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Sample Touring Plans

Magic Kingdom One-Day Touring Plan for Princess Fans Ages 4 to 8

For the character meet and greet fans in your group this plan includes visits to princesses, mermaids and plenty of friendly rodents. Includes Princess Fairytale Hall and Pete's Silly Sideshow meet-and-greets for Rapunzel, Cinderella, Minnie, Daisy and more. The plan also makes time for the best attractions in the rest of the park. For the ultimate day in the park, a dinner reservation with characters can easily be integrated into this touring plan. Includes rides like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid, Peter Pan’s Flight, and more.



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Unofficial Guide One-Day Touring Plan for Parents with Small Children

From our Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World book. This is the perfect plan for families with small children. Includes attractions kids will enjoy, such as Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid, and Peter Pan's Flight, as well as classics for the whole family like Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean. This plan also includes a mid-day break for families to return to their hotels for lunch and a nap.

Unofficial Guide Dumbo-or-Die-in-a-Day Touring Plan

From our Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World book. This jam-packed touring plan will provide a young child with about as perfect a day as is possible in the Magic Kingdom.

We also include advice for when to make advance and day-of FastPass+ reservations to avoid long waits in line. Perfect for saving time waiting for popular rides like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

For this plan we recommend that Disney resort guests arrive at the entrance turnstiles 50 minutes prior to official opening. Off-site guests should plan on arriving at the parking lot 70 to 90 minutes before official park opening.

Two-Day Touring Plan for Parents with Small Children

Use this plan if you have two days to spend in the Magic Kingdom. We designed it specifically to eliminate extra walking and backtracking. This plan includes every child-friendly attraction in the park. The plan includes popular family attractions like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Dumbo, Peter Pan's Flight and ends each day with the park’s fireworks spectacular.

Two-Day Late Arrival Touring Plan for Parents with Small Children

The plan you need if you have two days to visit Magic Kingdom but want to grab some extra shut-eye in the morning. Your family will be able to sleep in, arrive at the park in the late morning, and still see the very best attractions in the Magic Kingdom over two days. The plan includes the Magic Kingdom's newest attractions, including the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Enchanted Tales with Belle, and Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid.

Two-Day Dumbo-or-Die Touring Plan

A two-day, more relaxed version of the famous "Dumbo-or-Die-in-a-Day" touring plan from the Unofficial Guide, we took all the same attractions from the one-day plan and stretched them out to two days. Thus eliminating most of the backtracking and running around in the one-day plan (your feet will thank you). The plan includes the Magic Kingdom's newest attractions, such as the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Enchanted Tales with Belle, and Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid, plus classic attractions like Peter Pan and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Parents' Plan-One Afternoon and One Full Day

Arriving in Orlando in the afternoon on your first day of vacation and can’t wait to get in the Magic Kingdom? These day-and-a-half plans are perfect for you. They also work great for families who want to sleep in after spending a full day in the Magic Kingdom the day before. We assume you'll be in the Magic Kingdom around 3:30 or 4 PM.

The attractions in these plans are the same as those found in the standard one-day plans for parents with small children, so these day-and-a-half itineraries also work as relaxed versions of those plans. Plan includes FastPass+ recommendations.

Touring Plan for Junior Pirates and Explorers Ages 4-8

Have kids that are thrill seekers? We specifically designed this plan for young fearless children. This touring plan includes all of the thrill rides in the park, with a heavy dose of pirates, rivers, and tree houses thrown in for good measure. Spend time running through the caves and across the bridges of Tom Sawyer Island. Go on everything with the word "mountain" in its name. If an attraction has a warning sign, it's in this touring plan.

Two-Day Touring Plan for Junior Pirates and Adventurers Ages 4 to 8

Same as the one day Junior Pirates and Explorers plan but includes two afternoon breaks of at least three hours each. The plan finishes around lunchtime on the second day. If you'd like to return to the park after a nap, the free time can be used to re-visit favorite attractions, or explore the rest of the park.

Two-Day Touring Plan for Princess Fans Ages 4 to 8

A two-day version of the Princess Fans one-day touring plan, including long mid-day breaks for you and your young ones to rest and relax back at the hotel. Plan on arriving at the entrance turnstiles 30 minutes prior to official opening if you're a Disney resort guest. If you're staying off-site, plan on arriving at the Magic Kingdom parking lot at least 50 minutes prior to opening.

One-Day Not-A-Touring-Plan Plan for Parents with Small Children

If step-by-step plans aren’t your thing we recommend using these "Not-A-Touring-Plan" plans instead. They’re a loose collection of guidelines we use when telling folks how to tour the Magic Kingdom. Most of these plans (there are more for parents, and for the other parks) aren't more than a dozen sentences long. For example, one step in the plans is "Tour Liberty Square next." See those attractions in any order. Stop to get character autographs, to shop, or to rest. Continue the plan whenever you're ready. Skip attractions which do not interest your family. Use FastPass+ if possible, especially at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan's Flight, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, and any princess meet-and-greets. You'll have a solid strategy for beating most of the crowds, with the most flexible schedule possible.

Comprehensive Evening EMH Plan for Parents with Small Children

A comprehensive evening EMH touring plan for parents with small children. Includes the following kid-friendly attractions: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid, Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Splash Mountain, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Peter Pan's Flight, and Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin.

Evening EMH Plan for Parents with Small Children - Tomorrowland and Fantasyland

Less walking than the comprehensive touring plan, it includes the seven most popular attractions in those two lands: Buzz Lightyear, Peter Pan's Flight, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid, Dumbo, The Barnstormer, and the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

Evening EMH Plan for Parents with Small Children - Fantasyland, Frontierland, and Adventureland

Also less walking than the comprehensive touring plan, it includes the most popular attractions these three lands: Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Splash Mountain, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid.

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