopping by.  These are modified as they are socially distant with no hugs or autographs, but it is still great to get some one on one time.

Character Cavalcades

Although there isn’t an afternoon parade, you can still see a variety of characters as they travel through the Magic Kingdom in different cavalcades.  These are short mini-parades that you can catch throughout the day in Magic Kingdom.  It is a great way to see a variety of different characters.

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Disney Enchantment

Finish your no thrills day by watching the newest nighttime show in Magic Kingdom, Disney Enchantment.  This show combines projections, music, and fireworks for an awe inspiring experience.

If you are heading to Magic Kingdom and have little oneswho can’t or won’t ride thrill rides or you just want to take it easy, there is still so much to experience throughout the Theme Park.  We hope this helps you plan a magical experience.

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.