Which Walt Disney World Park Has The Most Magic?

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Every guest who is a fan of Walt Disney World and has vacationed there could spend hours debating a simple question: which Disney Park has the most magic? The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom all have their own themes, beautiful areas, attractions, entertainment, dining, shopping, and magic. Guests could have endless arguments trying to settle on which Disney Park reigns supreme, and there is simply no right answer. Each park is magical in its own right and appeals to different guests. With so many amazing experiences in each Disney Park, it could also prove extremely difficult to choose just one as the most magical. While there is no right answer that would cover every guest, let’s take a look at each Disney Park and what makes them so magical.


1. Magic Kingdom

When Walt Disney World first opened on October 1, 1971 the Magic Kingdom was the first Disney Park to bring magic to guests. The park features several themed lands which are filled with classic and charming attractions. Guests love entering into the Magic Kingdom and being drawn down Main Street by Cinderella Castle before heading into a land. Throughout the park there are plenty of classic attractions like Peter Pan’s Flight, the Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, It’s A Small World, the Jungle Cruise, and Dumbo the Flying Elephant which appeal to kids of all ages.

In addition to the classics, there are also plenty of thrilling attractions like Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad which have guests returning time and time again. Each day in the Magic Kingdom culminates with a showing of Happily Ever After which lights up the skies over Cinderella Castle with fireworks, Disney music and a projection show on the castle. Guests could argue that with amazing attractions and classic experiences that the Magic Kingdom is the Disney Park with the most magic.

2. Epcot

Epcot is a unique theme park as it features two distinct halves which come together to form a unified whole. The front half of the park is home to Future World which celebrates technology and its everyday uses, and the rear of the park features World Showcase which has eleven different pavilions highlighting countries from around the world. Guests love entering into Epcot and immediately hopping aboard Spaceship Earth for a journey through time to celebrate the history of communication. In addition to Spaceship Earth, there are plenty of classic attractions for guests to enjoy in Epcot like Living with the Land, The Seas with Nemo and Friends, Soarin’, Test Track Presented by Chevrolet, Frozen Ever After and the American Adventure. Epcot also features amazing dining and shopping options in World Showcase that make guests feel as though they have traveled the world. Each night in Epcot comes to a close with Illuminations: Reflections of Earth on World Showcase Lagoon which combines special effects and fireworks for an unforgettable show.

3. Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Guests who are fans of Disney’s Hollywood Studios love feeling as though they have stepped directly into alternative universes! The park aims to bring guests behind the scenes in the movies with experiences and attractions which are both thrilling and classic. The Indiana Jones Stunt Show is a great way to see how stunts are pulled off in the movies. Other amazing attractions for guests to enjoy include Muppet Vision 3D, Star Tours, and Toy Story Mania. Guests looking for big thrills can also visit Sunset Boulevard in Disney’s Hollywood Studios to rock out with Aerosmith on the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith and travel into another dimension on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. With nights being full of options like Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular and Fantasmic, it’s hard not to want to close out this park! Plus, it’s magic just knowing so much more is to come to this park with Star Wars and Toy Story Land on the way in, in the very near future!


4. Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The final Disney Park is Disney’s Animal Kingdom which is a celebration of the environment that aims to teach guests about the importance of conservation in fun and entertaining ways. The park features the massive Tree of Life which beckons guests inside to explore. A favorite land for many guest is the Pandora – The World of Avatar which hold the popular attractions, Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey. Another classic attraction is Kilimanjaro Safaris in the Africa section of the park which invites guests on a two week safari in the Harambe Reserve for up close experiences with animals like giraffes, elephants, lions, cheetahs, and zebras. Guests can also find big thrills by heading into the Forbidden Mountain to face off with the Yeti on Expedition Everest and traveling back in time on Dinosaur. Top the night off with Rivers of Light and the Tree of Life Awakenings when they are running. With the new land and newer nighttime activities, it’s hard not to fall in love with the amazing experiences for guests to enjoy Animal Kingdom’s magic!

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.