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Disney's Magic Kingdom Reviews and Guide

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Disney's Magic Kingdom

Key information

Location:
Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA

Opening date: 
Oct 1, 1971

Operator:
The Walt Disney Company

Official website:
Click here

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:

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Your rating: None (14 votes)
0 reviews
Splash Mountain
Your rating: None (197 votes)
3 reviews
Haunted Mansion
Your rating: None (181 votes)
1 review
Space Mountain
Your rating: None (105 votes)
2 reviews
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Your rating: None (133 votes)
3 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Diamond Horseshoe
Your rating: None (4 votes)
0 reviews
Golden Oak Outpost
Your rating: None (2 votes)
0 reviews
Aloha Isle
Your rating: None (15 votes)
5 reviews
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café
Your rating: None (7 votes)
0 reviews
Crystal Palace
Your rating: None (16 votes)
0 reviews

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Refurbishment schedule
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Latest News:

Find out what to expect from the Haunted Mansion's new retail outlet at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

Disney has been slowly rolling out a “Standby Plus” system over the past few weeks, that gives guests without a FastPass+ a return time ticket to experience the attraction at a later time.

MyMagic+ has enjoyed a fairly smooth rollout over the course of 2014.Though there was a small outage at the beginning of the summer, the system has enjoyed a mostly-hiccup free inaugural year. Unfortunately, that ended on Saturday August 2, when MyMagic+ experienced its first real outage.

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