Right at the back of the Magic Kingdom, you can walk through or around Cinderella Castle to access Fantasyland, or get there via Liberty Square or Tomorrowland. If you’ve got young kids, this is probably where you’re headed and it can be one of the busiest areas. Highlights are:
Peter Pan’s Flight – take a pirate ship and fly over London. The queues for this are long – make it one of the first things you do, or get a Fastpass.
“It’s a small world” – this is a ride on a boat (you won’t get wet) taking you around the World to a very catchy tune!
Mickey’s PhilharMagic – a fun 3D film.
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – fun Pooh themed ride.
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – a spinning tea cups ride. Very fun, but don’t eat first.
Fantasyland – Storybook Circus
One of the newer areas of Fantasyland, Storybook Circus houses:
Dumbo the Flying Elephant – sit in Dumbo and have him fly you around, using the lever to go as high or as low as you like. The popularity of this ride and resulting length of the lines resulted in a duplicate version to be added. It has an interactive queue and play area, to keep the kids occupied while you wait.
Pete’s Silly Sideshow – meet Minnie, Daisy, Donald and Goofy in their circus outfits. Be aware that there are two separate queues for Daisy/Minnie and Donald/Goofy and that this attraction usually opens slightly later in the day, not at park opening – check the My Disney Experience app for times.
Goofy’s Barnstormer – the smallest of the ‘rollercoasters’ in the park; a kids coaster – with the lowest height restriction at 89cm.
Casey Junior’s Splash n Soak Station – your typical water shooting splash area, adored by every child and a relief from the Florida sun. Take swimwear or a change of clothes.
Fantasyland – Enchanted Forest
Another newer area of Magic Kingdom, with a focus on Beauty and the Beast and the Princesses:
Seven Dwarf’s Minetrain – the newest rollercoaster in the park, with wait times to prove it. Definitely worth doing, but strongly suggest you get a FastPass for it. If you go at park opening, cast members walk the crowd through to it so unless you’re at the very front, you’re looking at an immediate wait.
Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid – sit in clam shells as you are taken through Ariel’s story.
Princess meet and greets, at Princess Fairytale Hall and Ariel’s Grotto.
Enchanted Tales with Belle – interactive story time, as Belle tells her story helped by the children in the audience.