Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World Theme ParkOrlando, the high-five holiday paradise of the world is home to Walt Disney World, the world’s highest-ranking theme park. It is also the dream world of many people, who wish to visit the place at least once in their lifetime and the trip to Disney World is never complete without visiting Magic Kingdom, the Queen of Disney’s Theme Parks that attracts millions of people each year to come on an Orlando vacation!

Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom is divided into seven distinctly themed “lands,” and the eateries, shops, and rides all reflect the same theme within those lands.

Main Street USA

The theme of Main Street USA harkens back to the turn of the 20th century, although there will be plenty of cast members with modern digital cameras on hand to take your picture in front of the Cinderella Castle (you can even get a card to add more photos as you make your way through the park). The largest gift shop in the Magic Kingdom—The Emporium—can be found here, as well as the very popular The Crystal Palace restaurant, featuring a generous selection of salads, pastas, meat dishes, kid cuisine and desserts.


Fantasyland depicts some of the super hit movie classics produced by Walt Disney Pictures. This part of the Fantasyland gives a fairy tale feel to its visitors and magically reduces their age, and making them as young as a five year old. Some of the most famous attractions of Fantasyland include Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Disney Character Breakfast, Story Book Circus and Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid.


Walt Disney was a futurist at heart, and Tomorrowland best reflects this vision. The Carousel of Progress is an updated version of an exhibit created by Walt Disney for the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair about technological advancements. The most popular rides here are Space Mountain and Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, which is kind of like a moving arcade game. For those who don’t like their rides to move around so much, enjoy the leisurely Tomorrowland Transportation Authority (TTA), which goes through Space Mountain.

Liberty Square

It always feels like July 4, 1776 in Liberty Square. Cast members in this area of Magic Kingdom are dressed in Revolutionary War era period costumes, and the Liberty Tree Tavern recreates the atmosphere of a colonial New England inn. The Hall of Presidents is one of Magic Kingdom’s original attractions, and since 1993 every sitting president has made an original recording for his own animatronic likeness. Tucked away in the back of Liberty Square is The Haunted Mansion, another 1971 original, which was refurbished in 2007.


Woody and Jessie from the Toy Story movies have found a home in Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland, which also has a number of classic Walt Disney World attractions. The Country Bear Jamboree musical revue is a Magic Kingdom original from 1971. Once your child reaches the 40 inch height minimum, a ride on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad or Splash Mountain would be a great introduction to the world of theme park roller coasters.


Pirates, jungle river cruises, flying carpets—it’s all here in Adventureland. Energetic kids can climb the Swiss Family Robinson tree house, and older adults will appreciate the leisurely Jungle Cruise. The Pirates of the Caribbean is one of those Walt Disney World attractions that one has to ride at least once, or for frequent visitors, at least once every time you visit the Magic Kingdom. Just remember, “Dead men tell no tales…”

Many of the landmarks and rides associated with Walt Disney World are here at Magic Kingdom, and Disney has done an exceptional job of preserving the most iconic parts of the parks past while always maintaining an eye towards the future. One of the main reasons why people keep coming back to Magic Kingdom time and time again is that they never know what they’ll find, but they can be assured that it will be top-notch Disney quality.

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Magic Kingdom Events and Parades

Every year, the Magic Kingdom hosts Disney events such as the Mickey’s not so Scary Halloween and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. These Disney events do require a separate admission ticket, but these after-hours events are loaded with extra goodies, parades and performances that “regular” visitors just don’t see.

One thing that every Magic Kingdom visitor should see is the regularly scheduled parade down Main Street USA. Disney frequently updates the performances, but everyone will have a chance to get a glimpse of the master of ceremonies himself, Mickey Mouse, and there are sure to be plenty Disney princesses involved. Many little girls even arrive dressed up as their favorite Disney princess during a trip to the Magic Kingdom.

Experience the Magic Kingdom, where dreams really do come true!