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Magic Kingdom Tips
Try to come toward the end of the week, because most families hit the Magic Kingdom early in a visit.
Ride a star attraction during a parade; lines ease considerably. (But be careful not to get stuck on the wrong side of the parade route when it starts, or you may never get across.)
At City Hall, near the park's Town Square entrance, pick up a guide map and a Times Guide, which lists showtimes, character-greeting times, and hours for attractions and restaurants.
Book character meals early. Main Street, U.S.A.'s The Crystal Palace, A Buffet with Character has breakfast, lunch, and dinner with Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, and friends. All three meals at the Fairy Tale Dining experience in Cinderella Castle are extremely popular—so much so that you should reserve your spot six months out. At a Wonderland Tea Party weekday afternoons in the Grand Floridian Resort, kids can interact with Alice and help decorate (and eat) cupcakes.
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