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Our Essential Guide to Magic Kingdom

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 ins & outs of the park, you might miss the best parts. That is why we’ve written this guide to Magic Kingdom.

Essential 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!

Similar to all the Disney parks around the world, Magic Kingdom’s 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 2024

Magic Kingdom Map & Park Layout

Like Disneyland, Magic Kingdom is divided into themed lands. While they have some similar rides & attractions, there many 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 


  • Cinderella Castle
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • Fairytale Garden
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic 3-D movie experience
  • Walt Disney World Railroad
  • Dumbo, the Flying Elephant in Storybook Circus
  • Barnstormer Coaster
  • Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station water play area
  • Fantasyland Train Station
  • Under the Sea – Journey of The Little Mermaid
  • Ariel’s Grotto
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train


  • TRON Light Cycle Run
  • 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 in August 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 

From 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, watching a special holiday parade featuring Santa Claus and seeing a night show full of holiday cheer!

Disney Villains after hours at Magic Kingdom

Disney Villains After Hours

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

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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.

There are so many great rides & attractions in Magic Kingdom and you won’t want to miss out on experiencing everything the park has to offer.

The best way to do it all in Magic Kingdom is by using the Genie+ Lightning Lane Service. This will save you time and get you quick access to the rides with the longest queues.

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.

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.

Visit each of the four main Walt Disney World Resort Parks starting at $99 per day when you book through Get Away Today! This exciting offer is valid for travel April 2 – September 28, 2024.

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 Get Away Today.

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