The Grown-Up’s Guide to the Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom

Kris of Nomad by Trade gives an insider’s guide to the Magic Kingdom. Where the best eats are – the photo shows the yummiest snack in the park, something called a Dole Whip, which sounds pretty dire in Australia, but apparently “dole” means something else in the States – the best rides, the best photo opportunities, even a few places to kick your boots off and relax a bit.

The sort of inside information Kris doles out is golden. These tips are straight from the horse’s mouth, and you’ll be a winner if you follow the guide. Trust me on this; you can spend a lot of time at a Disney park doing nothing much but waiting in line if you aren’t prepared.

I once spent half of a jam-packed day at the Magic Kingdom – the other half being at the Kennedy Space Centre – and it was awesome. Being able to shave a few minutes here and there makes more time for more things to do.

Not nearly enough time to see everything, but I had fun. I might go back another time and maybe tuck into a bucket of that Dole Whip stuff.


As a former Magic Kingdom Cast Member, this park will always have the fondest memories associated with it for me. It was the first Disney World park and is home to the iconic Cinderella Castle. I know what you’re thinking. “Isn’t the Magic Kingdom just for kids?” Nope, not at all. Despite its reputation as the “kids’ park,” there is plenty of fun for guests of all ages, as I’ll demonstrate in this very in-depth guide for adults at the Magic Kingdom.

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Image credit: Kris at Nomad by Trade

Lady lusting after a tub of dole whip. Not dolefully, presumably. Not yet, anyway.