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9 Exciting Things On The Horizon At Walt Disney World

One reason why people keep coming back to Walt Disney World is that things are constantly changing and improving. The recent additions of Toy Story Land and Pandora – The World of Avatar have many people excited about the next big changes. Walt Disney World will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on October 1, 2021, and Disney has many exciting ...

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14 Amazing Facts About Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

1) Cinderella Castle Cinderella Castle is one of the most photographed landmarks on the planet, and there are several great places where you can snap that perfect picture. There are thousands of proposals a year in front of the castle because it’s an incredible romantic backdrop. Cinderella Castle (not Cinderella’s Castle, as it’s commonly miscalled) is over 180 feet tall. ...

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14 Amazing Facts About Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

2) Opening Day Attractions Although there have been many changes over the years, there are still plenty of attractions that have been around since the park opened in 1971. They are Country Bear Jamboree, Dapper Dans, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade, The Hall of Presidents, The Haunted Mansion, “it’s a small world”, Jungle Cruise, Mad Tea Party, Peter ...

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14 Amazing Facts About Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

3) Utilidors The high water level in Central Florida makes it next to impossible to dig too deep without having a problem with water. Walt Disney did not want guests to see Cast Members traveling from one area of the park to another, thereby suspending their disbelief. The answer is quite clever, most of the Magic Kingdom is actually one ...

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14 Amazing Facts About Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

4) Be Our Guest Restaurant One of the most anticipated aspects of New Fantasyland was the addition of Be Our Guest Restaurant. This unique dining experience allows guests to dine inside Beast’s Castle. There are three rooms that are faithful recreations of the animated classic; The Grand Ballroom, The Castle Gallery, and The West Wing (complete with enchanted rose). When ...

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14 Amazing Facts About Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

5) Flags on Main Street When walking down Main Street, U.S.A., you may notice that there are American flags in several different locations. What you probably will not notice is that these flags do not have 50 stars on them. The reason is not because Disney is trying to go back in time, or that they are not patriotic. Flags ...

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14 Amazing Facts About Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

6) Kiss Goodnight Most guests think that Happily Ever After and Once Upon a Time signify the end of a day at the Magic Kingdom, but that isn’t true. In fact, there is still magic that happens half an hour after the park officially closes. It’s known as the Kiss Goodnight. It’s a three minute music and light show that ...

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14 Amazing Facts About Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

7) Mr. Toad Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride was one of the original attractions in the Magic Kingdom. It took guests on a crazy adventure through London and “nowhere in particular”. The ride had a very loyal following, and when it was announced that it was going to close there were protests. In 1998 the ride closed anyway, and it was ...

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14 Amazing Facts About Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

8) (Almost) Untouched Adventure  There have been many changes to the lands at the Magic Kingdom over the years, but one land has remained pretty close to the way that it was in the early days. Adventureland opened with three rides; Jungle Cruise, Swiss Family Treehouse, and Tropical Serenade. Pirates of the Caribbean was added two years later. Tropical Serenade ...

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14 Amazing Facts About Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

9) Paintbrushes If you know the classic story of Tom Sawyer, you most likely remember the scene where Tom didn’t want to paint the fence, so he decided to trick others into doing the work for him. You might also have heard that it is important to get to Tom Sawyer Island early, because of a homage to this classic ...

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