Walt Disney World resort is home to four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. Each with its own unique theming, areas, and attractions. Each park has something I love about it, restaurants I love, rides I’ll ride over and over again, the nooks and crannies to explore. But there is one park in particular that has me so excited to visit. Whether it’s at the beginning of the vacation, sandwiched in the middle or at the very end. This park is the Magic Kingdom. Here are 5 reasons why, even though I’m long into my adulthood, Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is still my favourite park.
As you first enter the Magic Kingdom, you walk down Main Street U.S.A. The street is lined with shops, music is streamed through the speakers, smells delicately float through the air. Those first few moments of being inside the Magic Kingdom carry such a magic for me. Being on Main Street U.S.A. brings a smile to my face, a joy to my heart and a jump to my step.
The Magic Kingdom, no matter which area of the park, is a clean park. Unlike its counterparts, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, Disney World’s Magic Kingdom has a crisp and clean design. Even in the areas where the ground is created to put you into the heart of a circus or back in the birth of America, the landscaping is cut and controlled. The walkways clear. Even over the last number of years, we’ve seen a lot of the trees being thinned out to create unobstructed views of the castle.
I have been vacationing at Disney World since I was a young child and being in the Magic Kingdom brings back a lot of marvellous memories. Memories of delicious meals eaten inside Cinderella’s Castle, watching SpectroMagic while eating popcorn, running through the park late into the night during Extra Magic Hours. So many of the stories now represented in the revamped Fantasyland also make me nostalgic for my childhood. Entering into the Beast’s castle, takes me back to watching Beauty and the Beast in the theatres, riding along Under The Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid I can sing each song without missing a beat. Being at the Magic Kingdom brings me back to the days of girlhood. Filled with magic and promise.
The centre of the whole Magic Kingdom park is Cinderella’s Castle and what a sight it is. Cinderella’s Castle, on the inside and out, is a building to stand and take in. The details of the windows, the moat that goes around the front of the castle. The beautiful pictures on the walls of the inside of the castle. The golden trim, the central clock, the asymmetric design. Being able to stand and marvel at the castle is one of the reasons the Magic Kingdom is my favourite park.
Each park has incredible restaurants, and even with the countless visits we’ve made we know we’ve only scratched the surface of what’s available at Disney World. But some of my favourite places to eat are found at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Dining inside Cinderella’s Castle at Cinderella’s Royal Table is an unparalleled experience, with delicious food and incredible design. The spaghetti dish at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant is still my favourite spaghetti of all time. The Plaza Restaurant has a bottomless milkshake on its menu, that has a speciality flavour to compliment the time of year. And I can’t forget about Sleepy Hollow, nestled in the entrance of Liberty Square, with its Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich, huge waffles and funnel cakes. Dining at Disney’s Magic Kingdom is another reason it’s my favourite theme park at Walt Disney World.
I love Magic Kingdom so much, most of our visits involve more than one visit to the park. Because there’s no way you can take in every part of the park in one day. For information on this fantastic theme park, take a look at this posts linked below: