An Overview of Magic Kingdom at Disney World

The Magic Kingdom is the park most associated with Disney World. It was the first park built. It has the iconic Cainderella Castle. It has the most well known rides (think Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Dumbo). But it is also usually the busiest of the parks. So you will want to plan your time wisely.

This park is divided in to 6 areas:

  1. Main Stree U.S.A
  2. Adventureland
  3.  Frontierland
  4. Liberty Square
  5. Tomorrowland
  6. Fantasyland

Main Street U.S.A

  • The iconic street of shops and restaurants
  • The Festival of Fantasy Parade 

Adventureland

  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Aloha Isle (Where you can get DOLE WHIP!)

Frontierland

  • Splash Mountain
  • The Country Bear Jamboree (My toddler’s favorite thing ever) 

Liberty Square

  • The Hall of Presidents
  • The Haunted Mansion (My family’s all time favorite ride)

Tomorrowland

  • Space Mountain
  • The Carousel of Progress (A Disney Fan favorite and Walt classic)

 Fantasyland

  • It’s a Small World
  • Flight of Peter Pan
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • All things Beauty and the Beast 

Transportation to Magic Kingdom

You have several options for getting to the Magic Kingdom 

Parking

If you have a car, plan on parking at the ticket and transportation center to get to Magic Kingdom. From there you can use the ferry or monorail to get to the park. Keep this in mind as it can be time consuming.

Monorail

If you are staying at the Grand Floridian, the Polynesian, or the Contemporary Resort you can take the monorail from your hotel directly to the Magic Kingdom. You can also take the Monorail from the Ticket and Transportation center directly to this park.

Buses

There are bus stops to and from the resorts that stop in front of the Magic Kingdom.

Ferry

Ferries and boats can be taken from some resorts to the Magic Kingdom.

Minnie Vans

Using the Lyft app you can call a Disney Cast Member to pick you up in a special van that looks like Minnie Mouse. All Minnie Vans have 2 car seats available and can take you anywhere on the Disney property for a flat $25 fee.

Bringing items into the Park

At Magic Kingdom, you CAN bring a bag or backpack on to every attraction. So feel free to pack a bag with your essentials for the day.

What can I bring in to the park?

You can bring:

  • Food
  • Small cooler
  • Milk/formula/other drinks
  • Small tripods or monopods (they have to fit into your backpack
  • Your own stroller

What items can’t I bring?

  • Wagons (You can’t bring anything that your child has to be pulled in)
  • Folding chairs
  • Selfie sticks
  • Weapons
  • Large coolers

Have fun!

See you in the parks,

–Julie

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