Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Six Lands
Magic Kingdom is divided into six themed “lands.” It is designed like a wheel, with the hub in front of Cinderella Castle, pathways spoke out across the 107 acres of the park and lead to these six lands. The 3 ft narrow gauge Walt Disney World Railroad runs along the perimeter of the park and makes stops at Main Street, U.S.A., Frontierland, and Fantasyland.
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1. Cinderella Castle is the fairy tale castle at the center of two Disney theme parks: the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resorts, and Tokyo Disneyland at the Tokyo Disney Resort. Both serve as worldwide recognized icons and the flagship attraction for their respective theme parks.
2. Main Street, U.S.A. (Disney World Magic Kingdom)
Main Street, U.S.A., with Cinderella Castle in the far distance.
Symbolically, Main Street, U.S.A. represents the park’s “opening credits,” where guests pass under the train station (the opening curtain,) then view the names of key personnel along the windows of the buildings’ upper floors. Many windows bear the name of a fictional business, such as “Seven Summits Expeditions, Frank G. Wells President”, with each representing a tribute to significant people connected to the Disney company and the development of the Walt Disney World Resorts. It features stylistic influences from around the country. Taking its inspiration from New England to Missouri, this design is most noticeable in the four corners in the middle of Main Street, where each of the four corner buildings represents a different architectural style. There is no opera house as there is at Disneyland; instead, there is the Town Square Theater. Also, this is where Christopher George Weaver, the “mayor” of Main Street U.S.A., and one of the park’s most important figures, resides.
Main Street is lined with shops selling merchandise and food. The decor is early-20th century small-town America, inspired by Walt Disney’s childhood and the film Lady and the Tramp. City Hall contains the Guest Relations lobby, where cast members provide information and assistance. A working barber shop gives haircuts for a fee. The Emporium carries a wide variety of Disney souvenirs such as plush toys, collectible pins and Mickey-ear hats. Tony’s Town Square Restaurant and The Plaza Restaurant are table-service locations. At the end of Main Street is Casey’s Corner, where guests enjoy traditional American ballpark fare including hot dogs and fries while watching old cartoons on the bleachers. The Main Street Confectionery sells sweets priced by their weight, such as candied apples, crisped rice treats, chocolates, cookies and fudge. Most windows bear the name of people who were influential at Disney parks. An example of a classic Main Street, U.S.A. attraction is the 3 ft or (914 mm) narrow gauge Walt Disney World Railroad, which transports guest throughout the park, making stops at Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, and Frontierland. The railroad’s previous stop at Mickey’s Toontown Fair was replaced by the Fantasyland stop in 2012. Main Street, U.S.A. also has the Main Street Vehicles attraction, which includes a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gaugetramway with horse-drawn streetcars, and several old-fashioned motor vehicles.
In the distance beyond the end of Main Street stands Cinderella Castle. Though only 189 feet (55m) tall, it benefits from a technique known as forced perspective. The second stories of all the buildings along Main Street are shorter than the first stories, and the third stories are even shorter than the second, and the top windows of the castle are much smaller than they appear. The resulting visual effect is that the buildings appear to be larger and taller than they really are.
The park contains two additional tributes: the Partners statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse in front of Cinderella Castle and the Sharing the Magic statue of Roy O. Disney sitting with Minnie Mouse in the Town Square section of Main Street, U.S.A. Both were sculpted by veteran Imagineer Blaine Gibson. In 2012, Disney replaced the shop in the Firehouse with a sign up for the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom game.
Adventureland (Disney World Magic Kingdom)
Adventureland represents the mystery of exploring foreign lands. It is themed to resemble the remote jungles in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, South America and the South Pacific, with an extension resembling a Caribbean town square. It contains classic attractions such as Pirates of the Caribbean, the Jungle Cruise, Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, the Swiss Family Treehouse, and The Magic Carpets of Aladdin.
4. Frontierland (Disney World Magic Kingdom)
Splash Mountain in Frontierland
In Frontierland guests can relive the American Old West, from the romanticized cowboys and Native Americans, to exploring the mysteries of the Rivers of America. It contains classic attractions such as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain, and the Country Bear Jamboree.
5. Liberty Square (Disney World Magic Kingdom)
Liberty Square is based on an American Revolutionary colonial town. The Magic Kingdom’s Rivers of America hosts the Liberty Belle Riverboat. Liberty Square is home to classic attractions such as the Haunted Mansion, the Hall of Presidents, the Liberty Belle Riverboat, and a sign up location for Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom behind the Christmas shop.
6. Fantasyland (Disney World Magic Kingdom)
Fantasyland is themed in a medieval-faire/carnival style, in the words of Walt Disney: “Fantasyland is dedicated to the young at heart and to those who believe that when you wish upon a star, your dreams come true.” Classic attractions include It’s a Small World, Peter Pan’s Flight, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Mickey’s PhilharMagic, Prince Charming Regal Carrousel, and Mad Tea Party. From 2012 to 2014, Fantasyland was expanded to nearly double its size and new attractions and other guest offerings were added, including; the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid, as well as attractions themed to Beauty and the Beast and Tangled.
Storybook Circus (Disney World Magic Kingdom)
Part of Fantasyland, Storybook Circus is located at the former site of Mickey’s Toontown Fair, and is based on elements from Dumbo and the Mickey Mouse universe. Attractions include The Barnstormer and Dumbo the Flying Elephant, which was removed from its former location on January 8, 2012. Also included is the Casey Jr. Splash n’ Soak Station (a water play area themed to Casey Jr., the train from Dumbo). Storybook Circus began soft openings on March 12, 2012, with more parts opening on March 31.
Mickey’s Toontown Fair closed permanently on February 11, 2011, to make way for Storybook Circus. Some elements of Mickey’s Toontown Fair were demolished, and others were re-themed to fit the circus concept. An expanded Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride was built, with an interactive queue, and a second Dumbo ride was built next to it, in order to increase capacity. The Barnstormer at Goofy’s Wiseacre Farm was re-themed to “The Great Goofini”. A big top area was built for meet-and-greets, called Pete’s Silly Sideshow. This attraction features Goofy as a stuntman, Minnie as a magician, Daisy as a fortune-teller, and Donald as a snake-charmer.
Enchanted Forest (Disney World Magic Kingdom)
Fantasyland’s dark ride The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure
The completion of Enchanted Forest (Part of Fantasyland)completed the expansion of New Fantasyland. Included is a new dark ride, themed to Disney’s 1989 film The Little Mermaid, that originally opened at Disney California Adventure. There is also an area themed to Disney’s 1991 film Beauty and the Beast, featuring the Beast’s Castle with the new dining experience Be Our Guest Restaurant (offering quick-service lunches and table service dinners), as well as Gaston’s Tavern and Belle’s cottage. This portion of the New Fantasyland officially opened on December 6, 2012. Snow White’s Scary Adventures was removed to build Princess Fairytale Hall, a meet-n-greet. Opened on May 28, 2014, another part of the New Fantasyland featuring an attraction themed to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which features Snow White’s cottage and the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster ride, the first roller coaster to move in a wobbling motion on track.
List Of Magic Kingdom Rides And Attractions
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Casey Jr, Splash ‘N’ Soak Station
Country Bear Jamboree
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Enchanted Tales with Belle
Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade
The Hall of Presidents
It’s a Small World
Liberty Square Riverboat
Mad Tea Party
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Main Street Vehicles – Themed Area
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
Peter Pan’s Flight
Pirates of the Caribbean
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
Stitch’s Great Escape!
Swiss Family Treehouse
Tom Sawyer Island
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
Walt Disney World Railroad
Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress