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Headliners: The 10 Best Attractions at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park

Of the four theme parks in Walt Disney World, many guests love to spend the majority of their vacation time in the Magic Kingdom. The park is home to several different lands which are filled with attractions, entertainment, dining, and shopping for guests to enjoy. While all of the other experiences are amazing, the attractions of the Magic Kingdom are what keep guests coming back time and time again. With attractions spanning everything from classic to thrilling, guests are sure to love visiting them all on a day in the park. Here are the top ten best attractions to enjoy while spending time in the Magic Kingdom.





 

1 – Space Mountain

Tomorrowland is home to one of the Magic Kingdom’s most thrilling attractions which takes guests into space. Space Mountain brings guests into Starport 75 where they can blast off into outer space in rockets for a thrilling adventure. The attraction takes place in near darkness, so guests are constantly thrilled by the sudden twists, turns, and drops. With galactic stars shooting by and a fun soundtrack, Space Mountain is a must do attraction in the Magic Kingdom.

2 – Splash Mountain

Another mountain the Magic Kingdom is Splash Mountain in Frontierland. The attraction has guests board logs and follow Br’er Rabbit as he sets out looking for more adventure and avoiding capture by Br’er Fox and Br’er Bear. With charming scenes, catchy songs, and a thrilling drop into the Briar Patch, Splash Mountain is sure to leave guests soaked and thrilled.

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3 – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Found right next door to Splash Mountain in Frontierland is the wildest ride in the wilderness. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad invites guests to board a runaway mine train for a thrilling journey through caverns and around the mountain. Guests can take in beautiful views of the nearby Rivers of America and Tom Sawyer Island and enjoy plenty of twists and turns while riding Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

4 – Haunted Mansion

Perhaps the most beloved attraction in the Magic Kingdom is the Haunted Mansion in Liberty Square. The attraction invites guests to enter into the manor house where they can encounter nine hundred and ninety nine happy haunts who cause all sorts of eerie happenings and strange occurrences. While moving through the Haunted Mansion in their Doom Buggies, guests can spot favorite characters like Madame Leota, the hitchhiking ghosts, and Constance the murderous bride.

5 – Pirates of the Caribbean

Another classic attraction in the Magic Kingdom that can’t be missed can be found in the heart of Adventureland. Pirates of the Caribbean invites guests to set sail with swashbuckling pirates and move through eerie caves filled with skeletons and a burning seaside village. Featuring plenty of iconic scenes and the favorite song “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life For Me)”, Pirates of the Caribbean is a favorite attraction of many guests.





 

6 – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

One of the newest and most popular attractions in the Magic Kingdom can be found in the New Fantasyland portion of Fantasyland. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train invites guests to board gently swaying mine carts and head into the mines where the dwarfs dig up precious gems all day long. With beautiful views of surrounding Fantasyland and Storybook Circus and glimpses of the dwarfs and Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a must do in the park.

7 – It’s a Small World

Perhaps the attraction that is considered the most classic in the Magic Kingdom is It’s A Small World. The attraction has guests board boats to set sail on the happiest cruise there ever was. Each room of It’s A Small World features dozens of singing dolls representing the different countries of the world. With beautiful scenery and the classic song of the same title, It’s A Small World is a beloved attraction.

8 – Peter Pan’s Flight

Also found in Fantasyland is an attraction which brings guests directly into one of the most beloved Disney animated classic films. Peter Pan’s Flight first brings guests through the Darling’s house and nursery where they are sprinkled with pixie dust. They can then take to the skies and soar over London and Neverland with Peter Pan and the Darling children to relive memorable moments from the film while riding in pirate ships.

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9 – Dumbo The Flying Elephant

One attraction in the Magic Kingdom is often considered a rite of passage for guests who are visiting for the first time. Dumbo the Flying Elephant can be found in Storybook Circus and allows guests to magically take to the sky with the lovable elephant for a whimsical flight. Dumbo the Flying Elephant features two different spinners which each have a beautiful fountain at their base. In the middle of it all is a circus tent which is home to a play area for children and adults to enjoy while waiting to board. Dumbo the Flying Elephant offers beautiful views of the surrounding areas and is definitely a headliner attraction in the Magic Kingdom.

10 – Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

The final attraction that guests simply can’t miss in the Magic Kingdom can be found in Tomorrowland. Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin brings guests into Star Command where they can help defeat the Evil Emperor Zurg by taking aim at targets in several different rooms. Guests can accrue points and compete to see who can score the highest and become a galactic hero. Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin allows guests to tap into their competitive sides and become part of Buzz’s world while spending time in the Magic Kingdom.



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About Caitlin Corsello

Caitlin Corsello is a huge fan of Walt Disney World and has been visiting yearly since she was an infant. With many trips under her belt, she loves to take her time in the parks and discover lots of small details and secrets in between attractions. When not learning about the history of Walt Disney World, Caitlin loves to eat and drink at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, sip on a Lapu Lapu at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, and stroll through the streets of Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort. In between trips, Caitlin resides in New York working as a Teaching Assistant in a Pre-K classroom.