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Magic Kingdom Overview

Magic Kingdom - Cinderella's Castle

The Magic Kingdom has been seen as many by the heart and soul of Walt Disney himself. As the first park to open in Walt Disney World, you can see why. Opened on October 1st 1971, the Magic Kingdom has stood out as an icon throughout its entire life. It has been known as "The Happiest Place On Earth" and is home to six themed lands, each with dozens of attractions designed to appeal to all ages. 

When you enter the Magic Kingdom, you pass underneath the Walt Disney World Railroad and into the Main Street USA town square. Main Street, USA is a turn of the century themed town, with two blocks of themed shops. A horse-drawn trolley cart passes up and down the town's single street through the day.

 At the end of Main Street, USA the park splits off. To the immediate left you can go through to Adventureland, a part jungle, part tropical island. Next is Frontierland, a western themed land with two of the parks most popular attractions; Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

As you walk past Frontierland you enter Liberty Square, themed around the colonial era of America. Liberty Square features the Haunted Mansion and the Hall of Presidents attractions. From Liberty Square you pass behind the parks centrepiece, Cinderella Castle into Fantasyland. Fantasyland provides a true fairy tail experience for the young, and the young at heart. The entire land is designed to be part of a courtyard for Cinderella's Castle, with rides such as a magical carousel horse, Dumbo the flying elephant and the teacups.

Finally, Tomorrowland sits in the east of the park and looks to the future with Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Stich's Great Escape and of course the unmissable Space Mountain cosmic space rollercoaster. Tomorrowland has undergone many updates over the years to keep it in the future, the last being in 1994/95, with it being updated to reflect the sci-fi future from the novels of the '20s and '30s.

Magic Kingdom is a park that caters to all ages, and shouldn't be missed when visiting Walt Disney World. 

Magic Kingdom Lands

Magic Kingdom is split into 6 lands. Each land has a unique theme with attractions, stores and restaurants which compliment the area they are in.

Magic Kingdom Events

Magic Kingdom has 3 regular events, most of which will be shown every day at least once.

Wishes

wishes-tmp Wishes: A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams is the fireworks show held on most nights at the Magic Kingdom. The show is hosted by Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy and is set both on and behind Cinderella Castle, with lighting effects complimenting the fireworks used in the show. The castle is also used to project...

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Main Street Electrical Parade

mainstreet-electrical-smallThe Main Street Electrical Parade is one of the longest running parades and operates at the Magic Kingdom. The show features performers with hundreds of thousands of colored LED lights used to create shapes and costumes.

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Celebrate A Dream Come True Parade

dreamcometrue-smallThe Celebrate A Dream Come True Parade runs along Main Street U.S.A at the Magic Kingdom. The show generally runs daily at 3PM, however this is weather permitting. During the parade, floats go up Main Street, decorated with different classic Disney characters on board, encouraging you to "Share your dreams". About half way up Main Street, the floats stop, and dancers that walk in front of them perform.

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