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10 Amazing Things To See, Do, Explore, And Eat In Walt Disney’s World’s Magic Kingdom

Of the four theme parks in Walt Disney World, the favorite of many guests is the Magic Kingdom. Bringing guests into a world of fantasy with several lands full of attractions and shows, the park has so much to offer. Guests who spend time in the Magic Kingdom can enjoy experiences like blasting off into space, interacting with ghosts, sailing with pirates, flying high over the streets of London, and cruising around the world. With so many amazing experiences to have in the Magic Kingdom, guests want to make the most of each moment and experience as much as possible. By figuring out which experiences are absolute must dos, guests will be sure to know which attractions and experiences they want to see the most during their time in the park. Here are ten things to see, do, explore, and eat in Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

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10. Pirates of the Caribbean –

One of the most iconic attractions in Walt Disney World can be found in the Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland. Pirates of the Caribbean invites guests to take to the seas on a thrilling adventure through eerie caverns and a burning seaside village. Along the way there are plenty of swashbuckling pirates causing mayhem and Captain Jack Sparrow can be spotted several times throughout the attraction.

9. Haunted Mansion –

Another beloved attraction that is a favorite of many guests can be found in Liberty Square ominously inviting guests inside. The Haunted Mansion beckons guests to pass through an interactive graveyard and into Gracey Manor where nine hundred and ninety nine happy haunts reside. Guests can pass by iconic characters like Madame Leota and the Hitchhking Ghosts and experience chills as they pass by lots of supernatural effects.

8. Space Mountain –

One of the most thrilling attractions in the Magic Kingdom is Space Mountain. The attraction dominates the skyline of Tomorrowland and invites guests into Starport 75 to board a ship headed straight out of this world! Taking place in near darkness, Space Mountain is an adventure like no other that guests will love experiencing time and time again.

7. Splash Mountain –

Located in Frontierland is an adventure which is guaranteed to leave guests soaking wet and smiling. Splash Mountain brings guests into the world of Br’er Rabbit who is look for adventure and Br’er Fox and Br’er Bear who are out to capture Br’er Rabbit. Along the way there are plenty of singing characters, familiar songs, and several drops. The attraction culminates with a steep drop down into the Briar Patch followed by a celebration of Br’er Rabbit’s return. Guests who are brave enough to board the attraction are offered an amazing view of the Magic Kingdom from the top of the final drop.

6. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad –

Located right next door to Splash Mountain is an attraction which brings guests into the abandoned mining town of Tumbleweed. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is the wildest ride in the wilderness and whips guests through the town and ominous caves offering great views of nearby Frontierland and Tom Sawyer Island along the way.

5. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train –

One of the newest attractions in the Magic Kingdom is the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train which invites guests into the mine where a million diamonds shine. Featuring unique attraction vehicles which sway from side to side, guests explore the entire mountain and pass through the dwarfs’ work place. Guests might even catch a glimpse of the Evil Queen disguised as a witch watching Snow White.

4. Peter Pan’s Flight –

One of the most beloved attractions in all of Walt Disney World invites guests to load up on pixie dust and take to the skies high over London. Peter Pan’s Flight in Fantasyland has guests board a pirate ship and relive the classic tale of Peter Pan. Flying high over the Darling nursery, London, and Neverland, guests are sure to feel as though they are soaring right alongside Peter. Guests can also enjoy a new interactive queue which features several different areas of the Darling house.

3. The Underrated Classics –

While there are plenty of popular and thrilling attractions in the Magic Kingdom, there are also some others which are total classics but tend to be underrated. Guests should definitely make time to visit classic attractions like Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room which features serenading birds, plants, and tikis, the Country Bear Jamboree which is a swinging celebration like only the bears can pull off, the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover which whisks guests around Tomorrowland on the highway in the sky, and Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress which invites guests to travel through the years to see how one family’s life was made easier by progress.

2. The Plaza Restaurant –

A great place to stop and enjoy a full service meal in the Magic Kingdom is The Plaza Restaurant which can be found on the end of the right hand side of Main Street facing Cinderella Castle. The Plaza Restaurant is themed to the early 1900s and features delicate white details and plenty of mirrored walls. Guests who dine there for lunch or dinner can enjoy options including a Chicken Strawberry Salad, Meatloaf Meal, Turkey Sandwich, and Grilled Rueben. Guests who dine at The Plaza Restaurant should definitely save room for dessert as delicious treats like an Original Banana Split, Ice Cream Floats, and The Plaza Restaurant Sundae are all prepared next door at The Plaza Ice Cream Parlor.

1. Happily Ever After Fireworks –

Fireworks have always been the perfect way to wrap up a day at Magic Kingdom! Happily Ever After Fireworks has replaced Wishes, but has thankfully lived up to the 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.