In honor of the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World, which opened on October 1, 1971, we count the 50 best articles from the most magical place on earth. This week, let’s take a look at some of the things we like most about the first WDW theme park, the Magic Kingdom.
With so much to love about Magic Kingdom, it was pretty hard to choose. Overall, I have tried to focus less on the attractions (although they are amazing) and more on some other details that make this theme park so … magical! Put on Mickey’s ears, grab a turkey leg and get ready to book a flight, because this list (without any particular order) will make you fly to Florida immediately.
Please note that not all activities are currently available due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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- Riding the monorail – Arrive at the park in style
- Train station – The first thing you see is the setting for your wonderful day
- Mickey Landscaping – made of beautiful flowers in front of the train station
- Meet Mickey – visit with the main mouse to the Town Square theater
- Main street windows – The names of upstairs stores honor Disney Legends over the years
- Shopping on Main Street, USA – the perfect place to find the perfect memory
- Aromas of confectionery – This sweet smell of sugar is pumping on the sidewalk to attract you … and it works!
- Mickey’s balloon – Sure, they can be bought at any property, but I love the photo here.
- Dapper In – This popular barber quartet performs throughout the day
- Flag removal ceremony – an inspiring patriotic event
- Statue of partners – a wonderful tribute to Walt and Mickey
- Cinderella Castle – A beauty to see, including the recent “glow” and 50th birthday decorations
- Cinderella mosaics – Inside the castle are some impressive works of art that tell the story of Cindy
- Well of desires – next to the castle there is a quiet place to make your wish
- Stage shows of the castle – welcome him to the park and tell stories throughout the day
- Stops / Cavalcades – the opportunity to see your favorite characters “float” by
- Flashing lights – It is a magical moment when sunset falls and the lights of the trees are turned on
- Fireworks – From wishes to happiness forever to Enchantment, the cherry on top of the day
- Flight from Tinker Bell – It’s always a pleasure for people when Tink is able to get out of the castle tower
- Drop of rope – Arrive early, hit the crowd and walk straight to your favorite ride
- Purple wall – It may be marketed now, but it comes from humble, organic beginnings
- Tomorrowland Neon Lights – bright and colorful at night
- Meet a princess – many opportunities, through meetings and greetings, parades, shows or dinners
- Royal Dining Room – at the royal table of Cinderella or in the restaurant Be Our Guest
- Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique – where little princes and princesses can achieve a real makeover
- Sword in the stone – A fun photo on the outskirts of Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
- Tangled bathrooms – the best themed rest area in all of WDW
- Haunted Mansion Cemeteries – Be sure to read the headstones as they are as poignant as a pattern of jungle cruises
- Thanksgiving dinner – Bring it with your family and everything you can eat at the Liberty Tree Tavern
- Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe – where is the most wonderful time of the year
- View from the top of Splash Mountain – Do not blink (or shout), as you will miss this beauty
- Dole Whip – A delicious fruity frozen delicacy available at 2 Adventureland locations
- Immersive tails – I’m not personally a fan of the germinal things that everyone touches, but of the detailed and detailed theme
- WDW Railway – one of Walt’s original inspirations
- Disney Range – Space, Splash and Big Thunder make up this fun and exciting trio, with Seven Dwarfs Mine Train as a bonus.
- Boat trips – From a small world to Jungle Cruise
- Dark walks – Favorite fans like Peter Pan’s Flight and Haunted Mansion
- Classic spinners – Beautiful carnival rides like Dumbo and Mad Tea Party
- Audio-Animatronics – pirates and parrots and presidents, alas! All developed by Disney
- Air-conditioned theaters – Mickey’s PhilharMagic, Carousel of Progress, and more, providing Florida heat relief
- Different architecture – Incredible attention to detail for each territory
- Hidden Mickeys – Fun to hunt throughout the park
- Mickey shaped food – Pretzels, ice cream candies, candy apples and more are available throughout WDW, but is it possible they taste even better?
- People watching – Rest and welcome everything, including the people around you
- Music – beautifully themed for each floor; take a moment to listen
- Custom ears – It’s a right of way for your name to be sewn into Mickey’s ears in the Magic Kingdom!
- Seasonal decoration – Disney is dedicated to the fall and winter holidays
- Difficult ticket events – such as Halloween and Christmas parties, and other after-hours events
- Tours behind the scenes – Learn the history of the park and how it works
- Cast members – the heart and soul of the most magical place on earth!
It’s easy to see why Magic Kingdom has been a fan favorite for the past 50 years. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for the next 50 years!
What are your favorite things from the Magic Kingdom? Let us know in the comments.