Even repeat visitors can find room for improvement.
After opening Disneyland in California in 1955, Walt Disney set his sights on bigger projects. He soon settled on a location outside Orlando, Florida for the soon-to-be Most Magical Place on Earth, which opened in 1971.
With six individual lands (Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Main Street U.S.A., and Liberty Square), Disney Magic Kingdom is structured similarly to Anaheim’s Disneyland Park, but over time has grown to feature many restaurants, attractions, and highlights of its own. It is now just one of four theme parks located at Walt Disney World, including Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Epcot.
Kids of any age can enjoy the Magic Kingdom park, as it provides a variety of entertainment suitable for all ages — but those 3 and under are admitted for free and do not need Magic Kingdom tickets.
The summer season can be extremely busy, as well as popular holidays, but January, February, May and September usually see slower crowds. Be sure to cross-reference your travel dates with any on-site events, such as RunDisney marathons and nearby competitions, conferences, and tournaments.
For expert tips and tricks to planning a fairy tale-perfect getaway to the Magic Kingdom —including Magic Kingdom hours, the park’s best rides and restaurants, how to use a FastPass+, and the can’t-miss attractions —check out our definitive guide. We promise, all your Magic Kingdom questions will be answered.