Magic Kingdom Events and Tours

Photographed by Michael of Countdown to Magic

You might think of the Magic Kingdom as just a collection of rides and restaurants, but it’s more than that.  In fact, the park offers guests the opportunity to participate in several unique events and tours.

Without further ado, let’s dive into exactly what those are right now.

  • Adventureland:

1) The Pirates League: If you’re willing to shell out a little extra money for the little one in your party, he or she can be transformed into either a mermaid or a pirate.

Costing anywhere between $34.95 and $79.95 depending on the package you opt for, little guests can get a true makeover that includes hair, makeup or face paint, clothes and accessories.  On top of that, you can pay even more money for deluxe versions of these packages, too.

Main Street, U.S.A:

1) Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour:  Aimed much more towards adults, and costing $79.00 per adult, this five-hour tour aims to leave no stone unturned when it comes to providing guests with an in-depth look at the Magic Kingdom.

In this walking tour, you’ll discover secrets about the Magic Kingdom, and even get to witness for your own eyes the “Utilidor,” which are the tunnels that exist underneath the Magic Kingdom that are specifically designed for cast members, Disney personnel, and potentially even celebrities so that they can be completely unseen by the public.

You’ll be quizzed on trivia, enjoy a nice lunch, and even have a chance to take home a little souvenir.  If you’re a fan of Disney World, and want an opportunity to experience the park from a completely new angle, this particular tour will offer that to you.

2) Harmony Barber Shop: Have you ever received a haircut Disney World style?  If not, there’s always a first for everything.

Here at the Harmony Barber Shop, kids and adults can sit down and be entertained with songs and humor while, at the same exact time, get a much needed haircut.

Price for children (12 and under) is $20.00, while adults pay $23.00.

(Video by WDW Radio)

  • Fantasyland

1) Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique: Bring the little girl in your party to this boutique and watch her transform into a Disney princess.  Kids and their parents or guardians get to select a hairstyle, and then watch as makeup, nail color, and other accessories are added to their soon-to-be princess.

Price for children ranges from $59.95 all the way to $194.95 depending on what’s requested for the makeover.

  • Other Magic Kingdom Locations:

1) Disney’s Family Magic Tour: Aimed at kids, tweens, teens and adults, and costing a flat fee of $39.00, the Family Magic Tour is a fun scavenger hunt where you try to answer strange riddles and follow clue after clue in hopes of solving your ultimate quest.

Disney says that while this event can be enjoyed by all, it’s primarily aimed at kids four to ten.

Any guests that are 16 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult that’s aged 18 or older.

It should be noted, too, that this tour involves a lot of outdoor walking (approximately two hours worth). Below is a video uploaded to YouTube by a family displaying what can be expected if you elect to go on this tour:

2) Disney’s The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour: For the price of $54.00 per adult, you can arrive at the Magic Kingdom early and meet with railroad engineers that will explain how they keep their steam trains running so smoothly every single day.

This is not just a quick question and answer session, however.  This is a three-hour tour that allows guests to do everything from ride the trains, to see where they are stored to learning about Walt Disney’s deep passion for the railroad.

This tour departs at 7:30 am.  Guests must be ages ten or older.

3) Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party: Ever wanted to celebrate Halloween in a fun, but really not too scary fashion?  If so, then this particular Mickey party might be just what you want.

What’s cool about this particular party is that guests are encouraged to dress up in costume and collect candy all throughout the park.  Even the cast members themselves will be dressed up in costume.

On top of that, you’ll get to enjoy unique Halloween related shows that only take place during the Halloween season at the Magic Kingdom.

It should be noted, however, that a separate party ticket will needed to be purchased in order to attend the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.  This party ticket will need to be purchased in advance and is separate from your actual park admission ticket.

This event is typically held on select nights from mid September through the very end of October and often into the first day of November.

4) Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party: Just like the Halloween party, the Magic Kingdom throws a Very Merry Christmas party on select nights during the months of November and December.

I love this Christmas party for a variety of reasons.  One, you get free, unlimited access to sugar cookies and hot chocolate.  One year, I pigged out and ate eleven cookies by midnight.

My stomach wasn’t too happy with me about that, but what can I say?  I was caught up in all the Disney Christmas magic.

You get to experience snow falling on Main Street, special parades and shows that are specifically themed and unique to the Christmas season, and the entire park and its cast members are decked out in Christmas decorations and attire.

This is a very special event if you can attend, but does require a separate ticket purchase (aside from your regular park admission ticket).  It’s wise to purchase this early and in advance.

(Video by iThemePark)

5) Night of Joy: Come out and enjoy this Christian music festival that features rock, gospel, and pop musicians.  This is usually a two-day event that occurs in September.

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