Magic Kingdom Hacks

Caseys Corner Mobile Order - Photo by Steps to Magic

Travel Hacks have never been more important than now, especially with the number of Travel Books that are touting the latest and greatest ways for you to save time and money.

Well if EVERYONE knows the secrets…they’re not really secrets are they? 😉

Here’s a list of my Magic Kingdom Hacks

Know your UBER Drop Off Point

Walkway from Magic Kingdom to Contemporary
Walkway from Magic Kingdom to Contemporary – Photo by Steps to Magic

When we’re going to the Magic Kingdom and we want to get there with the quickest route, the bus definitely isn’t the choice. The hack is quite simple…UBER to the Contemporary Resort for breakfast at Contempo Cafe before WALKING across the street to the Magic Kingdom.

Why is this awesome? Well you get your own hidden secret entrance and security guards without having to worry about either taking the Monorail or Ferry…it’s so much easier!

Go Against the Crowds

If you see folks going right – go left. Just know that there are multiple ways to get to the same end destination will give you the best way to avoid bottlenecks.

Mobile Order

Mobile Order at Pinocchio Village Haus
Mobile Order at Pinocchio Village Haus – Photo by Steps to Magic

Paying for meals shouldn’t take crazy amounts of time, so when you use Mobile Order, you get to save time by having your own waiting area to pick up the food that others had to wait way too long to order.

The other nice thing about this hack is that you’re able to see the full menu, along with customizable options all with the same app that you use for FastPass and Advanced Dining Reservations. We’re looking at you Facebook…with your separate messaging app…like…cmon!

Dole Whip Hack

Dole Whip Mobile Order
Dole Whip Mobile Order – Photo by Steps to Magic

Did you know that you can Mobile Order your Dole Whip? That’s right! No more standing in line and watching everyone else get their stuff before you….there’s a dedicated cast member who’s entire role is to prepare Mobile Orders, so why not use the system.

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Refillable Drinks at Quick Service Meals

Each park has at least one Quick Service location that provides a self-service beverage station.

The hack will actually save you at least double the cost of the drink…because when you’re about to leave…get a refill of a non-carbonated drink (like Powerade or Lemonade) and then when you’re outside of the restaurant…transfer it to your Swell Water Bottle!

Can’t go wrong with a little extra sugar when you’re in the Florida heat!

Know your Free Water Spots

Oh, so remember those exact same Quick Service locations with self-service beverage stations that I just brought up? Well they also have a ‘Water’ spout that gives you free ICE WATER! Use it…that’s why it’s there.

Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom Card

You have to open a portal to get your daily pack of cards, but what happens if it’s your first day of your vacation and don’t have your cards with you? Well, stop into the FireHall on Main Street and explain to the Cast Member that you can’t remember what your first portal is, because it’s been a while since your last trip.

They’ll ask you what land you’d like to start in and then give you a pack of cards. It’s why the cast members who work the game are awesome!

Special Pins to Purchase

Are you an Annual Passholder or a Disney Vacation Club owner? You may be able to purchase special edition pin sets at the Frontier Trading Post in Frontierland.

Just ask a Cast Member when you’re at the location…oh, and they’ve got an awesome pin board as well!

The Emporium is More Than One Store

This is a huge hack, because you may want to get through the crowds that have stationed themselves in Main Street USA for a parade or fireworks.

You can actually go from Casey’s Corner through the connecting 5 stores to right beside the Fire Hall, grabbing some last minute souvenirs AND solid air conditioning as well;)

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Pirates of the Caribbean Seating

Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean – Photo by Steps to Magic

Want to see all the best scenes? You’ll have to ride it twice to sit on the left AND the right side…but say you only have time to ride it once, what should you do?

You want to be on the LEFT side, because you’ll get the greatest number of high-visibility scenes without having to look over someone’s shoulder.

Hope that you got some fun hacks, insights and tips that will allow you to enjoy your time at the Magic Kingdom that much more magical!

Magic Kingdom Hacks - #StepstoMagic
Magic Kingdom Hacks – #StepstoMagic

Written by Dustin Fuhs

I’m Dustin Fuhs, a theme park fanatic that has created this platform to showcase my passion, tools and opinions to create a fun and interactive experience for everyone who visits. My goal is to help you and your family have the most magical experience at Walt Disney World. In reading my articles and ideas, I hope that you can find some fantastic ways to bring your dreams into reality! If you want more Theme Park fun - listen to the We Like Theme Parks Podcast at

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