A Guide to Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom is the most popular Disney park and home to the iconic Cinderella castle!

As well as popular rides and attractions, such as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, there are entertaining parades and a spectacular firework show to add to the magic.

Magic Kingdom is the park with the most rides at Walt Disney World.


Magic Kingdom has multiple transport options. If you’re arriving by car, the parking lot is at the Transportation & Ticket Centre. This means you will need to take the monorail or the ferry to the Magic Kingdom entrance after parking.

The Monorail

Magic Kingdom is on the resort line and takes you to the park from one of the Monorail hotels.

The Express monorail runs between Magic Kingdom and the Transportation & Ticket Centre (TTC). This is where the Magic Kingdom parking lot is located. You can also switch lines at the TTC and take the monorail to EPCOT.

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The Ferry

Ferryboats run between Magic Kingdom and the TTC. They start 30 minutes prior to park opening and stop 1.5 hours after closing, including magic hours.

Water Taxis

Take in the scenic views with a ride on a water taxi back to your hotel. Each water taxi hotel has four colour-coded launch points within Magic Kingdom.


The magic comes to life as Disney characters parade through Magic Kingdom. Wave as they pass by on beautiful floats as music fills the park.


The nighttime firework show at Magic Kingdom is not to be missed. Happily Ever After celebrates Disney movies through music, projection and breathtaking fireworks.

Happily Ever After Fireworks at Magic Kingdom

Main Street U.S.A.

Walking down Main Street you’ll be transported back to an American town centre in the early 20th century. When you first enter the park, you’ll find yourself in the middle of the town square where you’ll find City Hall and the Town Square Theatre. As you continue to walk down Main Street you’re surrounded by old stores and places to eat including Casey’s Corner and the famous Main Street Bakery.


Tony’s Town Square Restaurant: An Italian restaurant inspired by Lady and the Tramp, serving favourites like spaghetti and meatballs.

Main Street Bakery: Quick service that serves coffee, pastries and breakfast sandwiches.

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor: Hand-scooped ice cream and ice cream sundaes.

Casey’s Corner: A baseball-themed quick service restaurant serving up hot dogs, corn dog nuggets and fries.

The Plaza Restaurant: An elegant but casual dining restaurant that has American favourites such as meatloaf, shakes and ice cream.

The Crystal Palace: An impressive buffet restaurant with Victorian-style decor. Character dining with Winnie the Pooh and friends serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Rides & Attractions

The Walt Disney World Railroad: Take a short, relaxing trip on a vintage steam train. You can get on or off at any of the 3 stations located near the Main Street entrance, Frontierland and Fantasyland.

Town Square Theatre: Meet Mickey Mouse!


Adventureland blends Arabia with the untamed jungle and the disorderly Caribbean. You can visit the bustling Agrabar marketplace, ride a river cruise or join pirates on a swashbuckling adventure.


Spring Roll Snack Cart: Serves pepperoni pizza and cheeseburger spring rolls.

Sunshine Tree Terrace: A quick snack restaurant serving fried pot stickers (pork dumplings), soft serve ice cream and ice cream floats.

Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen: Inspired by the Jungle Cruise with an African, Asian and Latin menu.

Aloha Isle: Home of the popular Dole Whip.

Totruga Taven: A pirate-themed restaurant serving BBQ pork sandwiches and all-beef hotdogs.

Rides & Attractions

Swiss Family Treehouse: Take a walk through the Swiss Family Treehouse based on the movie, Swiss Family Robinson. Cross a bridge and climb stairs to get an amazing view of Adventureland but be aware, there are a total of 116 steps to reach the top.

The Magic Carpets Of Aladdin: Enjoy a magic carpet ride you can control. Front passengers can make the carpet go higher or lower whilst the passengers in the back can tilt the carpet backwards or forwards.

Jungle Cruise: Travel down the Amazon River, pass through Inspiration Falls and enter the Congo River in Africa.

Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tikki Room: A show starring exotic birds, flowers and Tikki statues.

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Journey through a Caribbean seaport town taken over by pirates! There’s a small drop near the beginning of the ride and a chance you’ll get splashed by a rogue cannonball. This is just one of the water rides at Disney World.


As you enter Frontierland you’ll be transported back in time, to the Old West. Explore Tom Sawyer Island or enjoy a ride on a runway train through an abandoned mine.


Golden Oak Outpost: A small quick-serve restaurant selling chicken strips and chilli fries.

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe: Enjoy Mexican dishes such as fajitas, tacos and nachos at this old west saloon.

Westward Ho: Serves breakfast sandwiches in the morning and corndog nuggets, jalapeno Poppers and a range of hot and cold drinks during lunch and dinner.

Rides & Attractions

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure: Previously Splash Mountain. Opens 2024.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: Speed through an old gold mine on a runaway train. This is a thrill ride with small drops and parts that take place in the dark.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Frontierland, Magic Kingdom.
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Frontierland.

Tom Sawyer Island: Board a log boat and cross the Rivers of America to reach Tom Sawyer Island. Explore and experience the era of the American Frontier.

Country Bear Jamboree: Take a seat in Grizzly Hall and enjoy a 16-minute, audio-animatronic show.

Liberty Square

Step back in time to colonial America. Stroll around Liberty Square, see the Liberty Bell, meet the presidents or take a ride on a steam paddleboat. If you’re brave enough, enter the iconic Haunted Mansion but beware of ghostly hitchhikers!


Liberty Tree Taven: Enjoy Thanksgiving favourites such as pot roast and mashed potatoes in a colonial-style inn that pays tribute to the founding fathers, with a room dedicated to each founder.

The Diamond Horseshoe: A sit-down buffet restaurant in the style of an old west music hall, serving American classics like pot roast and mac and cheese.

Columbia Harbour House: Seafood restaurant offering grilled salmon, shrimp, lobster rolls and a plant-based crab cake sandwich.

Liberty Square Market: The place to pick up a quick snack. The market has turkey legs, Mickey pretzels, crisps and fruit.

Sleepy Hollow: Serves sweet treats such as Mickey waffles and funnel cakes.

Magic Kingdom Dining Tip: Liberty Tree Taven and The Diamond Horseshoe have the same menu, so you can try the other if one is a little busy.

Rides & Attractions

The Hall of Presidents: A historical show about the USA and its 45 Presidents.

Liberty Square Riverboat: Board the Liberty Belle, a steam paddleboat and sail the Rivers of America.

Liberty Belle at Magic Kingdom.
Liberty Belle at Magic Kingdom.

Haunted Mansion: Ride in a Doom Buggy around this haunted mansion, a slow-moving dark ride.


Enter Fantasyland through the magnificent Cinderella’s castle and experience classic Disney movies. Travel the globe on It’s Small World, journey under the sea with the Little Mermaid or fly high with Dumbo. If you’re hungry why not try the grey stuff at the Be Our Guest Restaurant? It’s delicious after all!


Cinderella’s Royal Table: Enjoy a table service meal inside Cinderella’s castle with special visits from Disney princesses.

Pinocchio Village Haus: A cottage-style restaurant inspired by Pinocchio serving flatbreads and Caesar salads.

Be Our Guest Restaurant: Pull up a chair as the dining room proudly presents your dinner! Enjoy a table service meal at the Beast’s enchanted castle.

Gaston’s Taven: Cinamon rolls, The Grey Stuff cupcakes and LeFou’s brew are all on the menu at Gaston’s Taven.

Prince Eric’s Village Market: Here you’ll find turkey legs, pretzels or cool down with a slushy.

Cheshire Cafe: Home of the Cheshire Cat Tail, a chocolate chip-filled pastry topped with pink and purple icing.

Storybook Treats: Soft-serve ice cream and ice cream sundaes.

The Friar’s Nook: Try a breakfast sandwich or sausage and gravy tots in the morning. At lunch and dinner, you can choose from bratwurst and mac and cheese dishes.

Rides & Attractions

Cinderella’s Castle: See the story of Cinderella told by beautiful walls of mosaics. You’ll also find the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique here, where children can get a fairytale makeover.

Prince Charming’s Regal Carrousel: Take a ride on an elegant wood-carved horse.

Mickey’s Philharmagic: Experience classic Disney songs in this short 3D show presented by Donald Duck.

Peter Pan’s Flight: Board a flying ship and embark on a journey through London and Neverland.

It’s A Small World: Enjoy a gentle boat ride around the globe.

Under the Sea: Journey of The Little Mermaid: Board a clamshell and relive the tale of the Little Mermaid in this musical slow-moving ride.

The Barnstormer: Take flight on a stunt plane on this junior coaster that contains small drops.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant: Fly on the back of Dumbo the circus elephant as he soars through the sky.
Read some of our favourite Dumbo quotes!

Mad Tea Party: Spin as fast as you want in this giant teacup ride.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Ride in a honeypot and travel through Hundred-Acre wood with Winne the Pooh and friends.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train: Race through an old diamond mine in this family coaster with swaying carts and small drops.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train


Enter Tomorrowland, the future that never was. In this innovative land, you can travel through space on a rocket or race on a Lightcycle in the new Tron rollercoaster.


Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe: Crispy noodle salads and a range of beef and chicken burgers. The restaurant also caters for food allergies and intolerances. 

Auntie Gravity’s Galatic Goodies: Sweet treats such as smoothies, milkshakes, soft-serve ice cream and churros.

Cool Ship: Mickey Icecream bars, popcorn and cotton candy.

Energy Bytes: A small kiosk selling Digital Dumplings, they come in two flavours beef and broccoli or buffalo chicken.

The Lunching Pad: Quick service restaurant serving all-beef hotdogs and Mickey Pretzels.

Rides & Attractions 

Tomorrowland Speedway: Get behind the wheel of your very own car and take a trip down this miniature motorway.

Tron Lightcycle/ Run: Mount your Lightcycle and take part in a high-speed race in the dark.

Space Mountain: Blast off in a rocket through outer space. A fast rollercoaster that takes place in the dark.

Astro Orbitor: Take a ride through space in your very own spaceship. 

Transit Authority PeopleMover: A tour of Tomorrowland on board the mass-transit system.

Carousel of Progress: Follow a family through the decades and see how technology has changed.

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin: Board a star cruiser and use your laser cannon to hit the targets and defeat the Evil Emperor Zurg.

Monsters, Inc Laugh Floor: Interactive comedy show hosted by Mike Wazowski.

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