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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 (249 votes)
1 review
Splash Mountain
Your rating: None (259 votes)
3 reviews
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Your rating: None (183 votes)
3 reviews
Space Mountain
Your rating: None (152 votes)
2 reviews
Pirates of the Caribbean
Your rating: None (147 votes)
2 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Golden Oak Outpost
Your rating: None (3 votes)
0 reviews
Be Our Guest
Your rating: None (21 votes)
0 reviews
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café
Your rating: None (15 votes)
0 reviews
Diamond Horseshoe
Your rating: None (5 votes)
0 reviews
Aloha Isle
Your rating: None (19 votes)
5 reviews

More information:

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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:

A major refurbishment is rumored to be in the works for a classic ride at the Magic Kingdom, plus a mysterious new project is underway in Tomorrowland...all in this month's refurbishment update!

There are plenty of new rides, shows and restaurants due to open at Walt Disney World by 2017. Here is March's update on the latest confirmed and rumored additions to the resort.

MyMagic+ continues to have issues, more than a year after its initial rollout to all guests.

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