As a continuation of our blog on a Disney trip, we wanted to talk about some of the individual parks at the Disney parks. After all, daily passes to the parks can be expensive, so you want to know where you want to visit before committing to a Park-Hopper pass. We’re going to start this tour with the Magic Kingdom, the oldest and most central park at Disney World, and then work our way through the rest of these parks over the following days.
If there’s any Disney park you’ve seen or heard of, it’s likely the Magic Kingdom. This is where the iconic Disney castle from Cinderella is located, both in Disney World and in Disneyland. It’s the most Disney of all the parks, with a wide selection of smaller sections to cover interested for everyone. The six main sections are comprised of Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Tomorrowland, Main Street, and Fantasyland. Between all of the options, you’re certainly going to find something you like.
Main Street, USA
At the entrance to the Magic Kingdom is Main Street, USA. Now, Main Street doesn’t have much on rides, but it is an amazing way to get into the Disney spirit. Street performers and cast members walk through the charming main street of the Disney World, lined with shops and eateries to help you get started for a long day at the park, or for a treat at the end of it. And at the end of it is Walt himself with the mouse standing in front of that beautiful blue-domed castle.
Looking for an adventure to a whole new world? Then Adventureland should be the first stop. This section of the park caters to any jungle explorers, pirate fans, and thrill-seekers. Outside of Aladdin, most of the attractions are themed around older audience movies like Pirates of the Carribean ride and the Swiss Family Treehouse, though younger visitors are sure to enjoy the Enchanted Tiki Room or the classic Jungle Cruise.
Home of Splash and Big Thunder Mountain, Frontierland is the Magic Kingdom’s home of the classic coaster. For any daring thrillseekers looking for a trip to Disney’s Wild West-inspired segment, then Frontierland is the stop for you. Take a trip to Tom Sawyer’s Island, or test your aim at the Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade.
The smallest section of the Magic Kingdom, Liberty Square is a piece of history. The only major ride is the Haunted Mansion, but don’t miss the chance to ride the riverboat around the bay or to visit the Muppets outside the Hall of Presidents.
If you’re looking for something that is out of this world while you’re at Disney, you’ll find it in Tomorrowland. Whether you’re looking to ride in the dark on Space Mountain, take a lap around Tomorrowland Speedway, or if you want to go for a high score on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, you’re sure to find all things futuristic and alien in Tomorrowland.
Saving the biggest for last, Fantasyland covers about a quarter of the park and it contains some of the most classic of Disney rides, and most of the princesses. This section of the park has the most meet-and-greet locations for Disney cast members, as well as most of the all-ages rides. Fly with Dumbo on the Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride, or take a trip through “it’s a small world” for one of the oldest rides at Disney. Fantasyland has some of the most breathtaking Disney inspired restaurants, too. You can dine at Beast’s Castle at the Be Our Guest Restaurant, or eat inside the castle itself at Cinderella’s Royal Table.
And that’s the Magic Kingdom. Be sure to follow our blog for our next blog covering Epcot, where we’ll tour the world in a day. While you’re away on your magic adventure, be sure to leave your car somewhere safe when you’re parking near DIA. ParkDIA has 24-hour surveillance in our off-site airport parking lot that will keep your car safe while you’re off on your magical adventure. We will make sure your car will be ready for you when you come back. Don’t wait, reserve your spot today.