We live in a world where magic is hard to get by especially as adults burdened with responsibilities. Fortunately, we also have places where the magic of our childhood easily comes back to us – the Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida. Today, the theme park is the most visited theme park in the world with approximately 17 million seeking and finding the magic every year. If you are visiting Tampa, this should be must things to do in Tampa.
Getting to the Park
Visitors to the Magic Kingdom are taken from the parking lot, which is a half-mile away from the park grounds, to the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) via the trams. This facility is the centralized physical location for the tickets to the attraction in addition for being the central hub for the modes of transportation throughout the resort. A small gift selling souvenir items can also be found at the TTC.
There are three modes of transportation going into the Magic Kingdom grounds, which the guests can choose from depending on their place of accommodations. These are the Walt Disney World Monorail System, the ferryboats in the style of Staten Island, and the buses.
Enjoying the Attractions
The Magic Kingdom has 46 attractions in its 6 themed lands. Its design is such that one is reminded of a wheel when the park is seen from above – the hub is in front of the Cinderella Castle with the spokes being the pathways leading to the 6 lands within the park. The Disney World Railroad forms the boundary at the perimeter of the park grounds.
With so many attractions to choose from, visitors will be hard-pressed to plan an itinerary that will satisfy everybody’s preferences. Careful planning is then essential for a visit to the Magic Kingdom, thus, ensuring that everybody will have a magical time. Here are a few of the most popular attractions inside the Magic Kingdom:
- Main Street, USA is a hodgepodge of stylistic influences from small towns around the country from Missouri to New England. The result is an eclectic architectural style that takes visitors from one place to the next all within a few minutes of touring the area. Shops selling food items and merchandise line Main Street as well.
- Adventureland adds the adventure of exploring far-flung lands. Thus, the area resembles the remote jungles of Africa, Asia, South America and South Pacific, among other exotic locales. The popular Pirates of the Caribbean and Jungle Cruise can be found here.
- Fantasyland is probably the most magical area in the Magic Kingdom. Its main theme is a medieval and carnival style that aims to achieve Walt Disney’s words that Fantasyland should be a place where “your dreams come true” when you wish upon a star.
- Liberty Square takes visitors back to the days of the American Revolution. Visitors to this themed land will enjoy the Haunted Mansion, the Hall of Presidents and the Liberty Belle riverboat.
Indeed, the Magic Kingdom is the best place in the entire United States and even the world to bring back your sense of wonder that you had as a child. Bring the whole family and make this the vacation of a lifetime in more ways than one.