Magic Kingdom is an enormous park. Therefore, it only makes sense to give yourself two days to see and do it all. Still, even with two days you probably won’t see it all. For this reason, it’s best to go in with a solid plan for those two days, so you can do as much as possible and make sure you see the most important things. Not sure how to plan your Magic Kingdom days? Here’s our suggestion for an awesome two-day plan.
On your first day you are going to see Tomorrowland and Fantasyland. This is a lot to see in one day, but it is totally doable. Our suggestion is to start in Fantasyland, catch a performance on Main Street, head out for an afternoon rest, and return in the evening to finish off with Tomorrowland and fireworks.
- FastPasses to Get: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (late morning), Peter Pan’s Flight (early afternoon), Space Mountain (evening)
- Must See:
- “Enchanted Tales With Belle” (catch early in the day)
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- “it’s a small world”
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin (ride late in the evening if line is long)
- Space Mountain
- Dining: Be Our Guest (lunch – make a reservation), Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe (dinner)
The second day will include Adventureland, Frontierland, and Liberty Square. We recommend starting in Adventureland and working your way back to Frontierland. Stop to see Mickey Mouse on Main Street before heading out for an afternoon rest. During your rest time, attempt to get a fourth FastPass for Haunted Mansion. Finish off the night in Liberty Square, making sure to catch the fireworks if it didn’t work out the first day.
- FastPasses to Get: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (late morning), Splash Mountain (early afternoon), Meet Mickey Mouse (evening), Haunted Mansion (4th FastPass for the evening)
- Must See:
- Jungle Cruise (catch early in the day)
- Pirates of the Caribbean (catch early in the day)
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Splash Mountain
- Meet Mickey Mouse
- Haunted Mansion
- Dining: Dole Whip (snack), Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe (lunch), Liberty Tree Tavern (dinner – make a reservation
- Early to Rise: Getting to the park early will help you avoid crowds. You’ll want to use this time to see attractions that tend to have long waits. We’ve noted above which ones to catch before the crowds roll in.
- Make Time for Rest: You’ll notice we scheduled in an afternoon rest each day. This is important for ensuring you can take care of the early morning and late evening hours when crowds are lowest.
- Stay ‘til Close: Late evening is when crowds begin to clear out. Take advantage of this by staying all the way until the park closes. If lines were too long earlier in the day, you might check wait times as the evening wears on.
- Try Not to Rush: It can be tempting to rush from one thing to the next, making sure you get it all in. Try not to do this. Instead, focus on getting the most out of what you can do and simply let the magic sink in as you wander between attractions.
- Shop Late: If souvenir shopping is a must for you, stick around until after park closing and shop the stores on Main Street, U.S.A. These shops stay open well after park closing, meaning you can get your shopping done without wasting ride time.
- Fireworks the First Night: The fireworks show at Magic Kingdom is not to be missed. In this plan, we suggest seeing fireworks on the first night. This is to ensure you get to see the performance. That way, if the show can’t happen one night due to weather, you can catch it the second night instead.
- A Note about the Parade: As you can see, the afternoon parade is not in this plan. This is because we feel that afternoon rest is extremely important. If you feel like you can skip the rest one day, go ahead and stick around for the parade. It is a good show.