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The Top 10 Experiences at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

7. Classic/Opening Day Attractions

Though Magic Kingdom is just shy of its 50th birthday, the fun is always new, always changing, always growing. Disney remains the leader in theme park entertainment, but if you miss the classic attractions that have been there since the park’s beginning and early years, you’ll miss something special. There’s something to be said for the classic attractions—those that were amazing then and amazing now, those attractions whose technology was highly advanced for that time period. There’s a Disney nostalgia you feel when you experience Peter Pan’s Flight, The Enchanted Tiki Room, It’s a Small World, The Haunted Mansion, The Hall of Presidents, The Jungle Cruise, Prince Charming’s Regal Carrousel, The Swiss Family Treehouse, Walt Disney World Railroad Station at Main Street U.S.A. and The Mad Tea Party, among others. Guests in the park often think that “older” means “outdated,” but nothing could be further from the truth. Each of the classic attraction tells a story—an incredible story only Disney could tell, and as you enjoy the experience of each attraction, you seem to have a better understanding for who Walt was, and how his genius and vision for the theme park of tomorrow continues to shape and grow the parks to this very day. (Photo credit: Disney)