Why I Love Disney World's Magic Kingdom

Why I Love Disney World's Magic Kingdom

The dramatically lit Cinderella’s Castle, the laughing children, mysterious - though safe - jungles, the streets of classic Americana and the chuffing of railroad engines will always stay with you.  You saw it in the movies but Disney World’s Magic Kingdom removes the real world and you revert to a six year old.  You are drawn into worlds where the impossible and magic are normal – quite literally.  You cannot help but love the Magic Kingdom because this is where magic actually lives.

Magic Kingdom comprises of six theme ‘lands.’  Designed like a wheel, the hub is the front of Cinderella Castle with pathways that spoke out across 107 acres of jaw-dropping wonderment.

Adventureland:  The theme is jungles of the world.  These include a tropical island and a desert oasis.  Two big attractions are Jungle Cruise and Pirates of the Caribbean.  It draws you into the excitement of exploring foreign lands such as the remote jungles of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, South America and South Pacific.

There are sections resembling a Caribbean town square; sets of the Pirates of the Caribbean, the Jungle Cruise, Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room, the Swiss Family Tree House and The Magic Carpets of Aladdin.

Main Street USA:  Here the architectural styles and decor are from early-20th century small-town America, inspired by Walt Disney's childhood and the film - Lady and the Tramp. Take the horse drawn trolley along Main Street; get a haircut at a working barber shop; sit at Casey's Corner and enjoy traditional American hot dogs and fries while watching old cartoons on the bleachers and ride the Walt Disney World Railroad, which transports guest throughout the park.
Fantasyland:  This section is for the young at heart and dedicated to classic Disney.  It has It's a Small World, Peter Pan's Flight, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Mickey's PhilharMagic, the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel, and Mad Tea Party.

The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast are new additions to Fantasyland in a section called The Enchanted Forest.  The attractions here have lovely forests, streams, waterfalls and castles.  The Little Mermaid is a ride and is intriguingly hidden inside Eric’s Castle.

Storybook Circus is a new addition to Fantasyland and is based on Dumbo and the Mickey Mouse Universe.  The rides here are The Barnstormer and Dumbo the Flying Elephant.

Frontierland:  This western-themed, cowboy inspired section contains the classic Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain rides.  Here you can live out your Wild West fantasies in the company of cowboys and Indians while exploring the Rivers of America.

Tomorrowland:  This section has plenty of gleaming steel designed to give you that intergalactic

experience, including Space Mountain, Buzz Lightyear’s Spin, Astro Orbiter, Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover and the Tomorrowland Speedway.  There are robots and UFOs aplenty too.

Liberty Square:  This is reminiscent of colonial era and Revolutionary America.  Brick buildings and the Liberty Belle paddlewheel river boat enhance the ambience.  Attractions here are the Hall of Presidents, the Liberty Belle Riverboat and The Haunted Mansion.



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