So, How Well Do You Know the Magic Kingdom?
|LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Magic
Kingdom, the first Walt Disney World Resort theme park, debuted in
1971 – 16 years after Walt Disney’s first park, Disneyland, opened
in Anaheim, Calif. Magic Kingdom’s blue- and gold-turreted, 18-tower
icon, Cinderella Castle, rises 189 feet above the park’s 142 acres.
Similar to Disneyland Park, the park is divided into six themed
- Main Street, U.S.A. –
City Hall, Main Street Vehicles, Main Street Chamber of Commerce
(package pickup), Harmony Barber Shop, Town Square Theater, Main
Street Bakery, Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, Walt Disney World
Railroad, shops and emporiums.
- Adventureland –Pirates of
the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, Swiss Family Treehouse, Walt
Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room and The Magic Carpets of Aladdin,
The Pirates League, A Pirate’s Adventure – Treasures of the
- Frontierland –Big Thunder
Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain, Country Bear Jamboree, Tom
Sawyer Island, Walt Disney World Railroad.
- Liberty Square –Haunted
Mansion, Liberty Square Riverboat, The Hall of Presidents.
- Fantasyland – 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, the 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, and
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
- Tomorrowland – Buzz
Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor, Space
Mountain, Tomorrowland Speedway, Astro Orbiter, Tomorrowland
Transit Authority PeopleMover, Stitch’s Great Escape, Walt
Disney’s Carousel of Progress.
- Town Square Theater — Go
backstage to meet Mickey Mouse in his rehearsal room.
- Disney Festival of Fantasy
Parade — All-new daytime parade celebrating the characters
and stories of Fantasyland.
- Move It! Shake It! Dance &
Play It! Street Party — Celebrate with Disney and Pixar pals
at this delightful street jubilee that gets you moving and
- Main Street Electrical Parade
— This energetic nighttime parade of Disney characters features
floats dotted with millions of twinkling lights.
- “Celebrate the Magic” Castle
Projection Show — Cinderella Castle serves as a canvas of
Disney storytelling in this spectacular nighttime entertainment
offering, with characters and scenes from Disney films projected
- “Wishes” — Jiminy Cricket
narrates the biggest, boldest fireworks show ever presented at
Magic Kingdom, a heart-tugging “story in the sky” about making a
wish come true, presented most nights.
|Food and Beverage
- Be Our Guest Restaurant
(New Fantasyland) – “great food fast” by day; fine dining table
service with French flair for dinner
- Tony’s Town Square Restaurant
(Main Street, U.S.A.) — salads, pastas, Italian entrees
- Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and
Cafe (Frontierland) — burgers, sandwiches, salads
- Columbia Harbour House
(Liberty Square) — clam chowder, fish, chicken, sandwiches
- Pinocchio Village Haus
(Fantasyland) — pizza, pasta, salads and chicken breast nuggets
- Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
(Tomorrowland) — burgers, chicken, salads, sandwiches
|Guests can dine with Disney
characters at Cinderella’s Royal Table (Fantasyland – breakfast,
lunch and dinner) or at The Crystal Palace (Main Street, U.S.A. –
buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner). For dining reservations, call
Night of Joy — Top contemporary Christian music acts present
concerts from several stages during this special-ticket evening
event in September.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party — Mickey and the gang
invite guests to this all-ages celebration of fun frights held on
multiple nights each September and October.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party — Each holiday season,
Mickey and his friends celebrate the season on several special
nights with exclusive entertainment and a holiday-themed parade
starring Santa Claus.
Following the success of Disneyland, which opened in 1955,
entertainment pioneer Walt Disney (1901-66) set his sights on what
he called his company’s “most exciting and challenging assignment” —
the creation of a vast vacation paradise known today as Walt Disney
World Resort. Walt’s dream was realized when Magic Kingdom, the
first of four theme parks at the sprawling Florida site, opened Oct.
1, 1971. Walt’s older brother and lifelong business partner, Roy O.
Disney, inaugurated the park. And the magic began.
information about the Magic Kingdom or Walt Disney World Resort, contact
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