The Magic Kingdom, which first opened in 1971, was the first of four theme parks built at Walt Disney World in Florida. This fairytale-themed park known as "The Most Magical Place On Earth" frequently wins the distinction of being the most visited theme park in the entire world. Its most famous attraction is the Cinderella Castle, a 189-foot tall castle surrounded by a moat which was inspired by a number of real palaces, including Versailles and Castle Neuschwanstein.
The Magic Kindgom contains so many family-friendly attractions, restaurants, and performances that you'll have no problem keeping everyone happy for a day or longer. It features six different themed lands, including the Old West-themed Frontierland and Tomorrowland, which is inspired by concepts of the future.
Things to Do
- Take young children to attractions like the Country Bear Jamboree where they can see the bears sing country melodies, the Mad Tea Party ride that features spinning teacups, or Tom Sawyer Island, which features a log raft ride!
- Teens will want to visit the park's top thrill rides, including the famous Space Mountain and Splash Mountain attractions.
- A visit to the Magic Kingdom wouldn't be complete without a stop by the Cinderella Castle - go inside and you'll see its beautiful mosaics made from gold, silver, and glass, as well as the Royal Table where you can dine with princesses!
Disney's Magic Kingdom Insider Tips
- The Magic Kingdom is always busy, but you can generally avoid the crowds for part of your visit if you arrive early in the morning when the park opens.
- If there are specific attractions you want to visit, reserve them with FastPass+, a service that allows you to skip past long lines. Best of all, you get 3 FastPass+ experiences per day included in your ticket price.
- Bring along a camera so you can take photos with all your favorite Disney characters around the park, including the princesses!