Gary C and I are back for a NEW magical Walt Disney World Vlog series! In this first full day of our trip to Orlando, Florida, we visit Disney’s Magic Kingdom and try out Disney Genie+ (Genie Plus)! There we relive some old favourite attractions and then hop over to the Grand Floridian for a wonderfully festive evening.
I’m Adam Hattan, a family-friendly vlogger from the United Kingdom who vlogs the magic of Disney Parks. I love going to Walt Disney World with my friend Gary C and can’t wait to share this exciting holiday vlog series with you!
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After 18 months of border closures, Gary and I are finally on our way to Magic Kingdom! We awake in our Art of Animation Cars Suite and enjoy the beautiful sunrise on the way to the bus. Whilst waiting for the bus, I explain what Disney Genie is, what Disney Genie+ is and what Individual Attraction Selections are (luxury/fancy rides). I then show you how to open your ‘My Day’ and ‘Tip Board’ within the My Disney Experience app, and book attractions with Genie Plus.
Once at Magic Kingdom, we have an emotional entry into the park and enjoy seeing the castle for the first time since it’s 50th Anniversary makeover. The line to meet Mickey Mouse first thing was very low, so we start by meeting the big cheese in the Town Square Theatre. For the first time ever, we just get to enjoy Main Street USA. We grab breakfast at Starbucks, then take a seat outside the Ice Cream parlour, to soak it all up.
We show you where to get the Magic Kingdom Zoom photo, before sharing some of the 50th Anniversary golden statues in the hub. We start out with Lady & The Tramp, spot Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto, Cinderella’s Mice (Jaq & Gus) and more. The hunt is then on to find the other character statues dotted around the park. Throughout the day we find Stitch, Abu, Tinkerbell, Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, Orange Bird and more!
During our day, we utilise both wait times and the Lightning Lanes via Genie+ and Individual Attraction Selections to ride Peoplemover, Space Mountain, Under the Sea with Ariel, Big Thunder Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean. The rest of our time in the park is spent soaking up the atmosphere and just enjoying being there. We saw character cavalcades such as the Disney Princess cavalcade, the 50th Anniversary cavalcade and the Move It, Shake It style one.
As our batteries start to run low, we take the resort boat service over to Disney’s Grand Floridian for dinner at the Grand Floridian Cafe and for a look at their magical Christmas decorations, including the life-size Gingerbread House built in the lobby. Once back at our room, we give you a full review of our experience (on this day alone) of Genie+ and the Individual Attraction Selections, to see if we thought it was worth the money.
All in all, we had the best time at Magic Kingdom and we were both so grateful to just be there. Next week we’re off to Epcot! Make sure you’ve got notifications turned on to know when we’re premiering the next vlog.
NOTES: I’m Adam Hattan, a UK based vlogger who focuses on bringing you fun and informative vlogs, the whole family can enjoy (parental guidance is always recommended for all videos). I film on a canon G7X Mark III (3) compact camera.
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