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Our Essential Guide to Magic Kingdom

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If you are planning a trip to Magic Kingdom it is important that you do your homework! This is a big amusement park full of really great rides & attractions, but if you don’t understand the in’s & out’s of the park, you might miss the best parts. That is why we’ve written this guide to Magic Kingdom.

Guide to Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom was the first of the Walt Disney World parks, opening in 1971, some 16 years after Disneyland first opened it’s gates in 1955!

Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom

Similar to all the Disney parks around the world, Magic Kingdom centerpiece is a castle, Cinderella’s Castle to be exact. 

The castle is home to Cinderella’s Royal Table restaurant, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, and houses some of the most beautiful mosaics in all of Disney World. 

Magic Kingdom Map & Park Layout

Magic Kingdom Map

Like Disneyland, Magic Kingdom is divided into themed lands. While some have similar rides & attractions, there some things that are unique to this park.

Main Street USA

  • Walt Disney Railroad
  • City Hall
  • Fire Station
  • Main Street Chamber of Commerce
  • Harmony Barber Shop
  • Town Square Theater
  • Main Street Bakery (Starbucks)
  • Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
  • Various Stores & Boutique Shops



  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Splash Mountain
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Tom Sawyer Island
  • Walt Disney World Railroad Station

 Liberty Square 



  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Space Mountain
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  • Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
Magic Kingdom for Halloween

Special Events in Magic Kingdom

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

Starting on select nights August and running through November, Disney’s Halloween party is a chance for the whole family to enjoy celebrating this not so scary holiday!

Mickey's Christmas Party Decorations

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 

Early November through January 1st, Magic Kingdom transforms into a winter wonderland during Disney’s Christmas party. On select nights, you can spend time eating free holiday treats, watch a special holiday parade featuring Santa Claus and see a night show full of holiday cheer!

Disney Villains after hours at Magic Kingdom

Disney Villains After Hours

This special even runs select nights Feb-July after Magic Kingdom closes for the day. Guests get to see their favorite Disney Villains and experience unique entertainment. 

Magic Kingdom Crowds

Can you see all of Magic Kingdom in one day?

Magic Kingdom can be done in one day, but if you have the time, I would suggest you plan to spend two days at this park.

That way, you will be able to have 6 Disney Fastpasses instead of just 3 and you won’t feel like you are missing on any of the great rides & attractions in Magic Kingdom.

Booking Disney World Fastpasses

The best way to handle your time in the park is to try to group your Fastpasses into areas of the park so that you aren’t running from one side to the other.

With two days in Magic Kingdom, you can easily divide the park into 2 areas: Adventureland, Frontierland & Liberty Square for one day and Fantasyland and Tomorrowland in the second.

Disney World Card Tickets

Magic Kingdom Tickets

When it comes to getting the best price for your Magic Kingdom Tickets, you are going to want to do your research.

While you can go through the Disney World site to get tickets, you will find that you can get a better price by working with a Discount Ticket outlet, like Orlando Vacations.

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