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On the Road w/Mickey 154 – Navigating the Parks: Magic Kingdom!

January 16, 2023
Navigating the Parks: Magic KingdomEpisode 154 – Navigating the Parks: Magic Kingdom!

Navigating the Parks: Magic Kingdom!

Hey everyone, I’m Mike, she’s Sophie, that’s Brenda, and he’s Grogu, and we’re On the Road with Mickey! This is episode 154 and our feature topic this week is our Navigating the Parks: Magic Kingdom! Grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and relax, and tell us in the comments below what you think! Here’s the rundown of what we talked about:

  • Cheddar from the Big Cheese
    • Sophie: TRON Lightcycle / Run opening date has been announced! April 4th!
    • Brenda: Happily Ever After and Epcot Forever are returning to Disney on April 3rd!
    • Mike: Which, unfortunately means that Harmonious is going to end. Its last performance is April 2nd.
    • Brenda: Other news: Free Self-Parking returns to WDW Hotels! In the next few months, WDW Annual Passholders park reservations after 2PM aren’t needed (except for weekends). Also, in the next few months, if you purchase Genie+, the digital downloads of your ride photos will be included at no additional cost.

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  • Feature Topic: Navigating the Parks: Magic Kingdom
    • Brenda:
      • Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane at 7AM. Rope Drop
        • Space Mountain (G1)
        • Peter Pan
        • It’s a Small World
        • Pooh
        • Buzz Lightyear
        • BTMRR (G2)
        • TTA
        • CoP
        • Mad Tea Party
        • Fantasyland attractions
        • WDW Railroad
        • Haunted Mansion (G3)
        • Pirates of the Caribbean
        • Magic Carpets of Aladdin
        • Watch the parade in Frontierland
        • Princess Meet & Greet (G4)
        • Tom Sawyer Island with snack and drink
        • Fireworks (G5) – if available
        • Carousel
        • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
        • Dinner
        • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
        • Fireworks

    • Sophie:
      • We wing it!
        • We don’t often rope drop
        • Depends on hunger level
        • Clockwise vs. Counter-clockwise
        • Line length helps determine ride
        • Tomorrowland
        • Fantasyland
        • Land at a time

    • Mike:
      • What Sophie said lol

  • This Day in Disney History for January 16:
    • 1890: The birth of Edna Francis, wife of Roy O. Disney

  • Disney Who’s Who Character
    • Kristoff from Frozen

  • A Little Bit of Walt:
    • (He wrote his ideas for a new type of theme park, originally called Mickey Mouse Park, to a friend, saying), “I just want it to look like nothing else in the world…and it should be surrounded by a train.”– Walt Disney

  • Coming Next Week: Navigating the Parks: Epcot!
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