Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom
The Magic Kingdom is a 90 minute drive from St Pete Beach, so it is well worth a day visit. I bought my 1 day tickets online in the UK and set up a ‘My Disney Experience‘ account so that I could plan my day beforehand.
Tip – One day ticket options are only available online is if you change the language setting on the website from English (UK) to English (USA). You also get 3 free fast passes when doing so, which really made our day a lot smoother and hardly queued at all.
If you are spending more than one or two days in Disney, I would strongly recommend staying on site and booking when you get free Disney Dining. Not only is the food and drink extremely pricey, the parking is charged at $20 per day. It also gives you the option to get to the park extra early, then go back to the hotel for lunch and a swim before returning later in the afternoon. A full day from 8 am to midnight is not for the faint hearted.
Tip – Share an ice cream with your child for two reasons. They are huge and they melt quicker than a child can eat one!
Taking a child on rides like ‘Dumbo’ and ‘It’s A Small World’ for the first time, is such a wonderful experience.
“Saving Mr Banks” is an incredible movie about Walt Disney and the plaque on his statue really sums up his incredible contribution to our world. It reads;
“We believe in our idea – a family park where parents and children could have fun together – Walt Disney”
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