About the Magic Kingdom
Disney’s Magic Kingdom is opened year round. General admission starts at 09:00. When you are staying at a Disney hotel you can get early access most days.
Closing times vary depending on the season and is usually between 21:00 and 00:00. On select days the park may close early (16:30) or close at 18:00 to reopen at 19:00 for special holiday themed events.
Check the operating schedule for 2018 for more details on opening and closing times.
Walt Disney World Resort is located southwest of Orlando, off Interstate 4, west of Florida’s Turnpike. On the I-4 take the relevant Walt Disney World Exit.
Take exit 64 if you are heading to the Magic Kingdom or Hollywood Studio’s. For Animal Kingdom and Blizzard Beach you’d do best to take Exit 65 and exit 67 will lead you to Epcot, Typhoon Lagoon, Disney Springs and the Boardwalk. After the exit just follow the signs for the park you will be visiting.
Here are some sample routes:
From the Tampa Area
Take I-4 East to Walt Disney World Exits
From Miami or Ft. Lauderdale
Take Florida’s Turnpike North to Osceola Parkway West (exit 249) to Walt Disney World Exits
From Orlando International Airport
Take OIA South exit (FL 417S – Toll) to Osceola Parkway West (exit 3) to Walt Disney World Exits
From Interstate 95
U.S. Highway 1 or southbound on Florida’s Turnpike: take I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits
From Southbound Interstate 75
Take Florida’s Turnpike South to Interstate 4 West to Walt Disney World Resort Exits
Standard parking for a car or motorcycle costs $22 per day. If you are driving a camper or other oversized vehicle parking will be $27 per day. From the car park you hop on a shuttle to take you to the entrance of the theme park. If you wish to park closer to the park entrance you can opt for preferred parking, which will cost $45 per day for a car or motorcycle.
There are a select number of parking spaces with charging points for electrical cars. Due to the limited availability it’s on a first come first serve basis.
To use the ChargePoint you need a credit card of pre-ordered ChargePoint card. The charging costs are $0,35 per kWh, with a minimum of $1,50. Magic Kingdom offers 5 ChargePoint spaces
Explore the Magic Kingdom
Main Street USA
Famously the entrance of the Magic Kingdom. and the starting point for the Walt Disney World Railroad to travel to Frontierland and Fantasyland. Take some time here to grab a light meal and to plan a meeting with some of your favorite Disney characters like Micky Mouse and Tinkerbell.
On your way out make sure to stop by again to pick up some amazing Disney Souvenirs.
Adventureland is all about the adventure. THis si why you’ll find the Swiss Family Treehouse there, the magic carptes of Aladdan, the Jungle Cruise and Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room.
Of course, nothing spells adventure like pirates. How on a barge and travel to a time when pirates ruled the seas.
This here is the Wild, Wild West! The new frontier. This is your chance to explore. Take the train to Frontierland and transfer over to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad for an exiting ride through the mines.
Visit a milling company when you hop on the log at Splash Mountain before you head out to Tom Sawyer Island, the Mark Twain inspired hideaway.
Liberty Square transports you to times long past with strong influences of New Orleans. Don’t be surprised if you feed the sudden need to eat beignets! The most prominent attraction here is the Haunted Mansion.
But you can also see all 22 preseidents on stage in the Hall of PResidents or take a ride on the Liberty Square Riverboat.
If you really love Disney ornaments, you can shop for Christmas boubles at Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe.
Fantasyland is what Diensy World is all about. It’s the home of all the Disney princes and princesses. If you are travelling with little ones, this is a must. From the Casey Jr. Splash and Soak Station to Peter Pan’s flight and from It’s a small world to Dumbo the Flying Elephant there is plenty of childproof fun here.
The older kids and adults can also spend some time here with the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
Travel to the future according to Walt Disney in Tomorrowland with the Astro Orbiter and the TOmorrowland Speedway. You can ride your own hot rod or pilot a spaceship high above Tomorrowland.
Join Buzz Lightyear firing laser to defeat Zurg or discover the power of laughter in the Monsters Inc. comedy show.
Thrillseekers will flock to Space Mountain to blast off for an exhilirating ride through the dark.
Attractions at Magic Kingdom
Walt Disney World Railroad
Take a scenic tour of Disney World by hopping on the vintage steamtrain that will take you from Mainstreet U.S.A to Frontierland, Fantasyland and back. The whole trip will take 20 minutes and will give you a great overview of the park.
Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Jump on your magical carpet for a ride high above Agrabah and don’t forget to bring your friends. As you fly around, backwards and forwards an go up and down, beware of unruly camels that like to spit.
Set sail for some adventures in the jungles of Asia, Africa and South America. From the tropical outpost embark on a 10 minute cruise to see hippos and elephants. You may even spot a tiger or a headhunter.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Float along the bayou on a log past characters from the classic Disney film Song of the South. Drift past vine-strewn swamps, rocky caves and sing-a-long with Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah before splashing down a 5-story drop. You may get wet!
Big Thunder Mountain
Hop on the train at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and take the ride of your life through abandoned and very haunted mines. The runaway locomotive will lead you through caverns, past boulders and a booming waterfall.
Liberty Square Riverboat
Onboard the Liberty Belle, a classic riverboat, you venture into the wilds of old America. Cruise past Tom Sawyer Island and behold the multitude of sights along the rivers edge. While you see the sights listen to a narration by Mark Twain.
Watch out for things that go bump in the night and make sure no ghouls will hitch a ride home with you. This classic haunted house will deliver chills and shivers up and down your spine.
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Peter Pan's Flight
Fly with Peter Pan on board your magical flying pirate ship. Fly high over London and set course for Never Land. Play with the Lost Boys, visit Skull Rock and watch Peter battle captain Hook before making your way back to London.
It's a small world
Who doesn’t know this Disney classic. Embark on a fun little cruise around the Seven Seaways Waterway. Meet traditionally dressed people from all over the work during your ride.
Under the Sea
Go on the Journey of the Little Mermaid and relive how this lucky mermaid found her true love and got her legs. See Ariel’s grotto filled with thing-a-me-bobs and catch Eric and Ariel’s wedding too.
Fly high above the storybook circus in Goofy’s homemade stunt airplanes. Climb aboard and become part of the Great Goofini’s high-flying show.
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Hop onto Dumbo’s back and take to the sky. Enjoy the journey to the tunes of carnival music. Together with Dumbo you will discover his unique talent to fly and use the magic feather to fly around and around.
Mad Tea Party
This is a Disney favorite. Jump in your cup and go around, and around, and around. Spin as much as you like. Celebrate your “un-birthday” in Wonderland, the only place where you can find spinning teacups.
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Magically make your way through the Hundred Acre Wood in an oversized honey pot while enjoying some of he best Pooh stories.
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
When all systems are GO your rocket is launched into the remote blackness of deep space. Whiz past shooting stars, comets and planets. Feel the gravity pull you down as you enter a worm-hole for re-entry. The mission was a success.
Pilot your own space shuttle. Fly high above Tomorrowland and explore the galaxy and orbiting planets. Jump in and get ready for take off.
Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
Get ready, trake aim, FIRE! Use your space cannon to fire your infrared laser at a myriad of Z insignias. With each insignia you hit, you come closer to defeating the alien Zurg and a chance to become a Galactic Hero.
Entertainment at Magic Kingdom
Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
Monsters are funny. Especially if they’re from Monsters Inc. You won’t be able to stop laughing during this live and interactive comedy show. There will be some improvising during the show, so no two shows will be the same.
Tom Sawyer Island
Hop on a log raft to travel across the Rivers of America an explore the idyllic island. Wander the dusty road, brave the creaky suspension bridges and go looking for adventure in the mined caves.
Swiss Family Treehouse
Venture up the walk-way toward the Swiss Family Robinson’s Treehouse. Wander around their living quarters and learn all about their island adventure. From the top you have 360-degree views of Adventureland and the Magic Kingdom.
Move it! Shake it! Dance & Play It!
This Street Party will make you moe, shake and dance during the parade of your Disney and Pixar friends. Follow your feet and dance to the happy tunes.
Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade
The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade brings all the fairytales from Fantasyland to life. Expect to see the Disney princesses, Flynn and Rapunzel and Peter and Wendy.
Happily Ever After
The grand finale to your fun filled day at the Magic Kingdom. Gather around the Cinderella’s castle and enjoy one of the most beautiful fireworks display while there is also a lovely light show projected onto the castle.
Getting around in the Magic Kingdom
In the Park
Everything in Magic Kingdom is within walking distance. You can also take the Walt Disney World Railroad from Mainstreet USA to Frontierland and Fantasyland. To travel between parks, you can use the Monorail to get to Epcot and the bus to travel to any of the other parks.
Staying at one of the on-site hotels?
There is a regular bus service that operates between all resorts and the different parks. You can also take the ferry to get from your hotel to the park. From Magic Kingdom you have an extra option to take the monorail to the Magic Kingdom Resorts.