Facts About Magic Kingdom

Fun Facts About The Magic Kingdom!

Liberty Square

This land is unique to Magic Kingdom as it is not duplicated in any other Disney park anywhere in the world.  With authentic details like building designs true to the era and an exact replica of the Liberty Belle, this land is filled with history!

  • There are more dinning options than attractions in this area which makes it a great place to take a break and have a great meal.  Chow down on some clam chowder from Columbia Harbour House or sit down to an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet with american classics like pot roast and mashed potatoes.
  • The Liberty Square Riverboat, Liberty Belle, is docked here and takes guests on a cruise of the Rivers of America showing guests what life was like over a century ago in the United States.
    • The riverboat has a maximum capacity of 450 guests, and like the Jungle Cruise, it rides along a track even though it is a real, working steam engine.
Liberty Square Riverboat
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  • The Presidential Seal located in the lobby of the Hall of Presidents took a literal act of Congress to be installed here.
    • This attraction stayed virtually the same from 1971 to 1993 before it was updated with the addition of Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton.
Hall of Presidents
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  • The Haunted Mansion is one of the most popular rides in all of the Magic Kingdom!
    • Guests, entering the mansion through the stretching room, soon become foolish mortals and are taken on a omnimover, called a doom buggy.  Your guide throughout this ghoolishly haunted home is the Ghost Host and his ever-present creepy voice in your ear will likely haunt your dreams for days to come!
    • Madame Leota was based on of a real woman, Leota Toombs, who was an Imagineer for Disney and it is her face we see floating in the séance room!
Haunted Mansion Disney World
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Fantasyland

Reimagined in 2012, the New Fantasyland is home to many iconic Disney World attractions including It’s a Small World, Mad Tea Party also known as the Teacups, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, and the Cinderella Castle.  Many new attractions, including Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train, Enchanted Tales with Belle, and Princess Fairytale Hall meet-and-greet, have made this land a must-see for all!

  • The New Fantasyland expansion is almost two times larger than when the park first opened at 21 acres!
  • Be Our Guest has been one of the hardest to reserve restaurants on property since it opened in 2012.
    • Starting July 27, 2018 the restaurant will undergo a reimaging of its menu, now offering an enhanced prix fixe 3 course dining experience of exquisite French inspired delicacies.
Be Our Guest Restaurant
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  • When this land was expanded so was Dumbo the Flying Elephant and it’s queue!
    • In the new queue guests are given a pager that holds their place in line virtually while kids can play in the covered, air-conditioned playland!
    • There are now 2 sets of elephants, each rotating a different direction, that can fly 17 feet high above a water feature and with 32 different elephants to choose from, you’ll always have an awesome view of Storybook Circus!
Dumbo Disney World
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  • The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train has one of the most unique ride vehicles in all of the kingdom.
    • Each of the mine carts sway side to side making for a much more fun ride then a stationary coaster!
    • This is the only ride in Magic Kingdom that has a in-ride video!  Guests who purchase PhotoPass can download and relive their journey through the mine and sing-along with the dwarfs as they sing their famous song Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It’s Off To Work We Go…
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Disney World
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Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland is what Walt Disney imagined the far off future life to be, complete with futuristic dark rides like Space Mountain, a snapshot of a family through different decades in the Carousel of Progress, and how people would travel in the future in the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover!

  • Space Mountain was the very first “mountain” to open in Disney World, but with speeds topping off at 28 mph it is also the slowest.
    • It was the very first rollercoaster to be controlled by computer, and NASA Astronaut Gordon Cooper, who flew in the Mercury 9 and Gemini 5 missions, served as creative consultant.
    • Many people love to wonder what Space Mountain looks like with its lights on and may be lucky enough to catch this rare sight while riding through the attraction in the PeopleMover!
Space Mountain Disney World
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  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover is a great slow-moving ride where guests can get a great view of Tomorrowland and Cinderella’s Castle especially at night!
    • Besides catching a glimpse of Space Mountain, guests can see the original concept model for Progress City, the inspiration for what we now call E.P.C.O.T.
Peoplemover Disney World
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  • Carousel of Progress debuted at the 1964-1965 World’s Fair in New York.  The attraction was transported to Disneyland where it remained until 1973.  It was packed up and moved to its final spot in the Magic Kingdom opening in 1975.
    • The song There’s a Great, Big, Beautiful Tomorrow written by the Sherman brothers was the original song for the attraction when it debuted at the World’s Fair and when it resided in Disneyland.  But from 1975 to 1994, guests heard another song, The Best Time of Your Life.
Carousel of Progress Disney World
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  • The entrance of Tomorrowland has the new iconic #PurpleWall which has been trending all over various social media sites as of late.  Guests of all ages have been striking their best pose in front of the newly designed wall.  At times there will be a line just to get a picture!
Purple Wall Disney World
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Well, there you go!  I hope you had fun learning about what makes Disney World so special and so amazing.  It’s no wonder guests keep coming back year after year since the park is ever evolving.  There will always be new foods to try, new rides to ride, and new things to experience!

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