Skip the Lines With these Laid Back Magic Kingdom Activities

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If you are tired of waiting in endless lines for magical experiences while visiting Disney World, you’ll love this list of fun and free activities across the Magic Kingdom Park!

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom was the first Disney Park to open at the Orlando Resort in 1971, dazzling Guests with its five themed areas: Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Frontierland, Adventureland, and Tomorrowland, each of which offered their own unique entertainment, dining, and attractions. Because some experiences rack up hour-long waits and huge crowds, and Disney add-ons such as Disney Genie Lightning Lane are getting more expensive, it can get overwhelming, and your party may want some easy activities as a break from the best rides with the longest waits, such as Peter Pan’s Flight, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Haunted Mansion, and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

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Here are five Disney Resort locations to stop next time you need a breather at the Most Magical Place on Earth at no additional charge!

Listen to the Main Street Partyline

Originally located at Main Street’s Market House, a turn-of-the-century general store selling guests coffee, snacks, and souvenirs, this automated recreation of the early 1900s telephone allows Guests to listen in on the town’s interpersonal drama on its shared telephone line. You can now find it tucked into a corner at the Chapeau, a retail location serving all your hat, cap, and Mickey Ears needs!

Chill out on the Hub Grass

Die-hard Disney fans love the hub grass, a greenery area between Main Street, U.S.A. and Cinderella Castle around Walt Disney World’s “Hub.” Especially during the theme park’s off-season, it’s a quiet spot to sit in peace and relative quiet, people-watching and listening to the happy audio loop.

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Visit the Cinderella Castle

Passing across the hub, Guests can’t miss Cinderella Castle, a glorious fantasy icon standing 189 feet tall! While the Castle boasts an exclusive hotel suite and a fine dining location, Cinderella’s Royal Table, there are also a few activities open to anyone with regular Park admission, for which there’s often no line. For example, walk beneath the drawbridge and experience the gorgeous handmade mosaics which tell the story of Cinderella spanning the walls, before locating Cinderella’s fountain, where you can bow to the humble maiden to reveal her royal crown.

Spot a royal horse at Prince Charming’s Regal Carousel

Finish off the adventure by visiting Prince Charming’s Regal Carousel, a Disney ride with a Cinderella secret! Even if you don’t ride, you can sit nearby and observe the carousel riders, watching for one special horse, Cinderella’s own Major, marked by the golden ribbon on his tail.

Count chameleons at the Tangled Bathrooms

Want to make your Disney visit the best day ever? Head on over to the Fantasyland Tangled bathrooms, which transport Guests to a village in the Kingdom of Corona, and a structure decorated all over with artwork by Rapunzel herself. Plus, while you’re there seeing the floating lanterns gleam, see if you can find all ten friends of Pascal hidden around the space!

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Of course, there are plenty of other hidden secrets, freebies, and quiet spots located across the entire Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort in Southern California! Follow DisneyDining for more recommendations the next time you need a peaceful moment.



About Spencer Johnette

Spencer is a lifelong lover of theme parks, princesses, and Disney history that recently relocated to Northern California. She completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA, where she was the founder and first president of the campus Disney Club. A former Cast Member still mourning the loss of the Disney Store, she now haunts the Walt Disney Family Museum halls and shares her opinions with anyone who will listen @gothelsflower.