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Over 45 years ago, in 1971 Magic Kingdom in Bay Lake FL opened their gates for the first time. Open year-round from 9am-11pm; featuring 107 acres, parades, fireworks every night, with six different themed areas, with the iconic Cinderella Castle, this really is the most magical place to plan your next vacation.

The parking lot for the Magic Kingdom is about a mile away from the park. You will need to pay $20 to park in the parking lot. Depending on the location of your hotel or where in the parking lot you are, there are three ways to access the park;

  • The Monorail
  • The Ferryboats
  • The transport buses

One thing you want to know about before your trip to the Magic Kingdom is Fast Pass+, included free with your ticket Fast Pass+ is the option to avoid the long line and jump to the front of specific rides. At Magic Kingdom, you can use your Fast Pass+ for three rides a day.

Magic Kingdom is made up of six themed areas;

  • Adventureland
  • Tomorrowland
  • Fantasyland
  • Frontierland
  • Liberty Square
  • Main Street USA

If you are looking for a tropical paradise, a desert thrill, or a jungle experience, Adventureland is the destination. This area is home to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and some of the finer shops.

Adventureland has five attractions;

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean
  2. Swiss Family Treehouse
  3. Enchanted Tiki Room
  4. Jungle Cruise
  5. Magic Carpets of Aladdin

If you are looking to the future, always updating, always changing, Tomorrowland the land of shiny metal, bright neon signs, and futuristic ideas is the place to be. Take a ride on the famous Space Mountain roller coaster in the dark, enjoy a good giggle with the whole family in the Monsters Inc Laugh Floor attraction, or visit the Carousel of Progress to see how things have changed throughout the times.

Tomorrowland has seven permanent attractions and one seasonal attraction;

  1. Space Mountain
  2. Carousel of Progress
  3. Monsters Inc Laugh Floor
  4. Tomorrowland Speedway
  5. Tomorrowland Transit Authority
  6. Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  7. Astro Orbiter
  8. Stitch’s Great Escape (seasonal)

For the classic Disney experience, best to check out Fantasyland. This area is filled with all the Disney characters you know and love, featuring Belle, the Little Mermaid, and the infamous It’s a Small World ride.

Fantasyland has twelve attractions;

  1. Enchanted Tales with Belle
  2. Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
  3. It’s a Small World
  4. Seven Dwarfs Mine Trail
  5. Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  6. Peter Pan’s Flight
  7. The Barnstormer
  8. Mad Tea Party
  9. Princess Fairytale Hall
  10. Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  11. Prince Charming’s Regal Carousel
  12. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

For those looking towards the wild wild west, Frontierland is your place to go. This western land is home to the Country Bear Jamboree and the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, two attractions perfect for the whole family.

Frontierland has four attractions;

  1. Country Bear Jamboree
  2. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  3. Splash Mountain
  4. Tom Sawyer Island

The calmer Liberty Square in Magic Kingdom is decorated in colonial American material, a replica Liberty Bell, and brick buildings. Don’t pass Liberty Square up, as Liberty Square is home to one of the most exciting and famous attractions; the Haunted Mansion.

Liberty Square has three attractions;

  1. The Haunted Mansion
  2. The Hall of Presidents
  3. Liberty Square Riverboat

The heart of Magic Kingdom, Cinderella’s Castle is located inside Main Street USA. Made up to look like a classic style Main Street in your small town, with gas and electric street lamps, signifying the advancement of electricity, Main Street USA is filled with different shows and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Main Street USA has three attractions;

  1. Cinderella’s Castle
  2. Walt Disney World Railroad
  3. Main Street Vehicles

There are multiple restaurants and snack bars in Magic Kingdom, with ever-changing menus. Whether you are looking for a sit down fancy meal, or a quick grab and go, there is something for everyone to eat here.

Adventureland;

  • The Jungle Navigation Co. Skipper Canteen
  • Sunshine Tree Terrace (snacks)
  • Tortuga Tavern
  • Aloha Isle (snacks)

Tomorrowland;

  • The Lunching Pad
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
  • Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies (snacks)
  • Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant
  • Cool Ship (snacks)

Fantasyland;

  • Be Our Guest Restaurant
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table
  • Cheshire Café (snacks)
  • Gaston’s Tavern
  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • The Friar’s Nook
  • Storybook Treats (snacks)

Frontierland;

  • Golden Oak Outpost
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café
  • Westward Ho (snacks)
  • The Diamond Horseshoe

Liberty Square;

  • Columbia Harbor House
  • Liberty Tree Tavern
  • Sleepy Hollow (snacks)
  • Liberty Square Market

Main Street USA;

  • Crystal Palace
  • Casey’s Corner
  • The Plaza Restaurant
  • Plaza Ice Cream Parlor (snacks)
  • Main Street Confectionary
  • Main Street Bakery (snacks)
  • Tony’s Town Square Restaurant