Disney World Magic Kingdom
The Magic Kingdom is the original Disney World park. Opened on 1 October, 1971 it has been bringing children’s imaginations to life for over 40-years. The main feature of the park is the wonderful replica of Cinderella’s castle. It is the largest park when it comes to rides of all four Disney World theme parks in Florida. Instead of the pavilion layout, like in the other parks, the Magic Kingdom is divided into six different lands.
Full of a variety of different landscapes ranging from jungle, to desert, to tropical paradise Adventureland is home to two great attractions, Pirates of the Caribbean and Jungle Cruise. The Pirates of the Caribbean ride takes you through dark caves on a boat where you’ll be caught in a pirate battle and Captain Jack Sparrow even makes an appearance. Above ground Jungle Cruise is a hilariously guided boat journey through the jungle filled with hippos, lions, zebras, and elephants.
Frontierland is home to some of your favorite characters and full of homages to America’s wild west. It is here where you’ll find one of Disney World’s most famous rides – Splash Mountain and its thrilling 52 foot drop where there’s a high risk of getting wet. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad takes you through the sights and smells of the American gold rush. For more of a trill try to get into a carriage in the back of the train. The ‘land’ is also full of some great shops featuring western clothes, jewelry, and leather goods.
Liberty Square is smaller than the other ‘lands’, but it is worth visiting for the legendary Haunted Mansion, one of the best attractions in Disney World. Liberty Square’s theme is colonial America and has some great themed souvenirs you can purchase from its old-fashioned shops.
This is where visitors, young and old, get to make fairy tales come true. Once you step through the entryway of Cinderella’s Castle all rules of reality are forgotten. You’ll meet and experience rides featuring your favorite childhood characters, including Peter Pan, Winnie the Pooh and Pinocchio. Within Fantasyland are two mini-lands, Storybook Circus where you’ll find some yummy treats, and the Enchanted Forest with Ariel’s adventures.
Main Street U.S.A.
Main Street U.S.A. Is the first area of Disney’s Magic Kingdom that visitors experience. The long, wide street is like stepping back in time with its authentic barber shop, horse-drawn carriage, and a barbershop quartet. The street is filled with great shops, places to eat, and the Walt Disney World Railroad station.
Tomorrowland is a different kind of futuristic theme park. Instead of Disney’s idea of the future, the park was created to represent what early 20th century science fiction writers portrayed as the future. Here you’ll find the everlasting long lines that snake into Space Mountain, arguably the most popular ride in Disney that hurdles you through the darkness of space. It is also where you’ll find Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, another super fun ride that even younger children can enjoy.