Welcome to Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resorts first theme park and icon. Housing
several different areas each with their own unique set of rides Magic Kingdom tends
to be the first choice of theme parks for any tourist. These individual areas or
zones are Main Street, U.S.A., Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland,
Tomorrowland Mickey's Toontown Fair. The theme park us currently the most visited
theme park in the world; having over 17 million visitors in the year 2008 the theme
park is by far a fan favorite. Known mostly for its large castle belonging to Cinderella
in the center of the theme park, Magic Kingdom boasts a Disney favorite by advertising
the Disney classics such as, Winnie the Pooh, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Beauty and
the Beast, Snow White and many, many more!
Main Street, U.S.A.: Located
directly after the entrance to the theme park Main Street is the first thing you
will pass through. Although Main Street does not host a variety of rides, it is
the primary shopping center for theme park souvenirs. At night, and sometimes during
the day, the street is cleared for parades and demonstrations; the shows vary depending
on time of year and holiday. Often times this is where you will find Disney characters
in costume, who will gladly take pictures with the kids and play out their characters!
Decorations: The street uses an early 1900s theme with beautifully
architected buildings and vibrant colors. The zone is constantly re-decorated depending
on the seasons and holidays of the year. Chances are, if you visit it twice it will
Entertainment: Main Street is constantly patrolled by Disney characters
in costume. Its random as to which characters will be on the street at which times,
but you can often find them playing with children and making photo appearances with
Adventureland: This area of the theme park is built to represent
the exploration of the young mind. With rides and scenery that represent the jungle
and rain forest the area takes on a very exotic feeling. Most of the shops and experiences
in the area are built to look foreign or built in a hurry. This area holds some
of the earliest of the Disney Park rides and are built to support the theme.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Come join this bustling crew of pirates
as they search to discover their riches. But be weary because there is determination
to go to great lengths to get what a pirate wants! Journey into warfare and through
dangerous caves and even see living skeletons!
The Swiss Family Tree House: This massive tree is filled with exotic
accommodations for a small family. Built to look like a paradise you get to explore
the Swiss Family Robinson's tree house and see what they built and the ingenious
inventions that kept them alive while alone on the island!
Frontierland:Go wild in the Wild, Wild West! This area of the theme
park exhibits a theme of the great frontier. From Cowboys to Indians this dessert
style adventure is filled with all the dust and cactus that you can fathom! Red
rocks and old taverns bring the are to life in this dirt dry land of entertainment!
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: Pioneer the great west inside this
state of the art steam engine, making the journey to and from The West a trip of
ease. Be weary that the early train tracks were built for speed and not comfort,
getting to and from your destination could be a wild ride!
Splash Mountain: Join this motley crew on a log flume through the
mountains and down calm rivers. Unfortunately you end up speeding down rough rapids
and plummeting down a waterfall in this water filled adventure that will leave you
soaked in entertainment.
Welcome to colonial America, structures that replicate the time and even a Liberty
Liberty Tree are featured in this themed area! Built to fit the era this zone
hosts a variety of colonial period actors and buildings. Experience the Hall of
Presidents and see our nations grand history, or take a walk up the hill into the
mansion that some believe to still be haunted!
Hall of Presidents: One of the most educational shows on the Disney
lot this attraction seems to keep kids and adults fully entranced while presenting
our nations history in a fun filled way. Using animatronics to replicate all our
presidents it is not uncommon for children to think the characters are real.
Haunted Mansion: Although this particular ride seems like a scare
for the little ones, its actually a fun ride for everyone. While most of it takes
place in the dark you ride through the mansion home to 999 ghosts, ghouls and other
haunted creatures. However Disney has taken several measures to make sure the ride
is not a horror house, it is however "chilling."
Remember when you sat for hours dreaming of a far away land where magic was real
and once-upon-a-time happened every day? That land is the
Home to many of the great movie stars, this includes Disney classics such as; Winnie the Pooh,
Cinderella, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and much more. Located at
the center of this area is Cinderella's Castle, the icon and logo of Magic Kingdom.
Hosting a variety of gentler rides the primary attraction of this area of the park
are the live shows and night time fireworks.
Alice in Wonderland: Down, down, down! Into Alice's Wonderland
where you follow Alice to locations visited in the story. Visit the Cheshire cat
and the White Rabbit, but be weary; the Queen of Hearts has a devious plan to keep
you from leaving forever!
It's a Small World: Journey around the world in a boat and visit other
countries and their "small" people. Each country has their culturally correct children
enjoying their daily life. While playing music that pertains to the countries origin
at every stop you'll be singing "It's a small world after all." for the rest of
Tomorrowland: Take a deep breath before entering this area of the
park! Building blocks to the future of space exploration and technology seem to
be presented in every comical Disney way. This area is home to the future and Walt
Disney's interpretation of earths sciences. Space
Mountain: One of the most recognized attractions inside Tomorrowland
is space mountain, and indoor rollercoaster in the dark! While riding this roller
coaster in the pitch black projectors shoot stars on the dome overhead, giving the
illusion your in out space!
Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters: Journey through space to help
Buzz defend the galaxy from the evil enemy Zerg. Hop in a space ship and fire at
targets located on the enemy ships to score points. Every time you experience this
ride you will see something new! Face off against friends to see who can score the
Mickey's Toontown Fair: The name almost speaks for itself! This
area is the hometown of our favorite Disney character, Mickey Mouse. Here you can
find Pluto, Minnie Mouse and
Mickey Mouse offering photos and interaction with the
crowds. Mickey's zone is geared towards the younger children but is
a treat for the entire family.
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