With so many great rides in the Magic Kingdom, it’s a great idea to spend 2 days in the park if you can afford to do so. If you can’t, here is a list of must-do rides.
Each selection is ordered going counterclockwise through Magic Kingdom – as recommended in my one-day Magic Kingdom guide, starting with Tomorrowland, going north to Fantasyland, and continuing counterclockwise through the park until you hit Adventureland.
Space Mountain (Tomorrowland) – It’s Space Mountain. You have to ride it. It’s one of the most famous rides in Disney World. If your kids aren’t tall enough for the ride (44 inch height requirement), try the Seven Dwarves Mine Train in Fantasyland, which has a more reasonable 38 inch height requirement.
Journey of the Little Mermaid (Fantasyland) – It’s a great slow ride that retells the story of The Little Mermaid. It’s a beautifully designed ride that will awe you with its artistry and attention to detail. Even the wait queue is gorgeously decorated with a beach grotto theme.
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Fantasyland) – Another fun ride that retells multiple Winnie the Pooh stories
it’s a small world (Fantasyland) – It’s one of the most famous rides in the world and it’s a signature Disney ride. Plus it’s fun to watch all the dolls dance and sing. Everyone loves this ride.
Peter Pan’s Flight (Fantasyland) – Located right across from it’s a small world ride, this fun ride “flies” you (the ride vehicle is suspended overhead) gently over scenes from Peter Pan. A fun ride for all ages.
Haunted Mansion (Liberty Square) – Skip if your party has younger children afraid of the dark, but otherwise this is a must-do. This fun ride takes