10 Reasons Your Family Will Love The Magic Kingdom At Walt Disney World

The Magic Kingdom is the first thing to come to mind for many guests when they picture Walt Disney World. Home to Cinderella Castle, iconic attractions like Dumbo the Flying Elephant and It’s A Small World, and characters like Mickey Mouse, there are endless things to experience on a day in the park. With all of these options to choose from, there is something for every member of the family to enjoy on a day exploring the lands of the park. Here are ten reasons why your family will love spending a full day in the Magic Kingdom.


10. Fun For All Ages –

The Magic Kingdom offers up the opportunity for guests of all ages to feel like a kid again. Sure the park is a magical place for children, but it is not unusual to see plenty of adults feeling like kids again as they throw their hands up on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad or blast off into space on Space Mountain.

9. A Wide Range of Experiences –

With many different lands to explore, guests can experience everything from the wild west to space and the Caribbean to the Hundred Acre Wood all without leaving the park! Each land has its own unique theme and offers up interesting experiences for each member of the family.

8. Conquer the Mountain Range –

Guest’s families will love the thrills that accompany conquering the Magic Kingdom’s mountain range. Splash Mountain in Frontierland soaks guests as they follow Br’er Rabbit on an adventure down into the Briar Patch. Big Thunder Mountain also in Frontierland whips guests around an abandoned mine town on a runaway mine train that is the wildest ride in the wilderness. Finally, Space Mountain in Tomorrowland rockets guests into near darkness as they zoom around space for an out of this world experience. See if your family is brave enough to conquer the mountain range!

7. Meet Lots of Characters –

No matter what Disney characters guest’s families love, they are sure to find them in the Magic Kingdom. Mickey can be found at Town Hall on Main Street, the Princesses can be found at Fairytale Storybook Hall in Fantasyland, Buzz Lightyear can be spotted in Tomorrowland, and Captain Jack Sparrow can often be seen wandering around Adventureland.

6. The Haunted Mansion –

This iconic attraction is one that every guest loves, and it is a great attraction to experience with family. Featuring nine hundred and ninety nine ghosts who range from funny to eerie, this attraction is a must do that every family will enjoy. Just remember, there’s always room for one more so don’t lose a family member along the way!


5. Dine With The Beast –

Families will love the opportunity to step into the classic animated film Beauty and the Beast and dine in the Beast’s castle at Be Our Guest Restaurant. With three rooms to experience including the iconic ballroom and the West Wing, guests can enjoy traditional French cuisine and may even spot the Beast himself during dinner.

4. Friendly Competition –

Families love to experience Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin in Tomorrowland not only because it is fun, but because it offers up the opportunity for some family competition! With each guest shooting at targets to defeat the Evil Emperor Zurg, guests love riding again and again to best their scores and top their friends and family!

3. Fly With Peter Pan –

Peter Pan’s Flight is one of the most iconic attractions in Walt Disney World and can be found in Fantasyland. Guests are able to be sprinkled with pixie dust and take to the skies to soar over London, Neverland, and some familiar faces including Peter, Wendy, and Captain Hook.

2. Pirates of the Caribbean –

Families love experiencing this adventurous attraction that takes them through eerie caves and shipwrecks and culminates in several scenes of swashbuckling pirates ransacking a coastal town. With a fun drop and the ever catchy Sherman Brother’s song “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life For Me)” this attraction is something that the whole family will love.

1. Fireworks –

Fireworks have always been the perfect way to wrap up a day at Magic Kingdom! Happily Ever After is a beautiful display of fireworks, lasers, projection, music, and storytelling Magic Kingdom is known for. With 18-minutes of “heart, heroism, and humor”, Happily Ever After will send you on your way with your own “happily ever after” ending to an unforgettable Magic Kingdom day!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.