The most iconic—and quite possibly most magical—of the four Disney World theme parks is the Magic Kingdom. This incredible park has the ability to transport you to all the places of your imagination in a single day. How does it do this? Well, through the use of themed lands, of course! You see, this iconic park is not just one giant mush of fairies, pirates, and magic. Instead, it’s thoughtfully split up so that all of the fairytale adventures are bunched together while all the futuristic entertainment can be found in an entirely different area. There are a total of 6 of these themed lands, each one as amazingly and intricately detailed as the last. Want to learn more about these amazing lands? Read on!
1. Main Street, U.S.A.
The first land you’ll find yourself in is Main Street, U.S.A. This wonderful land is built to look like a quintessential turn-of-the-century town, and is chock full of nostalgia. From old-style transportation to barber shop quartet street performers, the surroundings are just perfect for introducing a person to the magic of Disney World. Of course, Cinderella’s castle sitting at the other end of Main Street does help as well.
At the end of Main Street you’ll hit the Hub, a central point where the lands come together. This is home to the castle, and the ideal place to snap a photo. If you head towards the right from the Hub, you’ll end up in Tomorrowland. This land was built to represent the world of tomorrow. However, since its unveiling it seems to have evolved into a retro view of what tomorrow might be. Nevertheless, this land is super fun. It features plenty of bright flashing lights as well as Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, the Astro Orbiter, The People Mover, and of course, Space Mountain.
A small child’s dream come true, Fantasyland sits directly behind the castle, giving guests an awesome view while they spend time in the land of fairies, princesses, and enchantment. This is where you’ll find princess meet-and-greets, the lovely carousel, and classic dark rides such as Peter Pan’s Flight and “it’s a small world”. Additionally, the New Fantasyland expansion contains even more fun such as Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Enchanted Tales With Belle. It’s all quite magical, and a favorite land of a good many Disney fans.
4. Liberty Square
Want to step even further back in time than Main Street, U.S.A. allows? Try heading to Liberty Square, a land focused entirely on early American life. Check out the Liberty Tree, watch the Muppets retell the story of Paul Revere, or have a bite at the yummy Columbia Harbor House. Once you’ve seen all of that, you can wrap up your visit to the days of old by riding through Haunted Mansion.
Frontierland is—as most would assume—an ode to the old west. Few people can resist the appeal of a good cowboy story, and Disney has chosen to feed this hunger for western adventure in a very creative and exciting manner. Whether you’re watching the Country Bears Jamboree or riding either Big Thunder Mountain Railroad or Splash Mountain, you’ll almost certainly be wearing a smile in this rootin’ tootin’ land.
Of course, there’s something for the more adventurous types as well. If you’re into pirates, flying carpets, and jungle adventures, Adventureland is the place for you. Here you’ll find the famous Dole Whip floats, as well as the beloved Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Ride the Jungle Cruise for the silliest adventure yet, and be sure to meet Aladdin while you’re in the area.
As you can see, the 6 themed lands really help to round out this fantastic park, ensuring there is something for everyone. Be sure to spend plenty of time in each and every land so you can truly appreciate the astounding attention to detail each has. You’ll definitely be glad you did!