Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom, Orlando

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    Disney's Magic Kingdom

    by joolssss Written Jun 28, 2005
    Castle, Pluto and kids!

    Here is where your little ones will be in their element ( and probably the Dads too, cos we all know they never grow up!) All your classic rides here, Snow White, Pinocchio, the absolutely horribly addictive "its a small world" The Disney parade take place every day at 3pm then again at night which finishes off with a spectacular firework Display The beautiful castle and all the buildings, shops and characters that come and hug you, really do make this a place where dreams come true.

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    The Magic Kingdom

    by sswagner Written Jun 12, 2005
    Space Mountain in Tommorowland

    Welcome to the original and most popular of Orlando's theme parks! The castle that sits in the center of the park is often thought of as the symbol of this place. It is worth a close look, and there is much to do in the Magic Kingdom. I recommend getting here right away as the park opens. The first few hours are critical in getting on the rides before the massive crowds hit. A lot of people who come early claim that they get the most done in those first few hours. Use the Fast Pass feature of your ticket--every ticketholder can use Fast Pass. This lets you return to a big name attraction at a later time with a minimal wait. Anything with "mountain" in the name of the ride is a good candidate for using Fast Pass, but there are others as well. Good items to bring are cameras, ponchos, and lots of money. Food and drink are expensive here, but there are some good restaurants in the kingdom. There are usually fireworks at the end of the day. A lot of people who stay in nearby Disney resorts often go early to the park, take a break at their resort during the most crowded hours, and return again in the evening. Whatever your strategy is, this should be a good time for you and the children (if you brought any). There is a reason why people come from all over to visit this and other Disney parks. Enjoy!

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    Magic kingdom

    by heitzenrater Written Jan 10, 2005

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    Flagship park for all of Walt Disney World, The Magic Kingdom has a wonderful mix of timeless classics and new thrills. A favorite amongst the youngsters, this park is obligatory for any Disney World neophyte, and is full of traditional Disney rides and landscapes. This home of Cinderella's Castle is picturesque, yet can be placed as second or third to visit for those that are looking for rides with greater thrills.

    Attractions;

    FantasyLand

    Cinderella's Castle
    It's A Small World
    Peter Pan's Flight
    Cinderella's Carousel
    Legend of the Lion King
    Dumbo Flying Elephants
    Snow White's Adventures

    TomorrowLand

    Time Keeper
    Space Mountain
    Alien Encounter
    TomorrowLand Speedway
    Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger
    Astro Orbiter
    Carousel of Progress

    Mainstreet USA

    Electrical Parade
    FrontierLand
    Splash Mountain
    Big Thunder Railroad
    Tom Sawyer Island
    Country Bear Jamboree
    Diamond Horseshoe
    AdventureLand
    Swiss Family TreeHouse
    Jungle Cruise
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Tikki Birds

    Liberty Square

    Hall of Presidents
    Liberty Belle River Boat
    Haunted Mansion

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  • Magic Kingdom

    by MandaJ320 Written May 3, 2004
    The Magic Kingdom

    The Magic Kingdom is basically the fairytale park, with plenty to see and do for people of all ages. There are a lot of roller coasters, Disney characters, and kid rides. You don't have to wait in long lines anymore, either. You can get a ticket in advance that tells you what time to come back to ride the ride without any wait at all. This works great for rides like Splash Mountain and Space Mountain. Also, it's best to get a park hopper ticket so that you can go to more than one park in a day. There are monorails to take you to Epcot from the Magic Kingdom, or you can use buses to get back and forth between all three of the parks too. The fireworks shows are really great, and they happen at the end of the night.

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    Magic Kingdom Fireworks

    by Lynsey-Jane Updated Jan 24, 2004

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    Magic Kingdom Fireworks

    At the end your day in Magc Kingdom (on selected nights) there is a fireworks display above Cinderella's castle.
    The "Wishes" fireworks combines Disney music and fantastic firework displays.
    This is not to be missed.

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    The Magic Kingdom

    by roamer61 Written Sep 24, 2003

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    Cinderellas Castle

    Opened in 1972, this was Disneys first maor theme parks in Florida. It remains today one of the premeir tourist destinations. Its centerpiece is of course Cinderellas Castle which is located at the end of Main Street, USA. From the castle, paths lead to the various themed lands throughout the park. These include Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. Each land has an assortment of rides, shows and attractions.
    Some of the best known include Its a Small World (Fantasyland), Pirates of the Carrabbean (Adventureland) and Space Mountain (Tomorrowland).
    Throughout there are numerous shops and places to eat. There are also live performances and the famous costumed characters , all of whom may be seen in a daily parade. The Magic Kingdom is a wonderland for children of all ages.

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    Magic Kingdom - Tomorrowland - Other Rides

    by Lynsey-Jane Written Sep 20, 2003

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    Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin

    There are some other excellent rides in Tomorrowland:

    The Extra-Terrorestrial Alien Encounter - This ride is TERRIFYING. You are strapped into your seat so that you cannot move (or escape, which is what I wanted to do), then a scary monstrous alien is unleashed in the room and you do not know where he will go ... then you feel his breath on the back of your neck...

    Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin - This is like being inside a computer game, where you have to shoot at things and score points.

    Indy Speedway - Drive race cars around a track. This ride is great fun.

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    Magic Kingdom - Tomorrowland - Space Mountain

    by Lynsey-Jane Written Sep 20, 2003

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    Space Mountain

    Another of Disney's famous mountains is located in Tomorrowland - Space Mountain.

    A fast rollercoaster ride in the dark, with shooting, stars, falshing lights and high speeds, making the journey into "space" a memorable one.

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    Magic Kingdom - Fanstasyland - Other Rides

    by Lynsey-Jane Written Sep 20, 2003

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    Snow White

    There are some brilliant rides in Fantasyland. These include:

    The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh - Take a ride in a hunnypot through a Winnie the Pooh Story. When you meet Tigger, your hunnypot bounces in line with his story!

    Dumbo - A meeri-go-round ride inside Dumbo (This is more for the younger visitors).

    Mad Tea Party - This is a spinning ride in a tea cup - do not go on straight after a meal.

    Snow Whites Scary Adventure - Follow the Seven Dwarves down the mine for the story of Snow White.

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    Magic Kingdom - Fantasyland - Carrousel

    by Lynsey-Jane Written Sep 20, 2003

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    Cinderella's Golden Carrousel

    This golden carrousel was built in 1917 and was restored by Disney.

    Located behind Cinderella's Castle, it is a wonderful old fashioned ride.

    This picture of me on the carrousel was taken on one of Disney's Haloween nights in the pouring rain, which is why I am wearing the mac!

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    Magic Kingdom - Fantasyland - It's a Small World

    by Lynsey-Jane Written Sep 20, 2003

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    Waiting in the queue for Small World

    The next land you come to is Fantasyland. (This can also be reached by walking through the centre of Cinderella's castle).

    One of Disney's most famous attractions is It's a Small World.

    You take a boat ride through hundreds of brightly coloured dolls, dressed in traditional costume of the countries of the world singing the song "It's a Small World".

    You can't fail but to leave the ride happy.

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    Magic Kindom - Liberty Square - Hall of Presidents

    by Lynsey-Jane Written Sep 20, 2003

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    Welcome President Bush!

    Liberty Sqaure has another of my favourites. This is the Hall of Presidents.

    In the Hall of Presidents, there is an animatronic of each President there has ever been, they are all individually introduced and acknowledge the audience, and some of them give a speech.

    Abraham Lincoln gives a speech about the history of America.

    I find this attraction really interesting, but no one else I am with is keen to go in (my husband usually draws the short straw), they all find it a bit boring, so I guess it depends what your interests are.

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    Magic Kingdom - Liberty Square - Haunted Mansion

    by Lynsey-Jane Updated Sep 20, 2003

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    My Mam at the Haunted Mansion

    Because it is my favourite, I have loads of photographs of the haunted mansion (unfortunately you can't take any pictures inside the ride - the ghosts are camera shy!!)

    This is a photo of my mam outside the Haunted Mansion.

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    Magic Kingdom - Liberty Square - Haunted Mansion

    by Lynsey-Jane Written Sep 20, 2003

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    Haunted Mansion

    Continuing round the park, the next land you will come to is Liberty Square.

    My favourite ride ever is the Haunted Mansion. I love it.
    Even waiting to get on the ride is brilliant. You queue beside a grave yard. Make sure you read the grave stones - they are hilarious!
    When you enter the mansion, you are put into a room which appears to have no windows or doors.
    You are then put into a buggy for 2 people and taken on a tour around the mansion. The most amazing site is the ghosts in the ball room.
    After passing through a grave yard to the tune of "grim grinning ghosts", you come across 3 hitch hiking ghosts, one of whom takes a lift in your buggy.
    This is the best ride in the park. (It is also one of the few rides which has been there since the park opened in 1971).

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    Magic Kingdom - Frontierland - Other Rides

    by Lynsey-Jane Written Sep 20, 2003

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    Country Bears

    As well as Splash and Thunder Mountains, Frontierland also has the following attractions:

    Country Bear Jamboree - A theatre show featuring the singing bears.

    Tom Sawyer Island - Take a boat ride over to the island and explore. It can be a relaxing break from the hussle and bussle of the park.

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