How we crashed the Magic Kingdom with Genie+
If you’ve been following the blog, you know that we recently visited Walt Disney World and visited all four theme parks. I am an annual pass holder and could have jumped at the park, but the majority of our group had day passes. So each park got a day and we added Genie+. For the Magic Kingdom, we do almost everything at 2 p.m. and here’s how we did it.
Like other parks, if you stay put, you can enter the parks 30 minutes before the general public. Use that time! We arrived at the park about 50 minutes before general opening. We walked straight in and headed to the rope drop near Tomorrowland. When the rope is down, most people run to the Seven Dwarfs mine train. If you’re willing to pay for Lightning Lane, I suggest you do for this one.
Previously, I had booked a Space Mountain Genie+ time. When the rope fell, with the majority running for Space Mountain or the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, we headed for Peter Pan’s Flight.
From there we headed to Big Thunder Mountain and continued.
Then we went to The Haunted Mansion and continued.
From there we started heading to Tomorrowland and took a detour to ride Ariel’s Underwater Adventure.
Then it’s off to Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. It was the longest queue we dealt with that day and it was around 30 minutes.
It was now time for Space Mountain so we hopped there for our Lightning Lane. I booked a Pirates of the Caribbean Lightning Lane for a little later.
After that, we hit the Progress Carousel and then the PeopleMover.
After finishing the Tomorrowland attractions we wanted to do, we headed to It’s a Small World and it was a short wait of about 12 minutes.
Then we had lunch and visited the Country Bear Jamboree.
From there we headed to Pirates of the Caribbean and then to the Enchanted Tiki Room.
At this point it was around 2pm so we headed back to the hotel to get away from the heat and take a break.
Later that evening some of the group came back and they were able to go up Splash Mountain during the fireworks (which I recommend) and they were able to catch all the other attractions they had missed during the day. The jungle cruise is another that might be easier to do at night.
Of course, we didn’t put everything together in the Magic Kingdom. We didn’t do the Storybook Circus area or any part of Fantasyland, but we walked through everything we wanted to. Small tweaks to what we’ve made might also allow someone to get to other attractions faster.
Your experience may vary, but it worked great for us with just a little planning and know-how. If you really want to do the Seven Dwarfs attraction, just pay the Lighting Lane fee. This will save you a lot of trouble.
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