I miss Disney. A lot. And since we are still social distancing and in quarantine as well as the parks not being open yet, I figured now was the perfect time to do some Disney favorite related blog posts. Because it’s my blog and I can do what I want. But also, who doesn’t love a good Disney post.
Today’s blog we will visit my favorites of Magic Kingdom. I had to think pretty hard about my favorites, because it is hard for me to pick just one in every category. That’s just the Disney fan in me.
Favorite Land– Fantasyland. This may be an odd favorite, since it tends to be one of the busiest lands due to all the kid-friendly rides. But I just love the nostalgia it holds, and the bright colors of all the attractions that you can find back there.
Favorite Ride– This one was super hard. There are so many great rides at Magic Kingdom, but when it came down to it, the ride that I just have to do every time we go to Magic Kingdom (as long as it’s up and working) is the People Mover. It is a great ride that normally doesn’t have a very long wait due to the fact that it is always moving. It’s also a nice relaxing ride to just sit back and enjoy the ride around Tomorrowland. It’s also for every height, so everyone can ride it.
Favorite Shop– When trying to pick my favorite shop, I was trying to decide if I wanted to go with a shop that you can get one specialty item, or one that housed all the kinds of Disney merchandise. This shop edged out it’s runner up by a very slim margin. But my favorite shop in Magic Kingdom is Big Top Souvenirs. It has a lot of the same items you can get at the Emporium, but it doesn’t have a lot of the crowds due to it being all the way back in Storybook Circus. And the air conditioning in the shop works wonders for those mid day breaks.
Favorite Show/Parade– For this I’m only choosing my favorite based on the fact that I have not seen Happily Ever After in person, so I can’t judge and pick that until I do. With that being said, my favorite show/parade at Magic Kingdom is the Move It, Shake It, Mouseke-Dance It parade. I really love how lively and bright and fun the parade is. My daughter loves the music from it too, so that’s a plus.
Favorite Snack– I may get some hate for this choice, but my favorite snack at Magic Kingdom is the Mickey Shaped pretzel. I know, it’s crazy that it’s not the dole whip, but I’m not a big fan of the dole whip in the first place. It’s good, yes, but it’s also pretty basic. I also really love the cheese sauce that comes with the mickey pretzel.
Favorite Quick Service Restaurant- Who doesn’t love hot dogs, corn dog nuggets, and french fries?!?! Not me, that’s for sure, so my favorite quick service restaurant is Casey’s Corner. I just love that laid back feeling, and the menu options, while small, are some of the best in the park.
Favorite Table Service Restaurant– I had to really sit and think about this because I personally feel that Magic Kingdom doesn’t have the best choices when it comes to table service restaurants. I based on my experiences of eating at all of them, so the winner of this category is Tony’s Town Square restaurant. I don’t even really love Italian food, but the way Tony’s does it makes it a good choice when looking for a sit down, table service while in the park. And they have been very accommodating every time we have been to this restaurant so that was also a plus.
Favorite Character Meet– Again, I had a few options when trying to decide my favorite character meet. But this character is my absolute favorite Disney character and her meet and greet is always great. That’s why my top spot at Magic Kingdom goes to Tinkerbell. She is just so sassy, but yet friendly, and the queue waiting to meet her is magical too. It is just a great time all around.
Now I may have rubbed some people the wrong way with my choices, but that’s why they are my choices and not anyone else’s. That’s the best part about Disney, they have so many great things that it is hard to pick just one or two favorites, therefore you are bound to have different opinions than other people. I’m looking forward to getting back to the parks and experiencing my favorites as soon as it is safe and I’m able to head back to Orlando.