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7 Attractions We Hope Never Close At The Magic Kingdom

Disney’s Magic Kingdom was the first park to debut in Florida when Walt Disney World opened in 1971. On that opening day, quite a few classic attractions opening after the ribbon was cut. Some were such a hit that they’re still around today! Here are a few of those favorite attractions that we hope never close down at the Magic Kingdom Park.

1) Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean opened with the Magic Kingdom Park on October 1, 1971. From day one, this Disneyland original was brought to Florida and made a part of the magic of Adventureland. Over the years, the Walt Disney Company Imagineers have even added a few extras after the Pirates of the Caribbean movies were made. Captain Jack Sparrow is up to his usual shenanigans all along the ride. Whether you’re new to the attraction or it’s a long time favorite, you’ll be singing “Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me!”

2) Walt Disney World Railroad

One of the most familiar sounds of Disney is the Walt Disney World Railroad whistle. I love walking around the Magic Kingdom and hearing the train whistle as it goes by. It’s all a part of the atmosphere of the theme park that makes it a classic. The Walt Disney World Railroad is a can’t-miss attraction that the whole family will enjoy!

3) Prince Charming’s Regal Carousel

Another familiar sound you’ll hear in the Magic Kingdom is carousel bell. When the bell goes off, the ride begins, and you’re off! Your horse of choice takes you up, down, and all around. You’ll ride like royalty on this classic attraction that we hope never leaves the Magic Kingdom.

4) Swiss Family Robinson Tree House

This adventurous attraction has also been around since the opening day of the Magic Kingdom. Guests climb to the top of the tree house and pass scenes from the Swiss Family Robinson adventures along the way! One of my personal favorite parts of the climb is the very top, where you’ll see a view of Cinderella’s castle that you’ll find nowhere else. It’s truly magical!

5) The Enchanted Tiki Room

This next classic attraction has been around since the beginning, but it has been recently renovated. Sing along with the birds as the flowers croon and meet the wild residents of the Enchanted Tiki Room!

6) Tom Sawyer Island

Tom Sawyer Island is an attraction that encompasses many quests! Take a raft ride, walk a bridge, and wander around the island just like the days of Mark Twain and Tom Sawyer. We hope this adventure will never close, as you never know what you’ll discover each time you go!

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7) The Jungle Cruise

For those who love humor, (myself included), I know we never want to say goodbye to this attraction. The Jungle Cruise travels through Asia, Africa, and South America to see the most amazing sights they have to offer. My family favorite is the always-refreshing “back side of water.” Just make sure you watch out for that crocodile, Ginger- she snaps!

About Alexandra Blazevich

Hello, my name is Alexandra Blazevich and I am a 22 year old journalist. Put quite simply, I am a Disney addict. I am originally from Cary, North Carolina, a small town just outside of Raleigh. In 2013, I moved to Orlando, Florida to dance with The Orlando Ballet, pursuing my childhood dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer- but I spent all my free time either in Disney World or thinking about it. Now, I am a senior at UNC-Chapel Hill and write for a various publications, but Disney will always be my favorite subject to write about.