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Magic Kingdom® Theme Park

One of the most famous theme parks in the world offers a land of fun and fantasy at the foot of a fairytale castle.

The first of the Florida-based theme parks, the Magic Kingdom® Theme Park is still central to most Orlando vacations. Six fantasy lands across 107 acres (43 hectares), morning-through-night entertainment and animatronic Disney characters all help to create an unforgettable experience for the entire family. Magic Kingdom® Theme Park was created from the vision of Walt Disney and opened in 1971. 

Getting to Magic Kingdom® Theme Park is a fun ride in itself on a rapid monorail that makes stops throughout the park, including the main entrance, resort hotels and the different theme parks. Buses are also available, as well as the scenic Staten Island-inspired ferry, specifically built to transport visitors over the Seven Seas Lagoon.

Magic Kingdom® Theme Park is where childhood fantasies are brought to life. Cowboys strut in front of faded saloons in Frontierland® Area, wondrous creatures parade in the medieval Fantasyland® Area and the American Revolution is relived in colonial Liberty Square Area. Explore the jungles of the pirate-inspired Adventureland® Area, feel the speed of intergalactic travel in the Tomorrowland® Area, and visit the movie-inspired shops and cafes along the Main Street, U.S.A.® Area 

Magic Kingdom® Theme Park has a never-ending party atmosphere, with scheduled parades passing beneath Cinderella Castle and fireworks displays most nights. Check out nightly pirate cruises on the lagoon, the in-depth backstage visitor tour, the gut-wrenching speeds of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad® Attraction, or the traditional barbershop offering cuts for the young and old. 

Summer is the busiest time of year at Magic Kingdom® Theme Park, but the hours are extended, and special parades and events are held. Orlando gets plenty hot, but most rides and attractions have shaded areas for lining up. And you can always cool off on one of the water rides.

Get the most out of your time at Magic Kingdom® Park. Below is a list of the top things to do:

Why not consider buying a Private Theme Park Guide & Customized Day Plan? It's one of the most popular activities available here.

If you'd like even more options, take a look at our Orlando things to do page.


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Disney's Contemporary Resort CA $611
Disney's Contemporary Resort

Disney's Contemporary Resort

4600 N World Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Lake Buena Vista resort is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Disney's Palm Golf Course, Beachcomber Beach and Disney's Magnolia Golf Course. Walt Disney World® and Magic Kingdom® Park are also within 6 miles (10 km).

    Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort CA $1,032
    Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort

    Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort

    4600 N World Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Lake Buena Vista resort is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Walt Disney World® and Magic Kingdom® Park. Disney's Palm Golf Course and Beachcomber Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa CA $746
      Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

      Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

      4401 Grand Floridian Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Lake Buena Vista resort is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Disney's Palm Golf Course and Disney's Magnolia Golf Course. Magic Kingdom® Park and Epcot® are also within 6 mi (10 km).

        Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort
        Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort

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          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Bay Lake, this resort is within 3 miles (5 km) of Disney's Palm Golf Course, Beachcomber Beach and Disney's Magnolia Golf Course. Walt Disney World® and Magic Kingdom® Park are also within 6 miles (10 km).

          Disney's Polynesian Village Resort CA $848
          Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

          Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

          1600 Seven Seas Dr., Lake Buena Vista, FL
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Nestled on the beach, this Bay Lake resort is within a 15-minute walk of Beachcomber Beach, Disney's Palm Golf Course and Disney's Magnolia Golf Course. Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course and Grand Cypress Golf Club are also within 6 miles (10 km).

            Disney's Wilderness Lodge CA $573
            Disney's Wilderness Lodge

            Disney's Wilderness Lodge

            901 Timberline Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Lake Buena Vista resort is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Beachcomber Beach and Disney's Palm Golf Course. Walt Disney World® and Magic Kingdom® Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge CA $618
              Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

              Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

              901 W Timberland Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Lake Buena Vista condominium resort is located on a lake, within 2 mi (3 km) of Beachcomber Beach, Disney's Palm Golf Course and Disney's Magnolia Golf Course. Walt Disney World® and Magic Kingdom® Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

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                265 vista boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This family-friendly Lake Buena Vista villa is located in Bay Lake, within 3 mi (5 km) of Disney's Palm Golf Course and Disney's Magnolia Golf Course. Epcot® and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park are also within 6 miles (10 km).