Magic Kingdom Park
A trip to the original Magic Kingdom Park in Orlando is a theme park rite of passage. This is the mouse's original outpost. And if you hit only one theme park among Orlando's vast amusement offerings, you won't go wrong here. Home to such iconic attractions as the original Cinderella's Castle, the Space Mountain roller coaster ride, the nightly parade down Main Street, It's a Small World kids' ride, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and much, much more, you can easily occupy two days taking it all in. And while many of the rides and character meet and greets (every princess and her cousin is in attendance here) are clearly oriented toward younger visitors, there's enough to keep adults smiling, too. Favorite tamer rides for younger kids include Adventure Land's Pirates of the Caribbean and the Jungle Cruise. And if you've still got some staying power after a whole day of rides and shows, stick around for the park's nightly grand finale—a fireworks display on par with anything you'd see in a big city on the Fourth of July.
By Terry Ward, AFAR Local Expert
Happiest Place On Earth
If you ever come to Florida, go to Disney for a day. It's one of my favorite places to go, it's just so magical! You can be 5, 15, or 50 you'll feel so happy and care free here! Even if it gets so hot and the lines are insanely long, it's always worth it when you sit down with an ice cream come and watch the fireworks over the castle. Honestly, I always want to cuddle with someone while watching them and that never happens because I normally go with my family. Actually, I always go with my family. But it's still great! Everyone should at least spend one day out of the many years they live in the world. If you don't go, it's alright. Go to downtown disney to go do some shopping and chill Disney style. Tips: bring money, it's gets expensive even inside the park and you're just buying food. Bring a camera, you'll never know who you'll see! I've seen every Disney princess in these parks. Do I recommend any rides? Nope. Just go on as many as you can and get fast pass. But just come down to the sunshine and set foot to the happiest place on earth with your loved ones and enjoy everything!
By AFAR Traveler
1180 Seven Seas Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA
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Mon, Wed, Thur 9am - 9pm
Sat 9am - 11pm