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Disney's Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom is the original (and some say best) Disney park in Florida. It first opened in 1971, and is divided into 6 'Worlds', arranged around the 'hub' of Cinderella's Castle.

For most of our guests it's the most memorable of the parks, so we recommend that you plan to spend a couple of days here if you really want to get to see all of it.

As you enter the Magic Kingdom, you come into Main Street USA, an replica 1900 street and square lined with shops and City Hall and leading to the dreaming spires of the beautiful Cinderella's Castle at the end of the street.


Once you reach the end of Main Street USA (some guests even take a couple of hours to get down it!), you're faced with the first of many choices. Do you walk onward to explore Cinderella's Castle? Or do you head straight for on of the 6 'Worlds' in Magic Kingdom to really start your fun?

Make sure that, during your visit, you schedule a time to be on Main Street USA for one of the parades. They're a magical way to start the day or to end it with one of the light parades.

You can also get a schedule (from Town Square) to find out where to meet and greet the Disney characters like Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and many more.

Whatever you decide - the fun starts here!


To view each of the attractions and rides you can enjoy at Disney's Magic Kingdom, simply place your mouse over the menu panel on the left and then click on the rides, features and attractions that you're interested in - a new window will 'pop-up' with more details.

Opening Times

Disney's Magic Kingdom is open daily 9:00am through 6:00 to 11:00pm - dependant on shows and events and season. Peaks times later.


Tips for Guests


The original (and biggest) of the Disney parks - so be sure to wear comfortable shoes and take some sun-block with you. We recommend that you also use the lockers (located near the entrance/exit) which will make it easier for you to enjoy the park.

We recommend that all guests use the FASTPASS machines to plan their times on the 2 or 3 rides at Disney MGM. If you want to avoid the majority of the crowds, without using the FASTPASS machines, then get to the park early, work out which rides you want to see most, and then plan a time to see them when most guests are having their lunch at the park (between 12 noon and 2:00pm).

Arrive as early as you can, as many rides have BIG lines during busy times. The one's that get really busy are Tower of Terror, Muppet 3D, The Great Movie Ride and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster.

We also recommend that you plan 2 days at Magic Kingdom to be sure to get the most from the park. Plan it like a campaign - be sure to get the park map with all of the attractions, then use our table on the left to figure which rides and attractions are 'must see' features for your family - then plan each day accordingly, spreading the BIG rides and attractions over the 2 days.

Check out the tip board first thing. There's one near to the entrance (ask where it is). Here you can plan you day be finding the waiting times for popular attractions/rides, the times for that day's parades and shows, and which (if any) rides are closed.

Most attractions, restaurants, shops and shows are fully accessible to guests using wheelchairs and walking assistance devices. Additional services are available for guests with visual or hearing disabilities.

For a detailed overview of the services offered, including transportation, parking, attraction access, and more, collect a copy of the Guidebook for Guests with Disabilities at Guest Relations.

Directions

Travel on Highway 192 to the Disney World Drive exit, and then follow signs on World Drive to Disney's Magic Kingdom.

Parking

All-day parking for up to 6,000 vehicles at Disney's MGM Studios costs $6 for day visitors. Transportation from the parking lot to the theme park entrance is provided as with the other Disney theme parks in the form of free trams, which run every few minutes.

Contact Details

Disney's Magic Kingdom
Lake Buena Vista, FL. 32830

Tel: (407) 934-7639
Web: For more information visit Disney at www.disneyworld.disney.go.com