Disney: Magic Kingdom review
Magic - the power of influencing the course of events by using supernatural or mysterious forces.
Never have I ever been to Disney, so going to Magic Kingdom was exciting for both me and my son. It's like watching all your favorite T.V. characters come to life and if your like me the best way to get your money's worth is to start early in the day. Disney is expensive when you think of the multiple parks and days it requires to hit each park.
My advice? If you can't afford all four and you live in the Florida area, hit them one park at a time. My plans are to try and go to a different one each year; that way I am offsetting the balance of a full vacation, i.e. hotel, car rental, food for the whole day, etc. For $213 I paid for myself and my son and stood there from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm. It was a long time but we were able to see every part of the park and get on all the rides that he mentioned. It's a great experience because it helps them correlate T.V. shows to real life objects and each ride is designed to feel like a mini adventure.
If your a Florida resident the best bang for your buck is the three day tickets for $189 per person which you can purchase at the window or on the Disney site. The catch is that you cannot go to the parks during peak season which is basically the entire summer and you can only go to one park per day. It's better to save the bucks from purchasing a Park Hopper and choose this admission because one park will literally wear you out. Also, you don't have to go to three parks, three days consecutively, you have 6 months to use up your three days.
There are other sites that offer Disney promotions with discounts no greater than 10 percent and have additional information for those Beaut's traveling from outside of Florida. My recommended one's would be Best of Orlando, Mouse Savers, and Undercover Tourist in addition to tickets they have hotel, car rental, and other vacation packages.
Disney offers FastPass, you can either buy the bands at the entrance of the park for $13 to $23 a pop and skip all the lines or you can sign up for FastPass for free online. The MagicBands can also be purchased online and customized for which rides you want to skip the line, which attractions you want to go to, etc. The free FastPass+ limits you to only one, two, or three selected skips on the days your attending and you have to preselect 24 hours in advance.
You can bring your own food into the adventure parks, their food isn't all that unless your paying top dollar so I would definitely recommend packing some snacks and drinks since they also do not offer refillable cups for drinks. However, there are a few things that aren't allowed, i.e. selfie sticks. You can review other items and FAQ's on the Disney site as well.