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Disney's Magic Kingdom (2)

Key information

Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA

Opening date:
1 October, 1971

The Walt Disney Company

Official website:
Click here

Opening information:
Open 365 days a year.
(See Calendar and Opening Hours)

Ticket details:
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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:

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
Your rating: None Average: 4.6 (9 votes)
1 review
Splash Mountain
Your rating: None Average: 4.5 (127 votes)
3 reviews
Haunted Mansion
Your rating: None Average: 4.4 (119 votes)
1 review
Mickey's PhilharMagic
Your rating: None Average: 4.4 (70 votes)
4 reviews
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Your rating: None Average: 4.3 (80 votes)
3 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Aloha Isle
Your rating: None Average: 5 (11 votes)
5 reviews
Diamond Horseshoe
Your rating: None Average: 5 (2 votes)
0 reviews
Cinderella's Royal Table
Your rating: None Average: 4.9 (7 votes)
0 reviews
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café
Your rating: None Average: 4.8 (5 votes)
0 reviews
Crystal Palace
Your rating: None Average: 4.6 (10 votes)
0 reviews

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Latest News:

Riders have been seen racing around on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Disney's Magic Kingdom, as the company filmed a commercial for the soon-to-open roller coaster.


A soft opening of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Disney's Magic Kingdom is expected soon after the first riders were spotted on board the attraction.


Walt Disney World has now completely replaced the FastPass ride reservation system with a new version, FastPass+. But which do you prefer? Vote now in our weekly poll!


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