Known as the original Disney theme park in Orlando, the Magic Kingdom continues to amaze young and old with its magical rides and attractions.
When Walt Disney World first built Disneyland in California, it became obvious rather quickly that the city of Anaheim would encroach the theme park’s territory due to the urban sprawl it sparked up in the West Coast. If Orlando, Florida was to become the new family vacation capital of the world, it required creativity and wit to achieve what some deemed to be impossible.
The “once bitten, twice shy” Walt realized that to make his “Disneyland Orlando” theme park work, it was necessary to acquire lots of land outside the then-quiet city of Orlando–as in 40 square miles of mostly swampland lots. And thanks to Walt Disney’s vision, Orlando now has four Disney theme parks to delight the more than 60 million guests who arrive to Central Florida every year.
The Magic Kingdom theme park’s themed lands are:
- Main Street USA
- Liberty Square
- Storybook Circus (part of the New Fantasyland Expansion)
- Enchanted Forest (part of the New Fantasyland Expansion)
The Magic Kingdom continues to be the most iconic theme park in Orlando and this trend does not seem to slow down. Since the Magic Kingdom began rolling out the New Fantasyland’s rides and movie-themed attractions, this 40-year ikd Orlando theme park seems to have rejuvenated itself. The recent grand opening of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, along with The Little Mermaid and Beauty & the Beast.
Cinderella’s Castle remains the centerpiece attraction of the Magic Kingdom theme park. However, other iconic attractions include Space Mountain in Tomorrowland, It’s a Small World in Fantasyland, the Haunted Mansion in Liberty Square, and Splash Mountain in Frontierland, among many more exhibits and rides.
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