Disney's Magic Kingdom Attractions
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom isn't just for kids. There are so many attractions available at the Magic Kingdom that every member of your family should find something to enjoy. Each of the Magic Kingdom's seven distinct lands has rides, restaurants and services that makes it stand out from the others.
Main Street USA
While all the shops on Main Street USA are worth a visit, tucked back by the Car Barn is one particularly special spot--the Harmony Barber Shop. Big kids can have color and sparkles infused into their tresses, but the specialty at the Harmony Barber Shop is its First Haircut service. When little ones have their first haircuts done, they receive complimentary Mickey ears with "First Haircut" embroidered on the back, a certificate and a keepsake lock of hair.
Ride Space Mountain, one of the best known and most ridden roller coasters in the world. It feels faster than its 28 miles per hour; the lighting is truly celestial, and it is a thrill for coaster fans and the faint of heart (there are no upside down loops on Space Mountain). Eat at Tomorrowland Terrace Noodle Station for grub that strays from the sandwiches and burgers available throughout the park.
Fantasyland is Disney's base camp for the kindergarten set. Rides like Cinderella's Golden Carousel and It's a Small World will keep the little ones entertained for hours, but be sure to have a look at Mickey's PhilharMagic. It's a 3D movie adventure featuring Donald Duck and the most memorable songs from Disney films. The music is infectious, so be sure not to miss it. In Fantasyland, little princesses can also have a Cinderella makeover at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Basic packages include hair and makeup, and the most elaborate makeover includes hair, makeup, nails, costume and photo shoot.
Ride Splash Mountain on a steamy Orlando afternoon because this ride lives up to its name. After drifting downstream through the briar patch with Brer Rabbit and Brer Bear, your log canoe will careen five stories down Splash Mountain's waterfall. In this quarter of the park, you'll also find the Frontierland Shootin' Arcade where little Davy Crocketts can take aim at stationary and moving targets. Don't worry about safety; these firearms only shoot infrared laserbeams.
A trip to Disney World isn't complete until you've been on the notorious Pirates of the Caribbean. The recently updated ride features a remarkably real looking animatronic Jack Sparrow.
Mickey's Toontown Fair
Mickey's Toontown is the corner of the park where guests can meet with Disney characters for photos and autographs. Kids can burn off energy they suppressed while waiting in long lines by climbing, jumping and chasing at Donald's Boat. There's even an entry-level roller coaster called The Barnstormer.