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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:

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Your rating: None Average: 4.7 (11 votes)
0 reviews
Splash Mountain
Your rating: None Average: 4.5 (189 votes)
3 reviews
Haunted Mansion
Your rating: None Average: 4.5 (174 votes)
1 review
Space Mountain
Your rating: None Average: 4.4 (100 votes)
2 reviews
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Your rating: None Average: 4.4 (128 votes)
3 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Diamond Horseshoe
Your rating: None Average: 5 (4 votes)
0 reviews
Golden Oak Outpost
Your rating: None Average: 5 (2 votes)
0 reviews
Aloha Isle
Your rating: None Average: 4.8 (13 votes)
5 reviews
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café
Your rating: None Average: 4.7 (7 votes)
0 reviews
Crystal Palace
Your rating: None Average: 4.7 (15 votes)
0 reviews

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