Movies to Prep for Walt Disney World

One piece of advice I always give my clients before they leave for a magical vacation to Walt Disney World is to prep by having family movie nights!




As adults, most of us grew up watching all of the Disney classics, but sometimes, we forget to pass that magic on to our children. Before embarking on a trip to the World, this is a great way to combine some family time with background to some of the major attractions. So, in no particular order, here is a list of 20 movies, along with the ride that they go along with! Unless otherwise notes, the attractions are in Magic Kingdom.

  1. Dumbo (Dumbo the Flying Elephant)
  2. Peter Pan (Peter Pan's Flight)
  3. Snow White (Seven Dwarfs Mine Train)
  4. The Little Mermaid (Under the Sea-Journey of the Little Mermaid at Magic Kingdom, and Voyage of the Little Mermaid at Hollywood Studios)
  5. Beauty and the Beast (Enchanted Tales With Belle, and Be Our Guest at Magic Kingdom, and Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage at Hollywood Studios
  6. Toy Story (Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin at Magic Kingdom, and Toy Story Mania! at Hollywood Studios)
  7. Tomorrowland 
  8. Meet the Robinsons (Both 7 & 8 will get you ready for Tomorrowland)
  9. The Lion King (Festival of the Lion King at Animal Kingdom)
  10. Cinderella (Cinderella's Castle, and Prince Charming Regal Carousel) 
  11. Alice In Wonderland (Mad Tea Party)
  12. Aladdin (Magic Carpets of Aladdin)
  13. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (ride of the same name)
  14. Lilo and Stitch (Stitches Great Escape)
  15. Finding Nemo (The Seas with Nemo and Friends, and Turtle Talk with Crush at Epcot, and Finding Nemo-The Musical at Animal Kingdom)
  16. Monsters, Inc (Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor)
  17. Frozen (Frozen Ever After in Epcot, and For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing Along Celebration in Hollywood Studios)
  18. Pirates of the Caribbean (Although in this case, the movie series was made for the ride)
  19. Star Wars (So much Star Wars!! Star Tours, Path of the Jedi, Jedi Training, Launch Bay. Just head to Hollywood Studios to get your fix of all things SW)
  20. The Muppet Movie...any of the Muppet's movies will work! (The Muppets Present...Great Moments in American History, debuting October 2nd at Magic Kingdom, and Muppet*Vision 3D at Hollywood Studios)
So there you have it! 20 movies to get you excited about your upcoming Disney vacation! Grab some popcorn and your family, and enjoy your movie nights! And, don't forget, when you are ready to book your magical Disney Vacation, contact Living With the Magic Vacations!

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