Magic Kingdom is more than just rides and food so don't miss these 5 must-dos on your next trip to Disney

Leaving Magic Kingdom and not eating certain treats may have you mumbling to yourself the next time your stomach gurgles but don't let these five non-food or ride attractions go undone.
Train station at the entrance of Walt Disney World...
Train station at the entrance of Walt Disney World... / Roberto Machado Noa/GettyImages

We all tend to move from ride to ride or show to show and inevitably, we miss out on other things that the park has to offer.

When you enter Magic Kingdom it is easy to get lost in the crowd and in awe of Cinderella's Castle or lose site of everything around you when you make a B-line to Tron: Light Cycle Run or The 7 Dwarfs Mine Train.

So let's look at five things at Magic Kingdom that are not rides, not food, and still can't be missed!

Mickey's PhilaharMagic - It's an easy one to miss or outright skip. It's located by the carousel behind Cinderella's Castle. It's a 3D movie that doesn't last too long. The story is simple, Donald Duck messes with Mickey's Magic Hat and chaos ensues. Follow Donald as travels through some of Disney's best animated features as he tries to right his wrong!

Enchanted Tales with Belle - Admittedly, this was a lot of fun for not only myself but both my son and daughter. Located in Fantasyland, you will join Belle as she regales you with the stories of how she met the Beast. But here is why it is fun. You may be asked to be a prop in her story! Yes, you and your kids could be asked to take part in the enchanting tale and the kids will inevitably get to meet with her in the end.

Country Bear Jamboree - I will admit, I don't like this at all. Never really have but for many Disney fans, this is one of the most overlooked attractions. The animatronic bears come to life in song but I find this to be very outdated and some of the dialogue has surprisingly not changed over the years. This is another one of those attractions that may not be long-in-the-tooth. There are rumors that it is going away. It closed years ago at Disneyland.

Walt Disney World Railroad - Is it a ride? An attraction? Or simply a mode of transportation? Well, by-golly (in my worst possible Mickey voice) it can be all three! Covid closed the attraction down and then it remained closed when construction began on Tron: Light Cycle Run. Now, it's back up and running again. Pick it up when you enter the park on Main Street, you can't miss it! You can also ride it or pick it up at the stations in Frontierland and Fantasyland next to the Barnstormer kids rollercoaster!

Tom Sawyer Island - I'm including this on our list because, I will be 100% honest, I keep forgetting to do it myself. The island is in Frontierland and it has a walking trail that winds through it. Like some of our other must-dos on our lists, this one may not be around for long either.