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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:

Splash Mountain
Your rating: None (580 votes)
3 reviews
Haunted Mansion
Your rating: None (564 votes)
1 review
Space Mountain
Your rating: None (375 votes)
2 reviews
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Your rating: None (463 votes)
3 reviews
Pirates of the Caribbean
Your rating: None (387 votes)
2 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Tony's Town Square Restaurant
Your rating: None (50 votes)
0 reviews
Columbia Harbour House
Your rating: None (74 votes)
0 reviews
Be Our Guest
Your rating: None (165 votes)
0 reviews
Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
Your rating: None (76 votes)
0 reviews
Sleepy Hollow Refreshments
Your rating: None (38 votes)
2 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's update includes news of a surprise returning attraction plus the final farewell for the Main Street Electrical Parade.

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Here's everything we know right now about closures and reduced schedules at Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando, and LEGOLAND resort.

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