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Magic Kingdom Guide

Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Florida

Magic Kingdom is the place where fairytale fantasy becomes reality for children of all ages!

The first ever park to open at what is now the Walt Disney World Resort, Magic Kingdom is the world's most visited theme park, working its magic on more than 18 million visitors every year.

With Disney World’s iconic Cinderella Castle at its centre, the original Disney park has 6 themed lands to explore, with classic attractions, enchanting fireworks, musical parades and beloved Disney characters all waiting for you!

Magic Kingdom Overview

Disney's Magic Kingdom is made up of 6 lands:

Main Street USA

Emerge from the tunnel under the Walt Disney World Railroad and find yourself in a turn-of-the-century American town square!

Here you can enjoy the zany Main Street Trolley Show, have your hair cut in an authentic barber’s shop and buy anything from hats to fireman souvenirs!

Tip: Main Street USA’s “City Hall” is actually Magic Kingdom’s Guest Services.

Main Street


Part jungle, part tropical island, and with a desert oasis thrown in for good measure; as soon as you enter this section of Magic Kingdom you can tell that this is going to be an adventure!

Visit Aladdin on your own flying carpet, walk through the treehouse home of the Swiss Family Robinson, cruise down the Nile, Congo or Amazon rivers, meet the Pirates of the Caribbean and much more!



Step right into the old-time wild west, complete with wooden sidewalks, rustic log cabins, honky-tonk saloon bars, shootin’ galleries and dance halls!

Frontierland is where you’ll find some of Magic Kingdom’s most popular rides, like Splash Mountain and the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad


Liberty Square

Set in the era of Colonial America circa 1776, with plenty of quaint shops and cobblestone streets. Here you’ll see an impressive replica of the Liberty Bell and the Liberty Tree – an immense 135 year-old oak tree decorated with 13 lanterns to symbolise the USA’s first 13 colonies.


The most popular land in the Magic Kingdom!

Fantasyland’s fairytale charm makes it a particular favourite with young children, and no wonder! In this magical land kids can fly over Never Never Land with Peter Pan, glide through the pages of a storybook with Winnie the Pooh, take part in Snow White’s scary escapades and many more exciting fairytale adventures!



This sci-fi inspired, galactic community is a constantly-evolving vision of the future as if glimpsed from the 1920s and ‘30s. Inhabited by robots, aliens and humans, Tomorrowland is home to the famous Space Mountain ride.

Tomorrowland - Monsters inc

Magic Kingdom Rides

There are so many fabulous rides at Magic Kingdom – so we’ve listed the all-time favourites!

Roller Coasters – Our Top Picks

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (Frontierland)

*Family coaster

All aboard this runaway mine train for a fast and frantic ride through a haunted gold-mining town!

Hold on tight as the train’s wheels chug across the rickety track and you’re hurled forward into the darkness of the tunnel, swooping around sharp turns, dipping and dropping into canyons and caves, speeding under a booming waterfall and dodging a landslide.

Height Restrictions: Guests must be 40” tall for this ride

You can use your FASTPASS+ on this ride

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Space Mountain (Tomorrowland)

*Indoor Ride

Blast off through outer space on this rip-roaring rocket ride! Space Mountain has been a firm favourite at Disney World for over 35 years.

Space Mountain was launched with the help of real NASA astronauts, using information from NASA’s early space missions – so you can be sure that this ride will feel as close to actual space flight as you can get!

Height Restrictions: Guests must be 44” tall for this ride

You can use your FASTPASS+ on this ride

Space Mountain

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (Fantasyland)

*Family coaster

Hi-ho, hi-ho, into the mines we go!

This ride begins by venturing through a forest where you’ll find the Dwarfs’ cottage, and meet Sleepy, Doc, Grumpy, Bashful, Sneezy, Happy, Dopey and even Snow White herself.

Then hold on tight because it’s time to ride into the mine, on the rockingest, rollingest, twistiest train ride ever!

Height Restrictions: Guests must be 38” tall for this ride

You can use your FASTPASS+ on this ride

Fantasyland-Dumbo ride

Water Rides – Our Top Picks

Splash Mountain (Frontierland)

This log-flume adventure takes you gliding along a colorful bayou in a hollow log, to a super 5-storey splashdown!

Featuring characters and songs from the classic Disney film Song of the South, you’ll be invited to clap and sing along as you pass by places like Critter Cave, the Old Swimming Hole and Br’er Rabbit’s home in the briar patch.

Height Restrictions: Guests must be 40” tall for this ride

You can use your FASTPASS+ on this ride

Frontierland - Splash Mountain

Pirates of the Caribbean (Adventureland)

The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movies are actually based on this wildly popular attraction!

Floating through a series of caves, you'll find yourself in the midst of a battle with cannon shots whizzing by, and lots of audio-animatronic pirates. Make sure you keep a lookout for Captain Jack Sparrow!

Even the queue leading to this ride in Adventureland is fun! Float along a river while viewing animatronic scenes from Pirates of the Caribbean (with a very lifelike Johnny Depp)!

You can use your FASTPASS+ on this ride

Pirates of the Caribbean

Great for Children

Disney’s Magic Kingdom is made with kids (and big kids) in mind! These are our top picks for rides and attractions that children will love:

"it's a small world" (Fantasyland)

This is one of Magic Kingdom’s most well-loved attractions. After taking this unforgettable musical boat ride, you’ll be singing, whistling and humming the “"it's a small world" song for the rest of the day!


The Magic Carpets of Aladdin (Adventureland)

Fly high over Agrabah on a magic carpet, soaring over a bustling bazaar and rotating around a giant genie bottle and magic lamp

As the master of your very own flying carpet, you are in the driving seat on this ride! You can control how high or low you fly, or tip your flying carpet forward or backward

You can use your FASTPASS+ on this ride

Adventureland - Aladdin

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin (Tomorrowland)

This shooting-gallery game puts you right in the centre of a thrilling space battle!

The Evil Emperor Zurg is stealing batteries from helpless toys to power a new weapon of destruction, and as a Junior Space Ranger, it’s down to you to stop him!

This ride is a favourite among young families and a must for anyone who enjoys video games.

You can use your FASTPASS+ on this ride

Tomorrowland - Buzz Lightyear

Barnstormer (Fantasyland)

Climb aboard a wacky stunt plane on this junior roller coaster ride and become a part of The Great Goofini’s daredevil act!

Height Restrictions: Guests must be 35” tall for this ride

You can use your FASTPASS+ on this ride

Attractions & Experiences

There are loads of magical attractions and exciting experiences to be had at Disney's Magic Kingdom - so here are our top picks!

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (Cinderella’s Castle)

Your little one’s dream of being a fairy princess can really come true at this enchanted beauty salon inside Cinderella’s castle!

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is owned by Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother, whose skilled apprentices will wave their magic wands (along with a few beauty tricks) to make any little girl into a beautiful princess – complete with princess costume!

And boys can join in on the fun too, as the Fairy Godmothers-in-training transform them into heroic knights!

Please Note: Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is a special experience which must be booked and paid for in advance. Because it is so popular, booking ahead directly with Walt Disney World is highly recommended.

Cinderella’s Castle

Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor (Tomorrowland)

This side-splitting comedy show is an absolute must-see when you’re at Magic Kingdom!

See Mike, Sully and more of your favourite Monsters, Inc. characters perform their comedy routines, with lots of hilarious audience interaction! Every show here is unique due to the high amount of interaction between the guests and characters.

You can use your FASTPASS+ for this show

Monsters Comedy

Magic Kingdom Restaurants

Magic Kingdom has around 30 restaurants and other eateries, so there’s something to suit every palate and pocket! Here are our top picks for eating at this magical Disney park:

Character Dining at Magic Kingdom

Cinderella's Royal Table

Ascend the spiral staircase or ride the gilded elevator to Cinderella Castle’s banquet hall where you can dine with the Disney Princesses!

Tip: Advance booking is highly recommended for this one-of-a-kind fairytale dining experience.

The Crystal Palace

Join Winnie the Pooh and his Disney pals for a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet of all-American food!

The Crystal Palace is a beautiful setting, inspired by Victorian greenhouses and filled with topiaries and tropical palms - an enchanting spot to meet Disney Friends for breakfast or lunchtimes.

Special Dining Events

Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party

The ultimate treat for watching the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular - Disney World’s biggest and brightest fireworks extravaganza!

Tables filled with pastries, cookies, chocolate-covered strawberries and more mouthwatering desserts await, as well as an almost unobstructed view of the fireworks.

Please Note: The Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party is extremely popular and must be booked in advance. You can book this event directly with Walt Disney World.

Cafes & Casual Dining

Tony's Town Square Restaurant

The Italian restaurant where Lady and the Tramp had their first kiss. Need we say more???

Liberty Tree Tavern

Tuck into roast turkey and other American favourites at this stately colonial-style inn serving traditional New England-inspired fare.

The Plaza Restaurant

If it’s fabulous family-friendly fare you want, this dining parlour is perfectly placed at the end of Main Street, U.S.A. The mayor has even been known to stop by—after all, he does live just down the street!

Counter Service & Quick Bites

Magic Kingdom also has LOADS of counter service restaurants dotted around the park if you’re after a quick bite.

Magic Kingdom Facts

Magic Kingdom Hours of Opening

Magic Kingdom’s opening times vary with the seasons, but generally, admission starts at 9am and closing can be anytime between 6pm and midnight depending on the time of year.

If you need to know times for a specific day, we recommend to check with the park just before you visit.

Magic Kingdom Parking

Magic Kingdom has a huge paid parking area near Disney World’s Ticket and Transportation Center (TTC). Once you have parked, you can take a tram to the TTC, from where you’ll board the monorail (faster) or a ferryboat (windier but more relaxing!) into the Magic Kingdom park.

Because the car park is so huge, parking, waiting for the tram and queuing at the TTC can take a little while, so ensure you arrive with plenty of time to spare.

Parking Prices

  • Car/Motorcycle/: $20 USD
  • Camper/Trailer/RV/Shuttle/Limo: $22 USD
  • Bus/Tractor Trailer: $25 USD

Staying at a Disney Hotel?

If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you can park at Disney’s Magic Kingdom for free! Just make sure you have a valid Key to the World Card or Resort Parking Permit.

Parking Tips:

Worried you might lose your car in the huge car parks?

Write down your row and lot number on something that won't run if it gets wet.

If you do forget where you’ve parked, let the tram driver know the approximate time that you arrived, and they should be able to direct you to the right area.

Park at Epcot for less walking

Want to avoid a long walk or the hassle of waiting for transport from the car park to the Magic Kingdom entrance? Park at Epcot, jump on the Monorail which is there and ride it one stop to the TTC, from where you can take a second monorail straight into the Magic Kingdom!

Directions to Magic Kingdom


2901 Osceola Pkwy, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, United States

Getting to Magic Kingdom:

Walt Disney World Resort is located southwest of Orlando, off Interstate 4, west of Florida’s Turnpike.

For the Magic Kingdom park, take Exit 64 from Interstate 4.

What can I bring into Magic Kingdom?

Disney World allows its guests to bring in food items like snacks or foods that do not require heating. However you must let a Security Cast Member aware that you are bringing in food when you enter the park.

Alcohol cannot be brought into any of the Disney parks.

What to wear at Magic Kingdom

We recommend to wear casual and comfortable clothes for a day at the Disney Parks.

You’ll be doing a lot of walking, so good comfy, sturdy shoes should be the first thing you pack!

Guests at the Disney parks should wear proper attire - including shoes and tops - at all times

What am I not allowed to wear in the Disney parks?

  • Adult costumes or clothing that could be viewed as representative of an actual Disney character
  • Masks
  • Clothing with objectionable material, including obscene language or graphics
  • Excessively torn clothing
  • Revealing clothing that may be viewed as inappropriate for a family environment
  • Objectionable tattoos

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