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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:

Splash Mountain
Your rating: None (283 votes)
3 reviews
Haunted Mansion
Your rating: None (268 votes)
1 review
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Your rating: None (202 votes)
3 reviews
Space Mountain
Your rating: None (167 votes)
2 reviews
Mickey's PhilharMagic
Your rating: None (161 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

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 month's refurbishment update includes news about Dream Along With Mickey, Pirates of the Caribbean, the Walt Disney World Railroad and more!

This week, Walt Disney World announces a new behind the scenes tour, Universal Orlando Resort debuts a new attraction plus Busch Gardens and SeaWorld announce new pricing structures.

A number of brand new dining experiences are debuting this month at Walt Disney World, including new restaurants at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom!

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