The last time I visited Magic Kingdom, I was 5 months pregnant. Returning 4 years later, I’m realizing, not only did I miss a lot of rides, I also forgot a lot due to preggo brain. Returning with my whole family this time was nearly like experiencing Disney for the first time again. Magic Kingdom is for everyone – young or old. The rides are not your typical scare the whits out of you kind of rides, they are mostly leisurely rides through water, on a train or around a carrousel. There are of course a few scary rides for the older Disney fans, but most of the rides are kid friendly. Even Princess I love roller “posters” went on Splash Mountain, she just squeaked by the 40 inch mark and wanted to go down the 50 foot drop more than once! To help with timing, fast passes were a must – thanks to my awesome readers for making the suggestion, I would have forgotten otherwise – and no, not due to pregnancy. We even used a fast pass to meet Mickey, Minney and the Disney Princesses. We were able to get in to see them in less than 5 minutes – it was amazing! Each Princess spent quality time with my little Disney Princess making her feel like the most special girl in the entire park. After a day of rides, magic, performances, parades and fun, the highlight of the entire day is the evening fireworks! The entire Disney castle was lit up, with firework after fire work exploiting perfectly overhead – making the perfect back drop. Tinkerbell also flies across the sky in a brightly lit costume. On a side note, I’ve heard that Disney is the largest FireWork purchaser and even have their own special fireworks created just for them – amazing! This is the only place you will see a smiley face firework. The entire day was Magical, the theme was “dreams come true” and after a day like that, I can say that my and my families dreams definitely came true. To be able to experience a day with my family in such a magical place is one I will truly not forget! It meant so much more than the last trip when I was expecting. Seeing the excitement in my daughters eyes was an amazing experience as a parent! I truly hope that each and every parent will be able to experience this with their child. Disney movies play a huge role in our lives, we all know the characters and to get to meet them and spend time with them was incredible. Each and every character that we met made us feel like we were the most important people in the park. They spend quality time with the children, and the must genuinely like children – or they are incredible actors! Of all the characters, it was Piglet that brought tears to my eyes, she was just the sweetest, without saying a word at all. We have made memories that will last a life time during this one day at the most magical place! There is one thing however that I didn’t really find necessary and those are the hopper passes! There is so much to do and see at each of the parks, I just can not see the value of going from park to park in one day. The only time I can see the value is on the day you visit Animal Kingdom, it closes at 5pm (the animals are on a tight schedule) so you could go to one of the other parks later in the evening. However, parking and transportation can take a bit of time, so I’m not sure how long you would actually be there! Also another tip if you plan on renting a stroller: pre buy the rentals for as many days as you will be needing the strollers. You get a discount for multiple days – wish I would have known this on the first day!