Magic Kingdom Tips

Hey guys! I decided to make a sort of master post of everything I learned about the parks as a CP. This is more from a guest’s perspective, so you don’t need to be a CP to use it.

- if you’re in a rush and the line for the express monorail from parking is packed take the resort monorail, it still stops at parking and at the magic kingdom, but most people don’t know this so they wait for the express. Same advice applies for leaving after fireworks.
- if you have the option, busses are almost always faster to take to MK because you skip the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) altogether and just get dropped off at the main entrance.
- the best parade viewing spot for the 3 o'clock parade is in Frontierland, that’s where the parade starts, so it’ll be over for you faster and you can ride rides while the Main Street people are still watching the parade. Frontierland also has store fronts that are covered you can sit or stand under to be out of the sun.
- Columbia Harbour House is the best place to go if you need an air conditioned place to sit for a while, it has 2 levels of seating and it’s almost never crowded.
these are the rides you want fastpasses for:
- Space Mountain
- Mine Train
- Peter Pans flight
- Big Thunder Mountain
- Jungle Cruise
- Best place to watch fireworks? From the elevated train station platform, get your spot about an hour early though
- You can get band-aids and OTC pain relief pills for free from First Aid
- You can have your shopping purchases sent to the front of the park or your hotel room if you stay on property that way you don’t have to carry it around
- cups of ice water are free
- get the MyDisneyExperience app to make fast pass choices and dining reservations on the go, it also has real time wait times for rides.
- There’s free wifi in the park
- You can walk to MK from the Contemporary resort, so if you have a Chef Mickey’s breakfast reservation, park at contemporary and walk to MK after
- Ask the merchandise people for stickers! They’re free and collectible.
- The Emporium is insanely crowded at park open and park close, anytime in between is MUCH more tolerable
- Dole Whip and Citrus Swirl can both only be found in Adventureland in MK
Rides that almost never have a long wait
- Mad Tea Party
- Monster’s inc laugh floor
- Stitch’s Great Escape
- Carrousel
- It’s a Small World
- Swiss Family Tree House
- Tom Sawyer Island
- People Mover
- Carrousel of Progress
- Little Mermaid (unless it’s broken down)
- The Plaza and Tony’s are my go to restaurants for last minute full service reservations
- You can bring your own food and (non-alcoholic) drinks into any Disney park
- Cast Members: if you’re coming to play in the parks you MUST go through guest entrances, people get termed for using backstage areas when they’re in the parks as a guest and not preparing for or leaving a work shift.
- Cast Members: you CANNOT call off a shift at work and then go play in the parks or go to a housing event, you WILL get termed for this
- Cast Members: ALWAYS have your blue ID card with you, you have to show it to get merch discounts and food discounts

DCP Bucket List!

This is the start of my DCP bucket list. I’m picking and choosing from ones I have seen elsewhere! Also, I’m going to make a separate list just for food!

1) Visit all 4 parks in one day

2) Spend an entire day, open to close, at every park.

3) Go to MK for the Welcome Show

4) Watch the Wishes fireworks

5) Go to at least on VoluntEARS event

6) Go to a Magic Backstage event

7) Drink around the world at Epcot

8) Meet all the characters

9) See the Festival of the Lion King

10) Be the Rebel Spy on Star Tours

11) Go to the Animal Kingdom Lodge at night

12) See every parade and show at Disney

13) Go to a Rope Drop at each park

14) Go to a park alone

15) Go to a park and don’t go on any rides

16) People watch

17) Go to the parks on a rainy day

18) Have family and friends visit

19) Take a photo in front of each park landmark

20) Watch a custodian paint a water picture

Magic Kingdom specific:

21) Buy a balloon on Main Street

22) Curtsy with the Princesses

23) Find PUSH the talking trash can

24) Frontierland Hoedown

25) Get pixie dusted from Castle Couture

26) Get a picture on an empty Main Street

27) Make a wish in the wishing well

28) Ride all 3 mountains in one day

29) Take a behind the scenes tour of the park

30) Take the ferryboat instead of the monorail

31) Try pulling the sword from the stone

EPCOT specific:

32) Take a picture in the phone booth in the London Pavilion

33) DiveQuest

34) Do the Behind the Seeds tour

35) Get a passport and visit every country for stamps

36) Pick a pearl in Japan

37) Sit in the very front row of Soarin’

38) Take a picture inside Bruce’s mouth at The Seas with Nemo and Friends

39) Take the Around the World Segway tour

40) Do everything in Innovations East and West

Hollywood Studios specific:

41) Do the animation class

42) Experience Character Palooza

43) Get a high score on Toy Story Midway Mania

44) Go on Tower of Terror daytime, night, and raining

45) Make a lightsaber at Tattooine Traders

46) See both Fantasmic showings in the same night

47) Sit in the very front row at Fantasmic

48) Be on the Backlot Tour

49) Walk through One Man’s Dream

Animal Kingdom specific:

50) Check out the Backstage Safari or Wild by Design tour

51) Dance in the Harambe Village street party

52) Do the Wild Africa Trek

53) Be a part of the show at Festival of the Lion King

54) Go on Kali River Rapids until completely soaked

55) Go to the petting zoo at Rafiki’s Planet Watch

56) Ride the first Kilimanjaro Safari of the day

57) Ride Expedition Everest multiple times in a row

58) Play in Dinoland

Downtown Disney specific:

59) Design your own shirt at Design-a-Tee

60) Get lost in World of Disney

61) Go bowling at Splitsville

62) Go to DisneyQuest

63) La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil

64) Ride the Characters in Flight balloon

65) See a movie at the dine-in theatre

66) Stroll around DTD at night

67) Visit Basin and wash your hands with the scrubs

68) Rent a platoon boat

Resort specific:

69) Archery at Fort Wilderness

70) Campfire & singalong with Chip and Dale at Fort Wilderness

71) Campfire at Animal Kingdom Lodge

72) Explore the Boardwalk at night

73) Stay at a fancy resort for one night

74) Get leis from the Polynesian

75) Go parasailing or jet skiing in Bay Lake

76) Go to a movie night

77) Have a spa day at Saratoga Springs or Grand Floridian

78) Have tea at the Grand Floridian

79) Jellyrolls dueling piano bar on the Boardwalk

80) Go around Seven Seas Lagoon

81) Relax in a hammock at the Polynesian

82) Ride the resort monorail all day

83) Take a carriage ride at Fort Wilderness or Port Orleans Riverside

84) Visit every resort

85) Visit the Wedding Pavilion

86) Watch the Electrical Water Pageant from the Poly

87) Watch Wishes from the beach at the Poly, Narcoossee’s at the Grand Floridian, and California Grille at the Contemporary

Other:

88) Check out ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

89) Learn to surf at Typhoon Lagoon

90) Plan mini golf at Fantasia Gardens or Winter Summerland

91) Swim with sharks at Typhoon Lagoon

92) Take on Summit Plummet at Blizzard Beach

93) Be the last guest in a park

94) Become a Galactic Hero

Porque me sinto tão só? Esse vazio dentro de mim, vai passar? Quando? A faculdade não vem. O Emprego não vem. O meu amor não vem. Minha estabilidade financeira não vem. Minha esperança está ficando pra trás. A confiança já não existe mais. A Fé, já se esvaiu. E eu nem sei qual minha importância neste mundo. Nada do que eu planejo vai pra frente. Ando um passo por acerto e a cada erro parece que eu volto dois.
—  A decepção me tirou pra dançar.

anonymous asked:

Where have you been? Sorry I'm new and I'd like to understand why everyone is welcoming you back :)

((OOC: Hello!! I was in the Disney College Program in Disneyworld for 4 months and just barely got back. I had no laptop nor did I have enough space to pack wigs and makeup and stuff. So I’ve been pretty much inactive since February. BUT I’M GLAD TO BE BACK!!))

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One of my favorite parts of preparing for the DCP has been making a bucket list for when I get down there. I love to bullet journal, so I bought a brand new notebook for this year and got to work picking out things to do in each of the parks and around the resorts/Orlando. For each park, I made a list of all the shows and rides, plus other experiences I want to make sure to do - such as specific restaurants, tours, etc. - and left some space to add in pictures, Epcot passport stamps, and whatnot.

The gist of it is that I want to meet all the characters, go on every ride, watch every show, and see every animal at Animal Kingdom, plus some more specific experiences only available at Walt Disney World or for members of the College Program.

I’ve seen lots of these lists online, but I wanted to make my own to customize it to my interests. For example, I don’t drink, so drinking around the world at Epcot doesn’t sound very exciting to me. Instead, I’m going to eat around the world at all the snack locations in each country. And I collect Peter Pan books, so one of my bucket list items is to buy a copy of Peter Pan in Orlando and have whatever Peter Pan characters I can meet sign it.

I can’t wait to get to Florida and start crossing things off!