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Disney's Magic Kingdom

Key information

Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA

Opening date: 
Oct 1, 1971

The Walt Disney Company

Official website:
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Disney's Magic Kingdom is the most popular theme park in the world, with over 17 million people visiting in 2011. Located at Walt Disney World in Florida, it follows the typical "hub and spoke" design of other Disney parks. Guests enter on Main Street U.S.A., and can then access 5 themed lands: Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland.

History: After the success of Disneyland in California led to urban sprawl developing around the park, Walt Disney was determined to build a bigger resort and selected Florida as the best location. Though he envisioned futuristic city EPCOT as the centrepiece of the resort, for commercial reasons the Magic Kingdom was built first. It is based on the same basic design as Disneyland (though it covers a larger area), and finally opened almost 5 years after Walt's death. A major expansion to the park's Fantasyland area has resulted in the closure of Mickey's Toontown Fair, and will be completed in 2014.

Top Rides and Shows:

Haunted Mansion
Your rating: None (613 votes)
1 review
Splash Mountain
Your rating: None (643 votes)
3 reviews
Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
Your rating: None (103 votes)
1 review
Space Mountain
Your rating: None (416 votes)
2 reviews
Walt Disney World Railroad
Your rating: None (136 votes)
1 review

Top Restaurants:

Sleepy Hollow Refreshments
Your rating: None (82 votes)
2 reviews
Crystal Palace
Your rating: None (130 votes)
0 reviews
Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café
Your rating: None (130 votes)
3 reviews
Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
Your rating: None (81 votes)
0 reviews
Casey's Corner
Your rating: None (43 votes)
0 reviews

More information:

New attraction opening dates
Find out the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new rides at Disney's Magic Kingdom.

Refurbishment schedule
Check for any scheduled temporary ride closures at Disney's Magic Kingdom.

Latest News:

This week has seen the addition of new upcharge experiences, several closures around Walt Disney World and more..

A new upcharge experience that includes dessert, a character meet and greet plus guaranteed viewing for Walt Disney World's last remaining parade has been announced.

Would you pay almost $700 to rent a tent inside the Magic Kingdom?

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