Walt Disney World
(October 1, 1971 - present)
History and photos of the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World.
It's the flagship of the Walt Disney World theme parks.
It's the vacation destination that most kids, and many adults, dream about visiting.
It's a highly detailed theme park built around fairytale castle and divided into six themed "lands," each of those lands filled with high-quality rides and shows.
Known to many people as simply "Disney World," this is the Magic Kingdom, the first park to open at the Walt Disney World Resort in central Florida. Since the Magic Kingdom opened on October 1, 1971, hundreds of millions of people have made the theme park an annual vacation destination. Attendance has risen significantly since those early days. In 2013, over 18 million people visited the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.
Circled by a steam train, the interior of the Magic Kingdom is divided into six themed lands: Main Street, U.S.A., Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. A seventh land, Mickey's ToonTown Fair, was closed on February 11, 2011 and re-themed to fit with the new expansion of Fantasyland. Positioned in the middle of the park is its famous icon, Cinderella Castle.
Accessing the Magic Kingdom can be a little bit tricky if you're not prepared.
Parking - Driving to the Magic Kingdom, along with riding there on a chartered bus or other method, involves driving to the Transportation and Ticket Center and then taking the monorail or ferryboat to the Magic Kingdom. Remember that at the TTC you're still about a mile from the theme park, so plan accordingly. A quick trip to the car and back may take you thirty minutes.
Walt Disney World monorail system - Guests staying at Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Resort, and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa can use the monorail for direct access to the Magic Kingdom.
Walt Disney World resort launch - Guests staying at the Contemporary, Polynesian and Grand Floridian resorts, along with Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, can take a speedy boat ride across Bay Lake and/or Seven Seas Resort to access the Magic Kingdom.
Walt Disney World bus system - Guests staying at all other Disney resorts, including the Swan and Dolphin, can access the Magic Kingdom directly with the bus system.
Additional photo pages for the Magic Kingdom include:
parades (includes SpectroMagic (EXTINCT!))
Tiana's Showboat Jubilee! (EXTINCT!)
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