1. Magic Kingdom
Without question, Magic Kingdom is Walt Disney World Resort’s best theme park.
It opened in 1972 as Disney World’s original theme park. Today, Magic Kingdom remains Disney’s crown jewel and the single most popular theme park in the world. They must be doing something right!
If you love the classics, then you’ll love Magic Kingdom. There are legendary rides like Pirates of the Caribbean and Space Mountain and fan-favorites like Hall of Presidents, Country Bear Jamboree, and Carousel of Progress. Magic Kingdom is Walt Disney World’s most nostalgic and “Disney-esque” park.
This is also the best park for toddlers and kindergartners. They’ll be able to enjoy plenty of attractions (with no height requirement) like Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Peter Pan.
Magic Kingdom has a lively thoroughfare (Main Street the USA) and a number of delicious restaurants ranging from Columbia Harbour House (Quick Service) to the legendary Be Out Guest (Table Service). It wins out in terms of shows, parades, and fireworks. And the iconic Cinderella Castle creates the perfect backdrop to create the fairytale setting.
I think most people would agree that Magic Kingdom offers the most magical experience of all Disney theme parks.
Did I mention the characters? Everyone’s favorite Disney characters are everywhere you look in Magic Kingdom, and they’re ready to meet and greet your little ones.
Yes, the park may feel a bit dated, but I’d argue that THIS type of dated is a good thing. Disney nostalgia abounds.
The rumors are true – there are HUGE crowds and long lines. That’s just the price of being at “The Most Magical Place On Earth” – everyone wants a part of it!
Magic Kingdom is the most magical of all Disney parks and, hands-down, the best park for kids. Adults love it, too!
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Please see our Best Magic Kingdom Rides, Best Magic Kingdom Restaurants, and Magic Kingdom Secrets pages for more information.