About the Magic Kingdom



About the Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom was the first Disney Theme Park to be built in Orlando, Florida. Opening on October 1, 1971, this park has been visited by millions and continues to enchant its guests year after year.

In terms of size, the Magic Kingdom is the smallest of all four Disney parks (107 acres), but can be the most crowded, even at off-peak times of year. Mondays are usually the most crowded day at the Magic Kingdom – consider this when planning your trip.

Park Hours vary by season – but generally are 9am to 7pm

Arriving at the Magic Kingdom
Visitors to the Magic Kingdom will be arriving by car, bus, monorail or boat transportation. If traveling by car, bus or monorail you will first be brought to the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) where you will transfer to a ferryboat or monorail for entry into the Magic Kingdom Park.

TIP:
If you have small children or wish to ease your travel into the Magic Kingdom consider staying at a Magic Kingdom resort that is on the monorail system or one that utilizes watercraft transportation into the Magic Kingdom. These travel systems bypass the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) and bring you directly to the Magic Kingdom park entrance.

TIP:
Ferry vs. Monorail – if you arrive at the TTC and see a line for the monorail and a ferry boat is at the dock of the TTC (or close to arriving at the TTC dock), it will probably work out to be a faster trip on the ferry. If no line for either, monorail is a 5 minute ride, while the ferry is seven minutes.

TIP:
If you decide to take the monorail, you will get a good view of the entrance lines as the monorail passes the front of the Magic Kingdom. Use this information to let you know which line to move toward when you enter the park.