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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 (299 votes)
3 reviews
Haunted Mansion
Your rating: None (288 votes)
1 review
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Your rating: None (214 votes)
3 reviews
Space Mountain
Your rating: None (179 votes)
2 reviews
Pirates of the Caribbean
Your rating: None (173 votes)
2 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Be Our Guest
Your rating: None (26 votes)
0 reviews
Aloha Isle
Your rating: None (21 votes)
5 reviews
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café
Your rating: None (21 votes)
0 reviews
Crystal Palace
Your rating: None (27 votes)
0 reviews
Columbia Harbour House
Your rating: None (19 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:

A new villains show could be on its way to Disney's Hollywood Studios, new Star Wars events are announced plus a pair of closures get set to hit Universal Orlando Resort in this week's Walt Disney World and Beyond update!

These short term side effects might not last more than a few years, but they'll definitely make life difficult for the guests who visit Walt Disney World in 2016...

There's only a few months left in 2015, but some big changes are on the way for Disney parks that are supposed to take effect before the end of the year...

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