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An Introduction to Magic Kingdom

Seven happy lands transport guests to worlds of fantasy, adventure and wonder at Magic Kingdom, the first of four theme parks that comprise the world's No. 1 vacation destination -- Walt Disney World Resort.

Nestled on the shores of the picturesque Seven Seas Lagoon, Magic Kingdom opened its gates Oct. 1, 1971, and has created smiles, laughter and fond memories for millions of guests ever since.

From the moment they step through its turnstiles, Magic Kingdom guests enter a storybook realm filled with Disney characters at every turn, classic attractions including Pirates of the Caribbean and The Haunted Mansion, and dazzling entertainment such as "SpectroMagic," "Disney Dreams Come True" and "Wishes."

Lands and Attractions

Arranged in a circular layout with the golden spires of Cinderella Castle towering over the center, the seven lands of the Magic Kingdom are, clockwise from park entrance:

  • Main Street, U.S.A. -- Walt Disney's childhood in Marceline, Mo., inspired this re-creation of a bustling thoroughfare in early 20th century America, complete with horse-drawn trolley and vintage barbershop. Major attractions include the Walt Disney World Railroad, a vintage steam engine that provides a scenic trip around the park with stops in Frontierland and Mickey's Toontown Fair.
  • Adventureland -- Disney's "True-Life Adventure" documentary films provided the spark for this exotic land of jungles and wild animals. Major attractions include Pirates of the Caribbean, a rollicking buccaneer boat ride; Jungle Cruise, a tongue-in-cheek trek down the world's most famous rivers; and The Enchanted Tiki Room-Under New Management, which puts a humorous spin on Disney's first attraction to feature the three-dimensional storytelling of Audio-Animatronics.
  • Frontierland -- Tall tales of the Wild West come to life in this prairie outpost where cowboys and miners roam. Major attractions include Splash Mountain, a zip-a-dee-doo-dah log ride in search of Br'er Rabbit's "laughing place"; Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, a roller coaster ride through towering mesas and an unstable mine; and Country Bear Jamboree, a raucous revue of singing bears.
  • Liberty Square -- Step back to the age of colonial America in this land honoring the country's early heritage. Major attractions include The Haunted Mansion, a gothic manor containing a host of family-friendly frights from 999 happy haunts; and Hall of Presidents, a stirring Audio-Animatronics salute to the United States' chief executives and the struggles that built America.
  • Fantasyland -- Fairy tales spring from storybook pages in this whimsical land of castles, princesses and flying elephants. Major attractions include "Mickey's PhilharMagic," a 3-D "sym-funny" of Disney music and characters presented in cutting-edge computer animation; The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, which sends guests on a gentle journey through the Hundred Acre Wood; and Prince Charming Regal Carrousel, a beautifully preserved merry-go-round of mighty steeds.
  • Mickey's Toontown Fair -- Come see where Mickey, Minnie and the gang live in this quaint country neighborhood. Major attractions include The Barnstormer, a kid-friendly roller coaster that zooms through Goofy's Wiseacre Farm; and Mickey's Country House, a walk-through tour of the famous mouse's house where guests have an opportunity to meet Mickey privately.
  • Tomorrowland -- Leap forward into the future in this neon-lit land of rocket ships and aliens. Major attractions include Stitch’s Great Escape! a close encounter with the naughty alien of “Lilo & Stitch”; Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, a whirling interactive battle against Evil Emperor Zurg; and Space Mountain, a high-speed roller coaster ride through the cosmos.

  • "Wishes" -- The voice of Jiminy Cricket narrates this story-in-the-sky fireworks spectacular about making wishes come true -- the biggest, boldest pyrotechnics display ever presented at Magic Kingdom.
  • "Disney Dreams Come True" -- Mickey Mouse leads this fanciful daily parade of Disney characters and live performers from Frontierland to Main Street, U.S.A., in a celebration of Disney animation.
  • "SpectroMagic” – The nighttime parade is a moving gallery full of lighting effects that re-create pixies and peacocks, sea horses and flying horses, flower gardens and fountains, and Mickey Mouse dressed in glistening lights.



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