How to do Magic Kingdom in Half a Day with Kids

It’s really hard to do everything in Disney, and sometimes that tight schedule means you only have half a day in a park.

It is possible to see and do everything that you want to do in a short amount of time – it just requires a little bit of extra planning.

I’m sharing with you some of my best tips on how to do Magic Kingdom in half a day with kids! 

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This will give you plenty of time to park and get from the Transportation and Ticket Center to Magic Kingdom, and hopefully catch that early opening time too.

Get there Super Early

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I recommend paying for VIP parking, which will help you get even more of a head start. It certainly can be a premium charge (about $45 to $50 per day), but at a park like Magic Kingdom, it will help you save major time.

Pay for VIP Parking

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Not only does this save you a ton of money, but it also saves time from having to locate, pay for, and pick up food.

Pack Snacks and Drinks

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Make a list of five rides that you MUST do, and make sure to get on those rides! This way the lines will be shorter and you’ll be less stressed knowing you accomplished what you really wanted to.

Make a “Must Do” Ride List

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I recommend renting a stroller, which costs about $15-$30 a day, depending on if you need a single or double stroller. No more chasing the kids! You’ll be able to strap your kids in and zoom around the park way faster.

Rent a Stroller

It may sound impossible, but you can have an enjoyable day and do it all at Magic Kingdom in half a day with kids. It just requires a little bit of extra planning and an early start.