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An October 2012 trip to Orlando by dkm1981

First Visit! Photo, Orlando, Florida More Photos
Quote: There is a reason why it is called the Magic Kingdom and that is because it is the place where dreams come true and the magic of Disney comes to life. The Magic Kingdom is split into several areas . . .

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First Visit! Photo, Orlando, Florida
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There is a train that goes around the park, The Walt Disney Railroad, and stops in each of the lands. It is free to use and is a quick way to get around if you aren’t up to walking. The first stop is at the entrance of the park. It is quite a good way to get a nice view of the whole place actually.There are lots of places throughout the park where guests aged three to twelve years can be transformed into pirates and princesses. You need to book an appointment and it isn’t included in the price of your park ticket, but they do a very good job and make little ones feel very special. Transform into a pirate at Adventureland or a princess at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Fantasyland. Details...Read More

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Attraction | "Tomorrowland"

Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom Photo, Orlando, Florida
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As you might expect from the name, this land is all about the future and the rides and attractions have a spacy type theme to them. Everything in this area is shiny and silver and futuristic. There are some pretty fun rides here.The best is the indoor roller coaster – Space Mountain. It has a minimum height restriction of 44 inches which is mainly thanks to the fact that it spins and turns and is pretty darn fast. I really enjoyed this one and it is the closest thing that Disney have to a white knuckle ride. It was perfect for me though! It is completely in the dark so you can’t see what is going on, which I think really added to the thrill. The other ride we really liked was t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 30, 2012

Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom
Interstate 4 At U.S. Highway 192
Orlando, Florida
(407) 824-4321

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Attraction | "Fantasyland"

Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom Photo, Orlando, Florida
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This is the area of the park that Walt Disney is famous for and is absolutely fantastic for young visitors. It is where they will see all their favourite characters and where they will be able to go on every ride because there are no restrictions. Everything is very tame although the focus is on bright colours and appealing songs. The Many adventures of Winnie the Pooh is a very popular ride and, being a fan, I had to queue up and have a go. The queuing area is very good and demonstrates just how much Disney value’s its younger visitors because there are games and activities all the way round that went down an absolute storm with all the kids. It was loud though! The ride itself is like go...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 30, 2012

Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom
Interstate 4 At U.S. Highway 192
Orlando, Florida
(407) 824-4321

Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom

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Attraction | "Frontierland and Liberty Square"

Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom Photo, Orlando, Florida
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Frontierland is one of my favourite places in the park because I love the theme. It is sort of an old western theme and Disney pulls it off really well, even right down to the little details like having the food and drink stalls done up like old travelling carts.There are a couple of good rides in this land and they are a bit more exciting for older guests too. Disney does really do high action thrill rides because obviously their target audience is younger but the two main rides here are the closest you are going to get. Big Thunder Mountain is a roller coaster that is a runaway train raging around the mines. It is fast and there are lots of turns and a couple of dips. It is fun. The othe...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 30, 2012

Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom
Interstate 4 At U.S. Highway 192
Orlando, Florida
(407) 824-4321

Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom

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Attraction | "Main Street USA and Adventureland"

Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom Photo, Orlando, Florida
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Main Street USA is the backbone of the park and provides the grand entryway to the rest of the lands beyond. It is headed by Cinderella’s Castle and is absolutely the best place to get the iconic picture of the grand fairy tale castle. There isn’t much in the way of attractions in this street, but it is the theme and the carnival atmosphere that exudes from the area that provides the attraction. The street is lined with shops and eateries that are all themed around traditional American bakeries, hot dog stands and ice cream parlours. There are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat before you start your day or to grab your souvenirs at the end of the day. It is actually a great place to do your shoppi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 30, 2012

Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom
Interstate 4 At U.S. Highway 192
Orlando, Florida
(407) 824-4321