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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 (223 votes)
1 review
Splash Mountain
Your rating: None (235 votes)
3 reviews
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Your rating: None (163 votes)
3 reviews
Space Mountain
Your rating: None (132 votes)
2 reviews
Mickey's PhilharMagic
Your rating: None (140 votes)
4 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Golden Oak Outpost
Your rating: None (2 votes)
0 reviews
Aloha Isle
Your rating: None (15 votes)
5 reviews
Be Our Guest
Your rating: None (16 votes)
0 reviews
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café
Your rating: None (12 votes)
0 reviews
Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
Your rating: None (8 votes)
0 reviews

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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:

December brings more details about Star Wars land, construction updates from Epcot's new Frozen ride and the confirmation of a long-rumored restaurant at Disney Springs.

Though Walt Disney World sees some pretty amazing crowds in the summer months, its busiest day of the year is coming soon.

New toys, apparel and even tech accessories are appearing at Walt Disney World in the closing weeks of 2014.

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