How We Crushed The Magic Kingdom With Genie+

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If you have been following the blog you know we recently visited Walt Disney World and hit all four of the theme parks. I’m an Annual Passholder and I could have park hopped, but the majority of our party had one day ticket passes. So each park got one day and we added Genie+. For the Magic Kingdom we do most everything by 2PM and here’s how we did it.

Like the other parks, if you stay on property you can get into the parks 30 minutes ahead of the general public. Use that time! We arrived at the park about 50 minutes before general opening. We got right in and headed for rope drop near Tomorrowland. When the rope dropped most people run for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. If you are willing to pay for Lightning Lane I suggest you do so for this one.

Previously I booked a Space Mountain Genie+ time. When rope drop came, while the majority ran for Space Mountain or the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, we headed for Peter Pan’s Flight.

From there we headed to Big Thunder Mountain and got right on.

Afterwards we went to The Haunted Mansion and got right on.

From here we started to head towards Tomorrowland and took a detour to ride Ariel’s Undersea Adventure.

Then it was off to Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. This was the longest line we dealt with that day and it was about 30 minutes.

It was now time for Space Mountain so we hopped over there for our Lightning Lane. I booked a Pirates of the Caribbean Lightning Lane for a bit later.

After that we hit the Carousel of Progress and then the PeopleMover.

After we completed the Tomorrowland attractions we wanted to do, we headed over to It’s a Small World and that was a short wait of about 12 minutes.

Then we ate lunch and visited The Country Bear Jamboree.

From there we headed to Pirates of the Caribbean and then onto the Enchanted Tiki Room.

(Photo Credit: Kairi Pratt)

At this point it was around 2PM so we headed back to the hotel to get out of the heat and take a break.

Later on in the evening, some of the group returned and they were able to ride Splash Mountain during the fireworks (which I recommend) and they could catch any other attractions they missed during the day. The Jungle Cruise is another one that might be easier to do in the evening.

Of course we did not ride everything at the Magic Kingdom. We didn’t do the Storybook Circus area or some of Fantasyland, but we rode everything we wanted. Small tweaks to what we did could get someone into other attractions faster as well.

Your experience may vary, but it worked out very well for us with just a bit of planning and know how. If you really want to do the Seven Dwarfs attraction, just pay the Lighting Lane fee. It will save you so much trouble.

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