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?
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