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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 (631 votes)
1 review
Splash Mountain
Your rating: None (661 votes)
3 reviews
Space Mountain
Your rating: None (429 votes)
2 reviews
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Your rating: None (521 votes)
3 reviews
Mickey's PhilharMagic
Your rating: None (316 votes)
4 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Crystal Palace
Your rating: None (138 votes)
0 reviews
Tony's Town Square Restaurant
Your rating: None (87 votes)
0 reviews
Be Our Guest
Your rating: None (217 votes)
0 reviews
Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café
Your rating: None (135 votes)
3 reviews
Main Street Bakery
Your rating: None (42 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:

The changes keep coming for the Magic Kingdom...

Alcohol will be more widely available at the Magic Kingdom beginning next week...

This week has seen the addition of new upcharge experiences, several closures around Walt Disney World and more..

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