A magical journey amidst the characters from the various fairy tales and Disney cartoons is something that you and your children will love as you visit the Disney Magic Kingdom (commonly termed as Magic Kingdom only) in Bay Lake while you travel to Florida. Shake hands with Mickey mouse or take a snap with Aladdin and Jasmine, do a quick chit chat with Alice in the wonderland or attend Captain Jack Sparrow’s pirate tutorial classes, it’s all there at the Magic Kingdom of Florida.
A historical reminiscence
The Magic Kingdom Park was built in 1971 with the vision of building a park larger and better than the Disneyland in California. The construction of the park began in 1967 after the death of Walt Disney who had the vision of building a park even better than the Disneyland. He used to say that he would be building the Magic Kingdom just because he wants to do it better. When the park began its journey it offered three unique things in addition to the 20 attractions which were replicas of the California Disneyland. These three attractions were Mickey Mouse Revue, Country Bear Jamboree and the Hall of Presidents.
The various attractions that awaits your arrival
As you travel to Florida to pay a visit to the famous Magic Kingdom you would have to have a definite itinerary planned for yourself so that you spend your duration of stay wisely. There are six themed lands in the kingdom namely the Adventureland, Frontierland, Main Street USA, Liberty Square, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland.
Main Street USA is the first part of the theme park of Magic Kingdom that welcomes its visitors. You get to meet a number of characters in person as you stroll around the paths of Main Street USA. The adventureland is the themed land resembling the jungles of Asia, Africa, South America and South Pacific. The various attractions of this themed area include Jungle Cruise, Indiana Jones Adventure, Tarzan’s tree house, Aladdin’s Oasis, and Walt Disney’s enchanted Tiki Room.
The Frontierland will remind you of the 19th Century days and will take you to Old West America of that era even though you would be on a travel to Florida in the 21st Century. Be ready to unleash the cowboy within you as you visit some of the major attractions of this themed land that include the Mark Twain riverboat, Big thunder mountain railroad, Pirates’ lair in Tom Sawyer Island, Frontierland shooting Exposition.
Take a glimpse of Colonial America as you walk down the paths of Liberty Square of the Magic Kingdom. The Hall of Presidents and the haunted Mansion are the must see attractions of this themed land. From the land of cowboys, walk down into the land of fantasy and cartoon characters in the Fantasyland that has various rides and attractions which are based on and inspirited by the Disney movies.
This time while you travel to Florida you would get a chance to peep into the future as you spend a day or two in the Tomorrowland of Magic Kingdom. Inspired by the futuristic views of Jules Verne, this themed land has all the attractions to give the feeling of walking into the future with its Astro Orbiter, Autopia or Space Mountain.
If you do not have enough number of days while you travel to Florida you may want to skip a few themed lands depending on your and your children’s choices. If your kids are not too interested in futuristic stuffs, you may skip Tomorrowland and spend some extra time with the Disney characters in Fantasyland.
Getting to the Magic Kingdom
Lynx buses are the best option of transport if you want to visit Magic Kingdom. Monorails are available from Contemporary Resort, Grand Floridian or Polynesian which offers fast and joyful journey to the Disney Magic Kingdom. There is a complimentary bus service for people who are staying at the Disney World Resort that will drop you right at the gates of the Magic Kingdom.