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Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom overview

Cinderella Castle, in Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland, at duskIf you're like most people, Disney's Magic Kingdom will be the first park you visit on your trip to Disney World, and the one where you'll spend most of your time. It was the first of the Disney World parks, and is still the crown jewel of all the Disney theme parks- with good reason!

From the beginning of the park opening show, to the last explosion of the "Wishes" fireworks show, your day at Disney's Magic Kingdom will truly be 'magical'. It's more than just hype, the Disney cast members will do an incredible job of making you feel special throughout the day. Like they say in the opening show, Disney is truly the most magical place on earth!

Magic Kingdom is divided into seven lands that are arranged like pieces of a pie around Cinderella Castle which is at the center.

Main Street U.S.A.

Main Street U.S.A. at Disney's Magic Kingdom theme parkMain Street, U.S.A. is a series of shops arranged in rows beginning at the entrance to the park and ending at Cinderella Castle. Modeled after early 1900's Victorian-era architecture, the shops range from bakeries and collectibles to jewelry and traditional souvenirs (T-shirts, hats, etc.). The main station of the Walt Disney World Railroad also boards at the beginning of Main Street just inside the park gates.


Jungle Cruise in Adventureland at Disney's Magic KingdomLocated near the bridge over Main Street, Adventureland is the perfect place for those seeking exotic adventure. Climb the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse, fly through the air on the Magic Carpets of Aladdin, sail the high seas with the Pirates of the Caribbean, and take the Jungle Cruise through exotic landscapes.


Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Walt Disney WorldSay ‘Howdy, pardners’ at Disney’s version of the Wild West. Located between Adventureland and Liberty Square, Frontierland features attractions such as Tom Sawyer’s Island, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and the fun-for-all-ages Splash Mountain. Head to the Country Bear Jamboree for some toe-tapping good times, then stop in at the Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade to test your skills.

Liberty Square

Liberty Square at Walt Disney WorldThis small area separates Frontierland and Fantasyland. It represents Colonial days in America but in a really fun way! Visit the Hall of Presidents, ride the Liberty Belle Riverboat, and scare yourself silly in the Haunted Mansion. (Despite its scary name, this ride is actually quite fun and not too scary.)



Snow White & Seven Dwarfs in Fantasyland at Magic KingdomLet your imagination sweep you away to a ‘timeless land of enchantment’ that makes everyone feel like a kid again. The breathtaking centerpiece of Fantasyland is Cinderella Castle which makes a perfect backdrop for family photos. Stroll down memory lane with attractions based on Ariel, Dumbo, Winnie the Pooh, Peter Pan, Snow White, and Alice in Wonderland. A must-see for kids of all ages, is the timeless 'It’s a Small World'. You’ll be humming its catchy tune for months to come!


Tomorrowland entrance at Magic KingdomYou’ll feel like you've entered a science fiction story of a world that depicts the future that never was. You can rocket through space at Space Mountain, blast aliens at Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, and zoom through the Magic Kingdom Sky on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority. Enjoy silly jokes and slapstick comedy at the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor and keep Stitch out of trouble on Stitch’s Great Escape.


That's Entertainment, Folks!

Don't forget the entertainment! There seems to always be a show or parade about to start. Check a park Times Guide at the entrance or in the many stores and restaurants. Check out SpectroMagic (nighttime light parade down Main Street, U.S.A.), Parade of Dreams (afternoon parade with favorite Disney characters), Dream Along with Mickey (musical show in front of Cinderella Castle), and the Wishes fireworks show (in a word, 'amazing'!)

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