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Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park

Over 50 attractions and experiences are packed into Magic Kingdom’s relatively small 142 acre footprint. These 142 acres also make up the busiest theme park in the world so planning is key. You will need multiple days to do everything so set those expectations accordingly.

Basic Information

Magic Kingdom

A brief introduction to the Magic Kingdom. For more information on the attractions please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Vital Stats

Park Size:

142 Acres

Demographic:

Families

Annual Visitors (2019):

20.96M

Avarage Daily Visitors:

57,500

Address

World Drive

Lake Buena Vista

FL, 32830

Magic Kingdom Attraction Mix

 

  • Roller Coasters & Thrill Rides 14% 14%
  • Family & Children’s Attractions 64% 64%
  • Shows 22% 22%

Magic Kindom Location

 

Magic Kingdom Parking

Disney’s Magic Kingdom

Walking Distances

The physical aspect of walking around theme parks almost every day for 2 or more weeks comes as a surprise to many people. To illustrate the physical exertion, I use my Google Fit app to track my step count and distance walked in each park. I’ve crunched the numbers and the figures below represent my most recent visit to the park. 

Steps Walked

22,223

Distance Walked

13.48 km (8.37 miles)

 

Magic Kingdom

Attraction Count

An overview of the attraction types you can expect to find in the Magic Kingdom

Roller Coasters

Thrill Rides

Water Rides

Immersive Rides

Children's Rides

Shows

Magic Kingdom

Photo Gallery

A small selection of images taken by me in the Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom

Park Downloads

Free guides, maps and tools to help you plan smarter!

Park Map

An up-to-date park map to give you an idea of the layout and know where your favourite attractions are in relation to one another. Days in the parks can be long, don’t walk further than you have to!

Park Guide

A handy overview of the park. Download and read at your pleasure and use in conjunction with the park map and attraction tick list to plan your day.

Attraction List

Set your priorities for the day by knowing the must-do attractions and ones to avoid. Set expectations so there is no disappointment when you arrive and know what else you can do if there is time.

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Magic Kingdom

Attractions

Roller Coasters

For a park mainly aimed at younger children there are an impressive mix of roller coasters to be found.

Thrill Rides

Thrill rides are not the main aim but some attractions provide a decent amount of thrills from expectations.

Water Rides

With a budget of around $70m in todays money, Magic Kingdom’s solo water attraction really delivers.

Immersive Rides

The piece-de-resistance of this park is the sheer number, scale and budget of dark rides you can find here.

Children's Rides

You’ll find more to do here than you can fit into one day, especially if you have your heart set on meeting some characters.

Shows

Despite there being numerous wonderful shows the focus for children here is on a plethora of meet and greet opportunities.

See Magic Kingdom Visually

FREE VISUAL GUIDE

Magic Kingdom

Insider Tips

Getting To The Park

The park and car park sit on opposite sides of the man-made Bay Lake. From parking up, expect it to take anywhere from 20 minutes up to an hour to get into the park.

Monorail is generally quickest but check the queue lines for the boats. On exceptionally busy days the boats will be quicker than waiting for the monorail.

Another hack is to use the quieter resorts line rather than the express line. Resort monorails stop at all resorts between the park and Transportation & Ticketing Center but they can be quicker than standing in a long queue for the express monorail.

If you are staying in a resort hotel, busses from the hotels to Magic Kingdom drop off outside the park entrance saving the hassle of getting across the lake.

Rope Drop Techniques

If you don’t have a specific attraction in mind, don’t follow the crowds that gravitate around the park in a counter-clockwise direction, usually starting in Tomorrowland.

Instead, head clockwise through Adventureland and bag a couple of early goes on popular attractions like Pirates Of The Caribbean, Jungle Cruise or Splash Mountain before the main crowds arrive.

Remember that on-resort guests have access to the park 30 minutes before general ticket holders so the queues won’t be non-existent but, for perennially popular attractions, the queues in the first hour of opening are far less than the rest of the day.

Magic Kingdom's Most Popular Attractions

Queue times vary on the time of year but if the following attractions are on your bucket list make sure you get to them early or try and get a Genie+/Lightning Lane reservation to cut your queueing time:

  • Space Mountain
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • It’s A Small World
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Meet & Greet Princesses & Mickey/Minnie

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