Complete Guide To Magic Kingdom Attractions and Rides

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The Magic Kingdom has the most rides out of all 4 parks at Disney World. Here we will talk about each one and give you all of the details that you will need when planning your day at the Magic Kingdom.

The Lay Of The Land

The Magic Kingdom is set up like a hub and spoke pattern. If you were looking at it from above, think of the Castle as the center. Then to the south, you have Main Street USA, East would be Tomorrowland, North, Fantasyland and on the West side of the Castle is Frontierland and Adventureland.

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Main Street U.S.A.

Travel back in time to turn to the century America on Main Street U.S.A. So many times when we enter the Magic Kingdom we often rush down Main Street U.S.A., hypnotized by the pull of Cinderella Castle and eager to go on our first adventure either into outer space, uncharted waters in the Caribbean, or back in time during the western expansion of America.

Main Street also packs in an amazing line-up of entertainment from small-scale and intimate shows like the Dapper Dan’s to the greatest spectacle of them all, the Happily Ever After fireworks display. (Currently paused due to Covid)

It’s also easy to forget that some of the most iconic Walt Disney World snacks can all be found right here on Main Street U.S.A. This land is home to two attractions, dozens of shops, six food locations, and a whopping 11 entertainment offerings.

The attractions on Main Street U.S.A include:

Walt Disney World Railroad (Temporarily Unavailable)

The Main Street USA location of the WDW Railroad is located in the Train station located at the front of the park. This is an icon of the park known by everyone who visits.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All Ages

Best time to visit – All Day

Tips or Tricks – Great way to sit back, relax, and take in the views of the park.

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Town Square Theater (Temporarily Unavailable)

Here is where you will be able to meet Mickey and Tinkerbell as soon as you get into he park

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages, best for preschoolers and or young kids.

Best time to visit – All Day

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Main Street Vehicle Rides (Temporarily Unavailable)

Take a ride down Main Street USA in a turn-of-the-century vehicle. They pick you up near the train station and drop you off at the castle.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – First thing in the morning

Tips or Tricks – We were able to ride on one of these to get to our breakfast dining reservation at the Castle.

Main Street Fire Station

Get a look at one of the old-time fire trucks that at times have served as ride vehicles to take guests down Main Street USA.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day

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Dapper Dan’s Barbershop Quartet

You can find these amazing singers at the train station throughout the day.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day

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Cinderella’s Castle (Hub Area)

While there are many great rides at the Magic Kingdom, the one thing I have always look for as soon as I enter the Magic Kingdom is Cinderella’s Castle. After all, it’s the most regal reason to go to this park in the first place. Cinderella’s castle stands over 189 feet tall in the center of Magic Kingdom, right at the end of Main Street, and overlooks everything else in the park.

Every little princess dreams of living in this castle someday. Inside Cinderella’s Castle you will find two things in particular:

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (Temporarily Unavailable)

Here your little one will get the princess treatment from a fairy god mother in training. She will be able to get dressed up like her favorite princess and get her hair and make up done to match.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – Girls ages 3-12

Best time to visit – All Day

Tips or Tricks – The last time that my daughter wanted to do this we actually bought the dress on ShopDisney and packed it to take with us. The same exact dress was $40 more inside of Bibbidi Bibbidi Boutique.

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Adventureland

This is without a doubt one of my favorite sections of the Magic Kingdom. This is one land that has stayed relatively intact from when the Park first opened in 1971, with a few minor updates here and there. In fact, Adventureland boasts not one but three opening day attractions.

This exotic corner of the park is home to perhaps one of Disney’s most iconic snacks as well. Adventureland features four food and dining locations, three main shops, one character meet-and-greet location, and five attractions.

The attractions inside Adventureland include:

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

This is a great ride for little ones as a first ride. It is gentile and you don’t have to make the carpet go up in the air if they are unsure. For little ones who are a bit more daring you can go up high in the air and tip your carpet forward and back to feel like you are flying around Agrabah with Aladdin.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day

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Swiss Family Robinson Tree House

You can climb up into the ultimate tree house themed after the classic Disney movie Swiss Family Robinson.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day, however we like to go when it’s cooler in the morning or after sunset.

Note – It should be noted that you must be able to walk and climb stairs to experience this attraction. Little ones can be carried.

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Enchanted Tiki Room

Tropical birds will delight you in this musical event.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day, it’s a great way to get out of the heat and cool off.

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Jungle Cruise

Embark in a journey through the rivers of Asia, Africa and South America with your own personal skipper. It is a journey you soon won’t forget.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day

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Pirates of the Caribbean

Hop aboard your ship and take a voyage through the Caribbean while being on the look out for Captain Jack Sparrow.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – We like to try and get on this ride either first things in the morning or at the end of the day to get a shorter wait time.

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Fantasyland

Magic Kingdom is the main event when it comes to the four parks in Disney World and Fantasyland is the star of Magic Kingdom. This is where you’ll find a large collection of attractions all based on classic Disney animated films. Whether you’re a fan of the original films like Cinderella or enjoy the newer classics from the Disney Renaissance in the 1990s there is something in Fantasyland and it’s attached Storybook Circus for you and your family.

The attractions in Fantasyland include:

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

This Disney classic and family favorite ride is one that you can’t miss. Take a flight on your elephant and soar around fantasyland.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day

Tips or Tricks – This is another great first ride for little ones.

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The Barnstormer starring the Great Goofini

Take a flight with Goofy in his stunt airplane that he made.

Height Requirements – 35″ or taller

Best Suited for – Kids who are ok with small drops. Great first rollercoaster.

Best time to visit – All Day, we like to ride at night to see Storybook circus lit up.

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Casey Jr. Splash “N” Soak Station (Temporarily Unavailable)

Cool off in this fun themed water splash play area.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day

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Enchanted Tales with Belle (Temporarily Unavailable)

This interactive storytelling show will delight little ones who love the story of Beauty and the Beast.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day

Tips or Tricks – Be sure to watch out for the magic mirror

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Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid

Become part of Ariel’s world when you get on a clamshell and take a journey Under the Sea

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day

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Ariel’s Grotto (Temporarily Unavailable)

Meet the princess in her grotto

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day

Princess Fairytale Hall (Temporarily Unavailable)

Here you can meet up to 4 princesses. Characters can vary but most of the time you can meet Cinderella, Tiana, Aroura and Elena.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – Morning

Tips or Tricks – Get this done early! Wait times can get really long as the day goes on.

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Prince Charming’s Regal Carrousel

Pick your favorite hourse to take a whirl around this charming carousel.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day

Tips or Tricks – If you want to ride Cinderella or Prince Charming’s horse go to row 16. Cinderella’s horse is the only ones with a gold ribbon on its tail. Prince Charming’s horse is right next to it.

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It’s a Small World

Sing it with me! “Its a small world after allll” This classic ride holds alot of childhood memories for me as well as countless other Disney fans. Yes, the song will get stuck in your head but who cares!

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day

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Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

This swaying roller coaster will whisk you thru a diamond mine from the Disney Classic movie Snow White.

Height Requirements – 38″ or taller

Best Suited for – A bit older kids who love rollercoasters all the way thru adults.

Best time to visit – Rope Drop or Park close.

Tips or Tricks – This rollercoaster can have some of the longest wait times in the park. We like to rope drop if possible or wait until the end of the night and get in line just before park closing. When fireworks are happening it is awesome to time it to ride while they are going on.

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Peter Pan’s Flight

This high flying adventure through Disney’s classis Peter pan will be a thrill for any fan.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages, may not be best for little ones who don’t like the dark.

Best time to visit – All Day, mornings and evenings have the shorter wait times.

Mickey’s PhilharMagic

3D musical adventure with Donald Duck.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day

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Mad Tea Party

You will spin ’round and ’round to music in a giant tea cup at the Mad Hatters Tea Party.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages, might not be best for people who get motion sick.

Best time to visit – All Day

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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Hop in an over sized Hunny Pot and travel around in the Hundred Acre wood.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages, may not be best for little ones who don’t like the dark.

Best time to visit – All Day

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The Storybook Circus Walt Disney World Railroad Stop (Temporarily Unavailable)

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day

Frontierland

Frontierland is an exciting corner of the Magic Kingdom. It boasts not one, but two mountains where guests can take an exciting thrill ride down a 52 waterfall or hop aboard a runaway mine train into a cursed mountain range. At the same time, Frontierland offers some relaxing views of scenic beauty at the parks secluded island retreat Tom Sawyer Island.

The 19th-century western town is home to a few interesting shops, an old-fashioned saloon, and a music hall featuring some friendly bears singing classic country tunes. All in all, Frontierland features 4 attractions, 4 shopping locations, and three dining choices.

The attractions inside Frontierland are:

Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade (Temporarily Unavailable)

This Old West themed shooting gallery is great for little ones who wat to take aim at over 100 targets!

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Hop aboard the Wildest Ride In The Wilderness and race through a gold mine.

Height Requirements – 40″ or taller

Best Suited for – Older kids who love rollercoasters.

Best time to visit – All Day

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Country Bear Jamboree

This musical review of singing bears is sure to be a knee slappin’ good time.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day

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Splash Mountain

Hop into a log and drop into a musical adventure where by the end you will be singing “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay, my of my what a wonderful day!” This is a classic ride that everyone loves and has fond childhood memories of.

Height Requirements – 40″ or taller

Best Suited for – Kids who like log-flume style water rides and drops.

Best time to visit – All Day, while you may want to ride it in the heat of the day when it’s hot, the lines are longest during this time.

Tips and Tricks – Make sure and ride this before they change it and take away this Classic Disney ride.

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Tom Sawyer Island

Take a log raft across the Rivers of America to a rustic hideout inspired by the stories that Mark Twain wrote.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day

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The Frontierland Walt Disney World Railroad Stop

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day

Liberty Square

Take a left at the end of Main Street and you’ll take a trip back in time to the 1700s at the birth of the United States of America. Liberty Square is perhaps the most underrated land of the Magic Kingdom, and it’s the smallest. If you’re a history buff I strongly encourage you to take some extra time here on your next visit to the park.

Liberty Square is also home to some unique dining in that its table service restaurant offers a Thanksgiving feast all year round. This is also the second place in Disney World to meet up with your favorite pals from the Muppets.

Liberty Square is also home to my personal favorite of all the classic park attractions, the Haunted Mansion. All in all, this land features two shops, three dining locations, one major form of entertainment, and three attractions.

The attractions located in Liberty Square include:

Haunted Mansion

Hop on a doom buggy and travel through this haunted mansion while encountering Madame Leota and hitch hiking ghosts… make sure to Hurry Back!

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages, might not be for little ones who don’t like the dark.

Best time to visit – All Day

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The Hall of Presidents (Temporarily Unavailable)

A show featuring all of the nations presidents talking about the nations history.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day

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The Liberty Square Riverboat

Cruise on the Rivers of America on the Liberty Belle

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day

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Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland ironically is the one area of the park that has seen the most history. When it first opened with the park in 1971, there was hardly anything in this barren corner of the park. In fact, the Tomorrowland Speedway was the only opening attraction in Tomorrowland in 1971.

Tomorrowland is certainly a land always on the move and ever-changing. All in all, this land is currently home to two entertainment offerings, four dining locations, four stores, and a total of five attractions. Some of which are some of the most iconic rides at Magic Kingdom like Space Mountain.

The attractions that can be found inside Tomorrowland include:

Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor (Temporarily Unavailable)

Interactive comedy show featuring the characters of Monsters Inc.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day

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Buzz Lightyear’s Ranger Spin

A galactic space battle where you are trying to defeat Zurg.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages, may but be best for little ones who don’t like the dark.

Best time to visit – All Day

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Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover (Temporarily Unavailable )

This mass transit system takes you around tomorrowland with fantastic views.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day

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Astro Orbiter

Like Dumbo and The Carpets this ride is perfect for little ones to experience their first ride. You can get awesome views from tomorrowland and the castle while flying around in your own spaceship.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day

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Carousel of Progress

Sit back, relax and enjoy this show as you travel thru the 20th century.

Height Requirements – Any Height

Best Suited for – All ages, make sure you are able to stay seated for the 20-minute show because you have to sit thru the entire show.

Best time to visit – All Day

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Space Mountain

Hop into a rocket and zoom through space on this thrilling dark roller coaster.

Height Requirements – 44″ or taller

Best Suited for – Kids who can handle rollercoasters and are not afraid of the dark. May not be best suited for very tall adults as leg room can be limited.

Best time to visit – All Day

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Tomorrowland Speedway

Take off in your own hot rod race car and race around the scenic roadways.

Height Requirements – 32″ or taller

Best Suited for – All ages

Best time to visit – All Day

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