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Florida Guide > Disney Parks

If you have never been to the Magic Kingdom before you really are in for a treat it is so very magical for all ages but particularly young children. If you want to be there at opening time plan to get to the car park about half an hour before this to allow time for your Disney transportation.

Parking fees, which are $11 per car at time of writing, are valid for all the Disney Parks on that particular day.

When you go into the vast car park you will be directed to your parking space. If you are being dropped on by someone you just tell the Toll Booth operator who will direct your driver to the taxi rank and they do not need to pay a parking fee.

Remember to make note of where your car is parked as this is easy to forget at the end of a long and exciting day. We usually put the location into my Dad’s mobile phone.

You then go to the bus stop to get the trolley bus to take you to the Monorail or Boat. I always think this is where the magic begins with lots of happy smiling people.

Once the trolley drops you off you have a choice of using the Monorail or the Boat. On you first trip I would really suggest going over on the boat and back on the Monorail when most of the family will be tired.

If you are travelling with young children or even children under 5 years old I would recommend you get a buggy as you pass through the entrance. You will be amazed how well used these will be as the day progresses. Double buggies are also available I will admit we always had one of these until our younger girl was 6 years old.

Make sure you get at least a couple of maps of the park. These will not only give you times of the parades and shows but also times to Meet and Greet the characters. Various characters will appear to sign autographs and have their photos taken with the children.

The map will also indicate which rides you can use Fastpasses on. This will enable you to pre-book a time slot for you to return to go on the ride without queueing.

If you are visiting with young children I’d suggest you head straight for Fantasyland. Here you will find rides for the under-fives including Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Winnie the Pooh. Visitors of all ages enjoy It’s a Small World which is a gentle ride through the countries of the world.

The teenagers in your family will probably prefer Space Mountain in Tomorrowland or the Thunder Mountain Railroad over in Frontierland. As these rides are on opposite sides of the park I would suggest that they get a Fastpass for one of the rides and go over and ride the other while you are waiting for their Fast pass time.

Tomorrowland is a good area for all the family the older children tend to go on Buzz Lightyear while Grandad takes the younger ones on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority ride which circles Tomorrowland.

There are usually two parades a day and the rides and attractions can be quiet when the parade is taking place. If you intend spending a long day at the Park go to second parade. A great place to view this from is the main railway station near the entrance to Magic Kingdom.

Young children will love ToonTown Fair and seeing Mickey and Minnie’s house but the queues can be quite long. If you go there when the first parade is on you should go round the houses more quickly.

There is so much to enjoy at Magic Kingdom I am sure you will want to return again and again.

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