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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 (273 votes)
3 reviews
Haunted Mansion
Your rating: None (262 votes)
1 review
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Your rating: None (195 votes)
3 reviews
Space Mountain
Your rating: None (163 votes)
2 reviews
Mickey's PhilharMagic
Your rating: None (158 votes)
4 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café
Your rating: None (19 votes)
0 reviews
Be Our Guest
Your rating: None (25 votes)
0 reviews
Aloha Isle
Your rating: None (20 votes)
5 reviews
Columbia Harbour House
Your rating: None (18 votes)
0 reviews
Crystal Palace
Your rating: None (26 votes)
0 reviews

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Refurbishment schedule
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Latest News:

April's update brings new information about projects in the works at Epcot, Disney Springs and the Magic Kingdom!

Though it might only be April, tickets have gone on sale for 2015's Mickey's Not-so-Scary Halloween Party, and a number of changes to this year's event already have been revealed including the removal of a fan-favorite show, price hikes and more.

Springtime is here, and with it comes massive guest traffic at Walt Disney World. However, the parks are coping with big crowds in some interesting ways...

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