Magic Kingdom


Cinderella Castle during Hallowishes



The MAGIC KINGDOM, which covers 107 acres, opened on October 1, 1971. It's been dubbed "The Most Magical Place on Earth!" and is home to six themed lands, and dozens of attractions that appeal to all ages.

is a tribute to the philosophy and life of Walter Elias Disney...
and to the talents, the dedication, and the loyalty of the entire Disney organization that made Walt Disney's dream come true.

May Walt Disney World bring Joy and Inspiration and New Knowledge to all who come to this happy place...
a Magic Kingdom where the young at heart of all ages
can laugh and play and learn -- together.

-- October 1, 1971
Dedication plaque on Main Street, USA
by Roy O. Disney

LAY OF THE LAND: The Magic Kingdom is laid out like a wheel, with the hub centered directly in front of towering Cinderella Castle. Pathways act as the spokes leading to the following themed areas:

Main Street, U.S.A. -- Inspired by Walt Disney's memories of his hometown, Main Street U.S.A. is a re-creation of early 20th century small-town America, on a 7/8 scale. There are quaint shops, a town hall, fire station... even an old-style barbershop.

Adventureland -- An exotic mix of jungles, wild animals, pirates and a Middle Eastern bazaar, Adventureland is home to several of the Magic Kingdom's best-known and best-loved attractions, including Pirates of the Caribbean and Jungle Cruise.

Frontierland has all the adventure and excitement of the Wild West, including the wet wonders of Splash Mountain and the wild thrills of roller coaster Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

Liberty Square honors this country's colonial heritage with the Hall of Presidents. It is also home to the ever-popular Haunted Mansion.

Fantasyland, including the recent addition of New Fantasyland, is the quintessential fairytale experience with castles, princesses and princes, pixies and boys who won't grow up. It is nearing the conclusion of a major renovation that essentially doubled its size. Read more about the Fantasyland Expansion HERE.

Tomorrowland is a look at the future where you can battle aliens at Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, or whiz through the universe on a high-speed coaster at Space Mountain.


Magic Kingdom is THE place for children to meet and greet their favorite characters. Consult your Guide Map and Times Guides for times and locations.

Magic Kingdom Characters At A Glance
Character Meet and Greet FAQ


Breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom is now a permanent offering. The prix fixe French-inspired breakfast menu includes pastries, cured meats and cheeses, eggs Florentine, vegetable quiche, and the Croissant Doughnut, a fried doughnut topped with banana caramel sauce, chocolate ganache and whipped cream. Children can order brioche French toast, scrambled eggs and fruit crepes, as well as cereal and oatmeal. Breakfast is served 8-10 a.m. daily. Price is $21.99 plus tax for adults, $13.99 plus tax for children ages 3-9 years. The Disney Dining Plan is accepted.

Renovated Central Plaza AreaThe Central Plaza area (the "Hub") at Magic Kingdom has been under renovations for several months, and now several new sections between Main Street U.S.A. and Cinderella Castle have opened (see photo). As a result, a new viewing area for parades and fireworks is now available. The FastPass+ viewing location is now the Main Street Plaza Gardens (an area adjacent to The Crystal Palace). In addition, new turrets that flank Cinderella Castle have been unveiled. The turrets extend the castle's royal look across the new expanded area.

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train opened to the general public on May 28, 2014.

Tinker Bell is now appearing at the Town Square Theater. Disney FastPass+ is available for this character greeting experience.

Anna and Elsa, from Disney's "Frozen," began making appearances at the Princess Fairytale Hall on April 20, 2014. Disney FastPass+ is available for this character greeting experience. Elsa and Anna will appear together each day until the early evening, after which other visiting Disney Princesses will be available to greet guests. Cinderella and Rapunzel continue making appearances at Princess Fairytale Hall.

Anna and Elsa in Festival of FantasyDisney Festival of Fantasy Parade began its run on March 9, 2014, with brand new innovative floats, costumes and music. The parade features the following movies: "The Little Mermaid", "Sleeping Beauty", "Dumbo", "Pinocchio", "Peter Pan", "Tangled", and "Brave". Maleficent in her dragon form is one of the floats, and Anna and Elsa from "Frozen" appear on the first float.

A Pirate's Adventure ~ Treasures of the Seven Seas, a new interactive experience, officially debuted May 31, 2013, in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom. Guests use a pirate map and magic talisman to help them complete five different pirate raids throughout Adventureland. The goal is to help locate different Treasures of the Seven Seas and fight off pirate enemies.

Fantasyland Expansion

-- A new meet & greet area called Princess Fairytale Hall opened on the site of the former Snow White attraction on September 18, 2013.

Tangled Restrooms-- New Rapunzel-themed restrooms, located on the site of the former Fantasyland Skyway station, have opened in the Magic Kingdom as of March 2013. Details in the area have been lifted from Disney's film "Tangled." The new area includes a special seating area with charging stations for boosting your cell phones and other electronics, and also features a challenge -- there are 10 "hidden" Pascals (the chameleon from "Tangled") waiting to be discovered. The restrooms previously located behind Peter Pan's Flight are now closed and are slated to become part of a new interactive queue for that attraction.

-- Be Our Guest Restaurant officially opened November 19, 2012.

-- Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid, Enchanted Tales with Belle, Gaston's Tavern, and Ariel’s Grotto had their official grand opening on December 6, 2012.

-- The first "New Fantasyland" phase opened March 12, 2012 and included part of the Storybook Circus area. Attractions include the new and enhanced Dumbo ride as well as the rethemed Barnstormer attraction featuring the Great Goofini. The second phase of Dumbo opened in July 2012, followed by Big Top Souvenirs, which opened in late September 2012, and Pete's Silly Sideshow character meet & greet, which opened in October.

-- Casey Jr. Splash 'n' Soak Station opened in the Storybook Circus section of the new Fantasyland on June 15, 2012. The premise for this new water play area is that Casey Jr., the steam engine that carries the circus in the movie "Dumbo," has rolled into town. Its four boxcars carry different animals -- giraffes, elephants, monkeys and camels. The soaking station brings the circus to life with its many sounds and the bustling activity of the water jets coming from the moving animals (and other sources).


The Jungle Navigation Co., Ltd. Skipper Canteen restaurant is due to open in Adventureland in late 2015. At the Jungle Skipper Canteen, guests will be able to experience "World Famous Jungle Cuisine" in one of several unique dining rooms, including a crew mess hall and a once-hidden secret meeting room of the famed Society of Explorers and Adventurers. The restaurant, which will be staffed by Jungle Cruise Skippers, will be located in former Adventureland Veranda, next door to the Sunshine Tree Terrace (the old Aloha Isle).

With the holidays coming, Disney World has announced that once again this holiday season the Jungle Cruise attraction at the Magic Kingdom will temporarily transform into the "Jingle Cruise," with holiday decor in the attraction queue and boathouse. The Jingle Cruise boats each are given a unique holiday name, and the Skippers share a slew of seasonal holiday jokes throughout the tour.


The Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade ended its run January 5, 2014, to make way for the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade.

The Princess Meet & Greet that was part of Town Square Theater has closed with the opening of Princess Fairytale Hall in Fantasyland.

Snow White's Scary Adventures -- closed May 31, 2012. A new meet & greet area called Princess Fairytale Hall will open at that location.