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Magic Kingdom Day 3 Seven Night Sunday Arrival Version of 2017 Basic December Itinerary

By Dave Shute

(Note: this is from the Sunday arrival seven night version of the 2017 Basic December Itinerary. The itinerary works only for the four weeks beginning the Sunday after Thanksgiving 2017.)


Today you have the morning off, and then in the early afternoon continue your visit the Magic Kingdom.

You should have FastPass+ for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan’s Flight, and the Haunted Mansion


You should have no scheduled meals.

In the evening, if you choose you can return to Hollywood Studios to see whichever of its evening shows you missed on Monday. If you do, you will miss Happily Ever After, and also will need to add a Park Hopper to your tickets.


  • Sleep in and eat breakfast in your room
  • Either eat lunch in your hotel or arrive at the park earlier than 12:45p to dine there
  • Arrive at Magic Kingdom by 12:45p


At Magic Kingdom today your goal is to complete seeing Liberty Square and Fantasyland while viewing the Christmas decorations at a few nearby hotels and seeing the evening entertainment–either here or at Hollywood Studios

  • Enter the park, grab a Times Guide, and confirm the time of Happily Ever After, the evening fireworks show, if you plan to see it
  • Go to Fantasyland and see Seven Dwarfs Mine Train with FastPass+
  • Head into Storybook Circus at the back of Fantasyland and ride Dumbo, and if it looks like fun, Barnstormer
  • Come back on the other side of the Mine Train and ride Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Head towards the Castle and see Mickey’s Philharmagic
  • Ride it’s a small world
  • See Peter Pan’s Flight with FastPass+
  • Take the path between Peter Pan and it’s a small world to Liberty Square and see Haunted Mansion (FastPass+)
  • Look for a fourth FastPass+ on your phone if you’d like to return to a ride
  • See the Christmas decorations at the Grand Floridian and Wilderness Lodge. The simplest way to do this, if you can start by 4.30, is to
    1. From the Magic Kingdom boat dock, take the boat to the Wilderness Lodge. get off and check it out, focusing on the lobby
    2. Take the boat from the WIlderness Lodge to the Contemporary Resort. Get off, go inside the main building, go to the fourth floor, and find the monorail. Take it to the Grand Floridianand check it out, starting with its lobby
    3. Re-board the resort monorail, and take it to the Magic Kingdom
  • What you do next is up to you. I’d advise using your fourth FastPass+ if you booked one; revisiting favorite rides; heading to Hollywood Studios for whichever evening show there you missed Monday; or staying for the fireworks show Happily Ever After; watching Once Upon a Time
  • Head back to your hotel


Tomorrow you complete your visit to the Animal Kingdom.


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