Wasting Time in the Magic Kingdom

On our last trip to Walt Disney World, we found ourselves wandering around the Magic Kingdom while waiting for our various dining and Lightning Lane / Disney Genie + reservations.

This lead me to the current question – “What can you do in the meantime, when you don’t want to walk from one end of the park to the other?”

Wasting Time in the Magic Kingdom


Lefou's Brew at Gaston's Tavern in the Magic Kingdom
Lefou’s Brew at Gaston’s Tavern in the Magic Kingdom (Image: Dustin Fuhs / StepstoMagic)
  • Dole Whip at Aloha Isle in Adventureland
  • LeFou’s Brew at Gaston’s Tavern in New Fantasyland
  • Ice Cream Float at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies in Tomorrowland
  • Peter Pan Float at Storybook Treats in New Fantasyland


  • A Pirates Adventure


Memento Mori at the Magic Kingdom (Image: Dustin Fuhs / StepstoMagic)
  • Memento Mori outside of the Haunted Mansion
  • Art of Disney at Bonjour Gifts


  • Under the Sea – Journey with the Little Mermaid
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority
  • Dumbo / Barnstormer


Partners Statue in front of Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom (Image: Dustin Fuhs / StepstoMagic)
  • Purple Wall by the Tomorrowland Terrace
  • Cinderella Castle
  • Rapunzel Tower in Fantasyland
  • Partners Statue in the Hub
  • Main Street USA with Balloons
  • Sword in the Stone


When you’re thinking about going from one reservation to another, there are SO MANY things that you can do in the Magic Kingdom that you really shouldn’t ever be “bored”. That being said, this park is by far and away my favorite place to waste time:)

Dustin Fuhshttp://www.stepstomagic.com
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!

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