Summer of Disney – Magic Kingdom Bucket List

The summer is in full swing and with school being out that means that tons of families, friends, and groups flock to the Happiest Place on Earth. For some, this may be their first trip to the House of Mouse, for others just another day in the Park. Regardless of what your Mouseketeer status may be, I always encourage anyone going to a Disney park to create a bucket list. This adds a little extra magic to the day and helps to create some priceless memories. Here are a few favorites for the Magic Kingdom to get you started:

  • Enter the park and veer to the right to meet the Big Cheese

Mickey Mouse himself can be found at a character meet and greet spot immediately when you enter the Magic Kingdom. The best part about this interaction – Mickey talks to you! He will often greet you by name, wish you a Happy Birthday if you have a park birthday button on, or are ask if you are celebrating something. A truly interactive experience that worth the wait.
Pro Tip: during the parade show time and late evenings seem to be the best times to meet Mickey.

  • Press an extra penny and make a wish

Pressing pennies has been a long time fun souvenir to bring back from Disney. If you have some extra spare change lying around, bring it to the park. You can find various locations on Main Street where penny pressing machines are available. Once you’re done pressing, take a walk on over behind the castle to Cinderella’s wishing well. Here you can drop your penny in the well while making a wish. Just make sure your wish is a good one!

  • Discover a tale in colored tiles

While you’re in the area, roam through the center of Cinderella’s stunning castle and find a corridor that depicts her story made in colorful mosaic tiles. It’s a beautiful location for pictures and generally a nice place to take a break from the Florida heat.

  • Take home the Kitchen Sink

It’s not what you think it is, but it is just as challenging. The Kitchen Sink is an ice cream treat found at Magic Kingdom served in a bowl shaped like a Mickey Kitchen Sink. This treat is not the faint of heart, you will probably need a few people to get through the whole thing, but it’s a wonderful way to cool off with ice cream and still walk out of MK with an awesome souvenir.

  • Picnic on the hub grass

Since opening the hub grass has been a great spot to sit and watch the world go by with the lovely scenery of the iconic castle. Find a quick service spot and bring your fixin’s to the hub grass where you can stage a quick picnic and maybe even take a post picnic nap.

Share with us Main Streeters. What are some of your Magic Kingdom Summer Bucket List items?



Erika Roberts has been a Disney kid for as long as she can remember, but her love of visiting Disney Parks started after just one ride in a Doom Buggy. She couldn’t run to guest relations fast enough to offer up her soul in return for an Annual Pass. Since then Disney has taken all of her money, but has given her the most cherished memories; from watching her Nona’s face light up with happy tears as we strolled down Main Street on her first visit (she was 84 at the time), to her very own engagement on Halloween in front of the Haunted Mansion. Erika is excited to be on the TMSM team and where Disney Parks are concerned, you won’t catch her dead on It’s a Small World. If she asks to ride that, this is a clear indication that she is in danger and you must send help. You will, however, catch her performing Random Acts of Disney (R.A.D’s), park hopping with her amazing group of impressively talented and kind friends (usually in some themed attire), hanging out by The Haunted Mansion, and ugly crying during fireworks… then begging for a Mickey Premium Bar to eat her feelings…this is a judgment-free bio. Otherwise, Erika works for the State of Florida and is actively involved in her community. Erika believes in empowering others and spreading kindness to people from all walks of life. Erika also makes custom designed Disney inspired ears, etched glass, gifts, and accessories. You can check out, like or follow her work on FB, which also links to my shop’s Instagram: She looks forward to getting to know everyone and sharing the magic of Disney!

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