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All of our travel consultants are part of an elite group of industry professionals that have successfully completed the College of Disney Knowledge course and have earned the title of Disney Specialist which indicates a special knowledge level of the Walt Disney World Resort®, Disneyland®, the new Disney Cruise Line, and the Disney Institute.
Here, our Disney Specialists have posted some of their favorite tips and answered to frequently asked questions about the Magic Kingdom Resort.
Need more information about Walt Disney World's other theme parks? Give us a call at 609-978-0740.  We'll be glad to answer all of your questions.

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Tips from our Disney Vacation Planning Consultants:
  • Add a personal touch to your collection and get pins from favorite Disney attractions, events — or with characters that interest you.
  • Organize your Disney pin collection in categories such as characters, attractions or special events — making it easier to find a specific pin to show or trade.
  • Disney pin collecting is a great way to remember a favorite attraction, event or character. It's like bringing home a piece of the magic! 
  • Remember to bring your camera, but don't worry: If you forget, cameras, film and batteries are always available for purchase in the Park.
  • Be sure to bring water and sun screen. Having a poncho, umbrella or light raincoat might be a good idea, too.
  • Remember to drink plenty of liquids during your visit.
  • Adults with youngsters too small to ride may take turns riding an attraction. There is no need to wait in line twice. Ask a Cast Member for details.
  • Be sure to keep your ticket and have your hand stamped upon exiting the Park if you wish to return later the same day.
  • Don't forget to bring your autograph book to Mickey's Toontown® Fair where you can find your favorite characters.
  • Many Disney Cast Members are fluent in more than one language. The flags on their nametags indicate which languages they speak.
  • Check the Magic Kingdom® Park Guide for show times and Park hours.
  • Check the tip board on Main Street U.S.A.® throughout the day for the current wait times for the most popular attractions at the Park.
  • Look for the Disney photographer at the entrance to the Park and in front of Cinderella Castle to get that magical memory of your day at the Magic Kingdom® Park.
  • For a full-service meal, make priority seating arrangements when you arrive at the Park at either Guest Relations or the desired eatery. Or make advance plans by calling us at 609-978-0740.
  • Measure your child's height before you arrive at the Park so you know which attractions he or she is able to ride. All height requirements are listed on this Web site.
  • If your party decides to split up, remember to set a meeting place and time. But try not to pick any place too trafficked, like in front of Cinderella Castle, or it may be difficult to find your party.
  • Study a map of the Park prior to your arrival to become familiar with the location of the attractions you are most interested in.
  • Take advantage of Disney's FASTPASS® Service. Simply slip your Park Pass into the FASTPASS machine to receive an assigned return time and enjoy the rest of the park while Disney's FASTPASS saves your place in line.
  • The Magic Kingdom® Park has three ATMs: under the Main Street train station, near the FrontierlandShooting Arcade and at the Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. arcade near Space Mountain®. You can exchange most foreign currency at City Hall.
  • With so much to see and do at the Walt Disney World® Resort, we encourage you to wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes.
  • Did you know that you can get a haircut at the Magic Kingdom® Park? Visit the Harmony Barber Shop located beside the Car Barn on Main Street.
  • Special "behind the scenes" tours are available at the Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot® and Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Just call 609-978-0740 and one of our Travel Consultants for reservations and details.

Walt Disney World "FUN" Trivia
  • DISNEY-MGM STUDIOS- The earffel Tower, Disney-MGM Studios' water tower landmark, would wear a hat size of 342 3/4.
  • EPCOT® - How's your swing?  Spaceship Earth of Epcot® weighs 16 million pounds - equal in weight to 158 million golf balls
  • WALT DISNEY WORLD® RESORT - The Walt Disney World® Resort is 30,000 acres in size. That's the size of San Francisco or twice the size of Manhattan Island
  • WALT DISNEY WORLD® RESORTS - It would take more the 20 million 12 ounce cans of Coca-Cola to fill one of the humongous Coke cups at the Home-Run Hotel in Disney's All-Star Sports Resort
  • WALT DISNEY WORLD® RESORTS - Stormalong Bay, Disney's Beach Club Resort swimming area, holds 750,000 gallons of water, making it the largest sand-bottom pool in the world
  • WALT DISNEY WORLD® RESORT - If you emptied the water from the Living Seas at Epcot® into one-gallon milk jugs and laid them side by side, they would stretch from Orlando to New Orleans, Knoxville or Raleigh - 540 miles
  • WALT DISNEY WORLD® RESORTS - More than 46 million Cokes are consumed each year at Walt Disney World® Resort.  That goes with 7 million hamburgers, 5 million hot dogs, 5 million pounds of French fries and 265,000 pound of popcorn
  • ILLUMINATIONS - More the 26,000 feet of lights outline the World Showcase pavilions - a string long enough to stretch across the Golden Gate Bridge more than six times
  • WALT DISNEY WORLD® RESORT - The massive, 8-story-high fireplace in Disney's Wilderness Lodge was built using the same stone colorizations as the Grand Canyon

HIDDEN MICKEY'S - Some of the most unusual places to find hidden Mickey's:
  • A constellation of Mickey Mouse in Spaceship Earth planetarium
  • A hidden Mickey in the mural above Body Wars in Wonders of Life
  • In the stones of the brick walkway just before crossing over to the chapel of Disney's Wedding Pavilion
  • The main balcony designs at the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™
  • The "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" scene after the splash of Splash Mountain in the pink clouds to the right of the steamboat
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