Disney World Magic Kingdom

Disney World Magic Kingdom

The Disney World Magic Kingdom really is the happiest place on earth!

If you’ve ever been there I am sure you will agree.

ow can you not smile in a place where everything is geared toward your happiness?

From the moment you enter onto Main Street USA, your sensory functions are totally engaged.

You are bombarded with the sights, the sounds, the smells, and the nostalgic feelings of past Disney trips and childhood memories!

Cinderella Castle
Cinderella Castle

The Magic Kingdom is the place where classic Disney lives. Yes, this is where you will find all the great attractions, stories and characters. But you will also discover the heart of Disney. You know what I mean, that overwhelming emotional feeling – the feeling of Disney. It’s the same feeling you get when watching your son make a great play in a game, or when you watch a broadway show. Those people are doing what they do FOR you and because they love doing it. It’s the same thing with Disney. Walt Disney and his Imagineers poured their hearts into creating this place just for us.

My family always likes to begin and end our Disney vacations by visiting the Magic Kingdom. Being there at the beginning of your trip really gets you in the Disney mood. Everyone feels like a kid and easily leaves all the worries and commitments of home life behind!

At the end of the trip, we like to return to the Magic Kingdom as a way to say goodbye until next time. The kids revisit their favorite attractions and we do all of our shopping along Main Street. While the entire Disney World Resort is great, great fun, the Magic Kingdom will always be our favorite, our home away from home!

A visit to the Magic Kingdom is something children will carry with them for a lifetime. Creating custom photo books with pictures of your family vacation is a great way to preserve those memories for years to come.

Getting to and from Disney’s Magic Kingdom is almost an attraction in itself. There are many transportation modes available, including buses, monorails, ferry boats, water launches and trams. Be sure to know the location of the pickup/drop off point for whichever mode you choose.

My boys love the thrill of riding the monorail and boats, but are just as entertained by the novelty of riding the Disney buses since that is not something they do at home!

Let’s explore the Disney World Magic Kingdom!

Magic Kingdom Map

The Disney World Magic Kingdom is divided into seven themed areas arranged in a circular, clock-like layout centered around Cinderella Castle. You enter the park at the six o’clock position, and are immediately immersed in Main Street, USA. Going in a clockwise direction, the remaining themed areas are Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland, Mickey’s Toontown Fair, and Tomorrowland.

Be sure to stop at Guest Relations at City Hall on Main Street to pick up Park Maps and Showtime Schedules. You can also make ticket upgrades, dining reservations, find out where you can meet the characters, or pick up Disney Dollars or Birthday Buttons. The Cast Members at Guest Relations can pretty much help with any questions or concerns you may have. This is also the location of the Lost and Found. You can find Magic Kingdom tips, show times and even attraction wait times at the Guest Information Board near Casey’s Corner Restaurant at the end of Main Street.

 

Important locations at the Disney World Magic Kingdom
Guest Relations City Hall
Guest Information Board near Casey’s Casey’s Corner
Camera Center Town Square Exposition Hall
Baby Care Center next to The Crystal Palace
First Aid near The Crystal Palace
Lockers on the right just upon entering park
ATM at locker rental
inside City Hall
near Shootin Arcade in Frontierland
at the Light & Power Co. in Tomorrowland
Package Pickup next to City Hall
Stroller Rental under the Main Street Train Station
Wheel Chair Rental just inside park entrance on the right

The Disney World Magic Kingdom is open daily throughout the year. Park Hours vary by season and sometimes depend on Magic Kingdom Special Events. The Magic Kingdom also has Extra Magic Hours. This is when the park opens early or remains open late on certain days during the week. Guests staying at one of the Disney Resorts can take advantage of these extra hours.

Fireworks over Cinderella Castle

Parades and fireworks displays are a big part of a day at the Disney World Magic Kingdom. There is a daytime parade and also SpectroMagic, the dazzling evening light parade. The Wishes Nighttime Spectacular is a fireworks show set to classic Disney music and narrated by Jiminy Cricket. Be sure to find out the times and stake out your seats on the curb early! You don’t want to miss these classic Disney moments.

Disney World Magic Kingdom dining offers something for everyone. There are five sit-down Table Service restaurants (ADRs strongly recommended), many Counter Service locations, and a plethora of places to grab a snack or a quick bite. Character Dining is also available at certain meals and restaurants.

Are you interested in learning some Disney World secrets? Check out one of these Behind the Scenes Tours of the Disney World Magic Kingdom:

  • Disney’s The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour
  • Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour
  • Mickey’s Magical Milestones Tour

Each of the sections of the Magic Kingdom completely embraces its given theme with authentic costumes, food, and landscaping.

Below you will find a listing of the seven themed lands at the Disney World Magic Kingdom, along with the attractions and entertainment, shops, and dining options offered in each.


Main Street, U.S.A. 

Turn of the Century small town America
Attractions
  • Walt Disney World Railroad
  • Main Street Vehicles
  • Main Street Barber Shop
  • Dapper Dans Barbershop Quartet
  • Flag Retreat
  • Daily Parade
Character Locations
  • Disney Pals in Town Square
  • Strolling Along Main Street
Shopping
  • Main Street Cinema
  • Emporium
  • Main Street Confectionery
  • Town Square Exposition Hall
Dining
  • Crystal Palace
  • Plaza Restaurant
  • Tony’s Town Square
  • Casey’s Corner
  • Main Street Bakery
  • Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

 


Adventureland 

Parrots, Pirates, and Explorers, oh my!
Attractions
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • Shrunken Ned’s Junior Jungle Boats
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Enchanted Tiki Room
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
Character Locations
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
Shopping
  • Agrabah Bazaar
  • Pirates Bazaar
Dining
  • Aloha Isle
  • El Pirata y el Perico
  • Sunshine Tree Terrace

 


Frontierland 

Old West and the American Frontier
Attractions
  • Walt Disney World Railroad
  • Splash Mountain
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Tom Sawyer Island
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade
Shopping
  • Briar Patch
  • Frontierland Trading Post
  • Prairie Outpost & Supply
Dining
  • Pecos Bill Café
  • Frontierland Fries

 


Liberty Square 

Revolutionary War-Era America
Attractions
  • The Hall of Presidents
  • Liberty Square Riverboat
  • The Haunted Mansion
Character Locations
  • The Diamond Horseshoe Revue
Shopping
  • The Yankee Trader
  • Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe
Dining
  • Liberty Tree Tavern
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Columbia Harbour House
  • Liberty Square Market

 


Fantasyland 

Classic Disney characters and fairytales
Attractions
  • It’s a Small World
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Mickey’s Philharmagic
  • Fairytale Garden – Storytime with Belle
  • Snow White’s Scary Adventures
  • Cinderella’s Golden Carousel
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Pooh’s Playful Spot
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Mad Tea Party
Character Locations
  • Ariel’s Grotto
Shopping
  • Tinkerbell’s Treasures
  • Fantasy Faire
  • Pooh’s Thotful Spot
  • Sir Mickey’s
Dining
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table
  • Enchanted Grove
  • Mrs. Potts’ Cupboard
  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Scuttle’s Landing

 


Mickey’s Toontown Fair 

Whimsical cartoon “neighborhood” of Mickey & Friends
Attractions
  • Minnie’s Country House
  • Toontown Hall of Fame Tent
  • Judge’s Tent
  • Mickey’s Country House
  • Walt Disney World Railroad
  • Donald’s Boat
  • The Barnstormer at Goofy’s Wiseacre Farm
Character Locations
  • Judge’s Tent
  • Toontown Hall of Fame
Shopping
  • County Bounty
Dining
  • Toontown Farmers Market

 


Tomorrowland 

Galactic, space-age city
Attractions
  • Tomorrowland Indy Speedway
  • Tomorrowland Arcade
  • Space Mountain
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority
  • Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
  • Galaxy Palace Theater – seasonal live performances
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • The Time Keeper
  • Stitch’s Great Escape
Shopping
  • Mickey’s Star Traders
  • Merchant of Venus
  • Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.
Dining
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
  • Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
  • Lunching Pad at Rockettower Plaza
  • Tomorrowland Terrace Noodle Station
  • Cool Ship

 

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