Bay Lake >Arts & Entertainment > Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
311 World Drive, Bay Lake, FL | Directions 3283028.360708 -81.564230
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HINTS to a better visit – We have been there many times and will be going back again.
1. Have a plan. Determine what you want to do before you enter the parks.
2. Do popular rides/attractions or character visits early in the morning or later in the day when everyone is leaving (we rode Space Mountain 6 time in 1 day and didn't wait in the line for more that 10 minutes!)
3. Go off season. July is crowded. October in not.
4. If you go during peak seasons get there when the park opens and do the big events first! Plan on leaving the park when it is packed.
5. Everything is expensive so plan for it.
6. Food can be expensive so either take in snacks, share sandwitches, or leave the parks for meals
Hope this helps.
Magic Kingdom - Truly Magic – My Nice and Nephew 3 and 1 yr. old loved the Magic Kingdom over this recent Easter Weekend. It was such a joy to see their smiling faces meet all the Disney Characters they love. My nice wanted to ride the "It's a Small World" ride as many times as she could. Make sure to catch the Main St. Parade at 4 O'clock and 10. Both are different, and a must see. Then stick around for the 11 O'clock fireworks played to Disney music. These are the best fireworks shows you'll ever see, better then any 4th of July show most cities put on. The Magic Kingdom is mostly for children, but if you go with a date, check out the Haunted House for some alone time. Tip: choose a spot early to watch the parade.
This holy grail of theme parks appeals to the child in all of us. – In Short
Opened in 1971, this Disney park is a journey through a thousand storybooks. Each of six themed areas--Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland, Mickey's Toontown Fair and Tomorrowland--bursts with imagination stimulating to kids and adults alike. Main Street U.S.A. at the park entrance has an 1890s Americana feel. There, you'll find shops, restaurants and street performers (like Dapper Dan's Barbershop Quartet). Take the Walt Disney World Railroad on a one-and-a-half-mile journey around the park.
Better than an "amusement park" – Magic Kingdom and all of Walt Disney World for that matter, should be under a category within itself. It is so much more than an "amusement park." Any place can build a big roller coaster, water rides, etc. Disney does everything with such magnificence. No attractions at Magic Kingdom (or all of Disney) are just thrown together without the creators involving a tremendous amount of effort, research, theming, detail, etc. I have never been to a place with such friendliness, enthusiasm, organization and cleanliness, even on the busiest of days, trying their best to make sure lines go as quickly as possible. They keep the nostalgia by keeping most original attractions as well as adding new attractions when necessary. To compare Disney World with "amusement parks," is like comparing NYC to Small Town USA. You just can't do it. No place does it like Disney.
The Wonderful Worlds of Disney – Walt Disney's dream for the future is found in the wonderful theme parks that make up Disney World. From the Magic Kingdom to Disney's Animal Kingdom, from Disney's Wide World of Sports to EPCOT and all of the water parks, Downtown Disney, MGM, the monorail system the list goes on and on.
The staff is superb and trained to be helpful without being intrusive. The daily work to keep up the cleanliness must be a daunting task but it is the cleanest park every single day.
Sure the prices are up there but when you look at all you can do then the cost per hour is a very good value for the whole family.
It is a time and place to loose your concerns and worries and just enjoy being a kid (or being a kid again). Ah, what a Wonderful World (even if it is make believe!).
Been there & going back – During my last visit it was very hot and crowded, but nevertheless worth it! In addition to the Magic Kingdom we visited Blizzard Beach, Animal Kingdom, and MGM. The staff is great, far superior to those in other parks. I assume that is a reason for the higher than average prices at Disney. The FastPass system -- it's great!
Not going again! – I took my niece and nephew (both 5) at the end of April this year and they had an okay time, but I did not! The Magic Kingdom did not accomodate the crowds very well and the rides were just okay. The prices were way to high to buy more than 1 or 2 souveniers. We had to wait for over an hour to meet Minnie and Donald, and then they told us we would have to get back in line to meet members from Pooh, and then get back in line AGAIN to meet the Princesses (minus Jasmine) and Ariel was in a different place altogether - another line! Suprisingly, Mickey was the shortest line and he was 15 mins. Whatever happened to having them walk around the park?? The kids had WAY more fun at Sea World - the ride Atlantis out shone ALL of Magic Kingdom's rides!!
wonderful, absolutely the greatest place on earth – my family goes EVERY year for at least 10 days. we have been doing this for 10 years. it doesn't matter if you are 3mos or 40yrs. there is something for everyone because disney has thought of everything. we first took our children when our 2 oldest were 1 & 2. we took our daughter when she was only 3mos. now they are 4,8,and 9. the youngest will be taking her 5th trip this year. trust me they are NEVER too young. you will have a blast. the lights, the shows, the food, the cleanliness, the cast members, and of course the RIDES are unparralled. i just can't say enough!! best time to go is november (not thanksgiving though)
Over-rated – I have been to Magic Kingdom as a child and again twiced with my own kids. the park does a very poor job of handling the large crowds. Alot of the attractions have not changed in 30 years, very outdated park. I will not ever go back!
LOVE IT! – We love all of Disney so much we bought a time share! The initial capital outlay is steep, but we figure the time share will pay for it self within 5 trips. We hope to go every year. We never have enough time to spend there. Magic Kingdom is magical. I am impressed with the whole place - pricing is very steep, for food, souvenirs,etc., but you expect that. Highly impressed w/2 things (1) cleanliness of everything right down to the restrooms, & (2) attitudes of employees, they must have an awesome training program. As long as I am able, kids go with us or not, we're going to Disney World! Go in the off season if possible. 1week after New Year through mid Feb. have been great for us - NO LINES!
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