When I first found WDW Hints, I was struck by the first post’s advice: Get to the Parks Before Opening! I have used that advice on every trip since then and benefited from shorter lines and access to more attractions during the first hour of the day than if we had arrived mid morning. We can get a tremendous amount done early each morning.
But, what happens when the masses arrive and the lines get crazy? We head towards attractions with larger crowd capacities or that are less “popular.” Here are ten Magic Kingdom attractions that are great to visit when crowds are at their peak.
1. Mickey’s PhilharMagic – A fun show in a theater with great 4D effects. (This one may be scary for toddlers.)
2. Enchanted Tiki Room – Large capacity in this theater make this a great choice for a break from the heat. Plus it is a Walt Disney classic that everyone should experience.
3. Country Bear Jamboree – Like the Tiki room, this is a great classic show that can seat a lot of people.
4. Hall of Presidents – This is a must see show in the Magic Kingdom and it is huge! Shows all day make it easy to get in without a long wait.
5. Peter Pan’s Flight – Just kidding. Get there early or be prepared to wait.
6. Mad Tea Party – Another classic, this attraction often features shorter lines. It does back up with heavy crowds, but it’s usually a good bet.
7. Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover – Board the Peoplemover and travel through Tomorrowland for a break from all of that walking! It’s not a fast paced attraction, but my kids love the Peoplemover.
8. Carousel of Progress – Designed by Walt himself, this show is setting in a moving theater with new shows starting continuously throughout the day. It is one of my favorite attractions.
9. Swiss Family Treehouse – There is rarely a line to climb the winding staircase up and down through the Swiss Family Treehouse. There are fun finds at every corner and great views!
10. Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor – We always stop in the Laugh Floor for a laugh and to learn a few new jokes to bring home. Being held in a theater, we have never had to wait longer than one show to enter.
What’s your best tip to beat the crowds at Disney World?