Disney’s Magic Kingdom

magic kingdomThe heart of Walt Disney World surrounds Cinderella's castle in Magic Kingdom. Full of magic, adventure, fantasy, and hope, Magic Kingdom leads you through the fancies of the human spirit and brings out your inner child.

With six "lands" to explore, start with Main Street, U.S.A. modeled after Walt's childhood hometown of Marceline, Missouri. Explore the shops and candy stores, the train depot and theater, before heading off to the future at Tomorrowland. Find yourself in a world of retro-futurism where Buzz Lightyear and Stitch reside in happy harmony. Zoom to the top, and bottom, of Space Mountain or find yourself laughing hysterically at the comedy at the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor.

Wind your way through to Fantasyland and find yourself surrounded by castles from your favorite princess movies. The newest addition is Beast's Castle, sitting up on a hill seeming far away but in actuality, you can eat in the ballroom where Beast and Belle danced or even in the West Wing. Visit Ariel's Grotto to meet the princess herself or take the fascinating Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, a new type of roller coaster featuring the first independently swinging mine car track. Before you leave, you'll definitely want to walk through the tunnel under Cinderella's castle and take a picture with the tapestries or stop in Bippity Boppity Boutique.

The other lands include Frontierland, Liberty Square, and Adventureland. All three contain amazingly fun, fantastically fanciful, and surprisingly enlightening attractions that you'll want to tour firsthand. Make sure you stop by the Haunted Mansion to have your groupmates scared silly and also Splash Mountain (mind the waterfall), Pirates of the Caribbean (a classic), as well as the Hall of Presidents to see every president in animatronic form.

No matter your age, as soon as you walk through the gates at Magic Kingdom, your face will alight with a smile and your dreams will come true because this is the most magical place on earth.