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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 (223 votes)
3 reviews
Haunted Mansion
Your rating: None (208 votes)
1 review
Space Mountain
Your rating: None (120 votes)
2 reviews
Mickey's PhilharMagic
Your rating: None (133 votes)
4 reviews
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Your rating: None (151 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 (10 votes)
0 reviews
Be Our Guest
Your rating: None (13 votes)
0 reviews

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New attraction opening dates
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Refurbishment schedule
Check for any scheduled temporary ride closures at Disney's Magic Kingdom.

Latest News:

Though Walt Disney World may have been accused of standing still in the face of growing competition from Universal Orlando, in reality nothing could be further from the truth as there are some big changes coming to the resort over the next few years.

MagicBands are getting yet another set of features, this time tied to Disney’s PhotoPass service.

October is winding down and now its time to look ahead to November at Walt Disney World. Though you might feel like it is a little early to celebrate Christmas, typically these events (which all run into December) are less crowded in November, making this month the perfect time to visit the resort and get your holiday spirit going a little early.

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