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Magic Kingdom’s Hidden Treasures

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Magic Kingdom is one of the most famous theme parks in the world. Some people visit yearly, and for others, it's a trip of a lifetime. When it comes to planning your trip, you'll want to make the most of your time and visit all the popular attractions and learn about some hidden treasures. Our travel experts at AAA can plan your whole trip and help you uncover some of Magic Kingdom's hidden gems. On your next trip to Disney, check out these cool places. 


Harmony Barber Shop located on Main Street, U.S.A. – A haircut is just a haircut, right? Not when you're in Disney! At the Harmony Barber Shop you might be entertained by Dapper Dan's Barbershop Quartet while you get dapper too. Once you step inside the quaint, old-fashioned shop you will be transported back in time. The state licensed stylists use whimsical scissors for added panache. If it's your child's first haircut, they will receive commemorative ears and a certificate. Prices start at $18 for children and valid park admission is required.


Aloha Isle located in Adventureland – When you need a reprieve from the hot sun, make a stop at Aloha Isle for a mouth-watering refreshment. Treat yourself to the Dole Whip, a frozen soft-serve delicacy blended with pineapple and vanilla. If you're looking for a healthy snack, enjoy some fresh pineapple spears before you take on your next adventure. 


A Pirate's Adventure – Treasures of the Seven Seas – Children of all ages will be excited to join Captain Jack on this interactive adventure filled with daring missions and unforgettable fun. Participants will need to fend off enemies and avoid being captured to collect a treasure. Visitors do not need to complete all missions at the same time. You can stop and restart each raid throughout the day.


Tom Sawyer Island – Journey to Frontierland and discover this secret hideaway inspired by the works of Mark Twain. On this self-guided tour of early America you'll encounter Harper's Mill, Injun Joe's Cave, Fort Langhorn, Potter's Mill, and Tom Sawyer's Scavage Fort. With easy-to-read maps, this adventure is fun for all ages. It's a great stop for kids who need to "let off some steam" after waiting in lines all day.


Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover – As a respite from all the walking in Magic Kingdom, sit back and relax on the PeopleMover. Embark on a journey into the future aboard this slow-moving, emission-free, mass transit system. Go behind the scenes of Space Mountain, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Mickey's Star Trader retail shop, and early architectural models of Progress City. Guests of all ages are welcome to enjoy this attraction that is one of the Magic Kingdom's originals.


Electrical Water Pageant – Plan to stick around past dark to witness this awesome display of lights and music. During this nighttime parade in the lagoon, you will see illuminated sea creatures and American flags, while you listen to a medley of patriotic songs. The best views can be seen from Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Disney's Wilderness Lodge, and Disney's Contemporary Resort. The outdoor show is subject to change based on the weather. Check with the front desk of these resorts for show times before you go. 


Meet Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater – While on Main Street, you have the opportunity to go backstage and interact with Mickey Mouse. If you're one of the lucky ones, Mickey will talk to you and perhaps perform a magic trick or two. In the theater you can also sneak a peak at special props and posters from Mickey's magical career. A hug from Mickey would make this a perfect visit. 

With so much to see and do in Magic Kingdom, why try to plan it all yourself? AAA Travel can help you plan the perfect Disney getaway. From booking your flight and hotel to arranging reservations at the most popular restaurants, we've got you covered. Stop in to your local AAA Travel branch for further information and start planning today. 


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