Magic Kingdom Hacks

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? šŸ˜‰


Disney’s Contemporary Resort (Image: Dustin Fuhs / StepstoMagic)

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!

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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.


Casey’s Corner at the Magic Kingdom (Image: Dustin Fuhs / StepstoMagic)

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 Genie+, Lightning Lane and Advanced Dining Reservations. We’re looking at you Facebook…with your separate messaging app…like…cmon!

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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!


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.

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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 at the Magic Kingdom (Image: Dustin Fuhs / StepstoMagic)

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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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!

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