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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 (213 votes)
3 reviews
Haunted Mansion
Your rating: None (197 votes)
1 review
Mickey's PhilharMagic
Your rating: None (127 votes)
4 reviews
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Your rating: None (146 votes)
3 reviews
Space Mountain
Your rating: None (116 votes)
2 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 (9 votes)
0 reviews
Crystal Palace
Your rating: None (17 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.

If shopping is your favorite part of a trip to Walt Disney World, you'll be happy to find that September brings plenty of new merchandise to the resort.

There are plenty of new rides, shows and restaurants due to open at Walt Disney World by 2017. Here is September’s update on the latest confirmed and rumored additions to the resort.

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