We love Magic Kingdom and we don’t have children – although we have visited many times with children of a variety of ages. As a couple (in their 40’s) we still feel the magic of visiting and here are some of the things we like to do.
First stop for my husband is always the Barbers (Harmony Barber Shop) – tucked to the left hand side of the start to the Main Street – he loves to go and get a trim while we are over. He has sometimes had a bit of sparkle added, mostly he just gets a very good cut and enjoys the experience.
We are quite happy to walk although a turn around the park on the Steam Train (Walt Disney World Railroad) is always a good break from the sun and the queues when needed – it is a slow ride and creates a gentle breeze with a bit of Disney narrative – all good fun.
To get away from the crowds you can also take a raft across to Tom Sawyer Island, find a rocker and sit for a while or take a turn on the Liberty Square Riverboat.
Another staple for my husband is a quick stop at the Main Street Bakery as this is now run by Starbucks – he likes to get an espresso to fuel him up.
Timing of our visit is also crucial – we like to arrive no earlier than 4pm. We find that many families are starting to leave once the 3pm parade has gone through. Traffic and parking are generally easier and the heat is starting to reduce. You can then enjoy the sunsets over the park and pleasanter evening temperatures.
Must do rides for us are (in no particular order) the Tomorrowland Transit Authority, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (love to ride this in the dark, even better as the fireworks are on), Pirates of the Caribbean, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin and Haunted Mansion.
I love a trip to the Aloha Isle in Adventureland for a Dole Whip soft serve ice-cream and fresh pineapple.
The Wishes nighttime spectacular fireworks and Main Street Electrical Parade are a lovely end to a lovely evening.