Friday, March 30, 2007

The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

The Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort has forever been known as "The Happiest Place on Earth". Another big weekend is among us in America's # 1 attraction destination - Orlando, FL. We are heading into April, and the mercury is climbing on the thermomater as Spring has finally arrived. Walt Disney World is as popular as ever, with 4 amazing parks headed by Magic Kingdom and Epcot, as well as 2 refreshing water parks in Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. Everything down here is peaking, and thousands of people are coming to Florida everyday to experience the magic of Walt Disney World. Today I wanted to write about my favorite park - Disney's Magic Kingdom. The Magic Kingdom is the original theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort, and after 30 years - still going strong. There is nothing like getting off the monorail, walking through Magic Kingdom's main gates, and seeing Cinderella's Castle from afar.

As you walk down Mainstreet USA at Magic Kingdom, you can smell the popcorn and freshly-baked cookies from the MainStreet Bakery, and cotton candy and soda from the charming sidewalk shoppes. Once you pass through the main corridor, you walk under Cinderella's Castle and on to Fantasyland. My favorite rides are Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, and Space Mountain. The Haunted Mansion has always remained a timeless classic, as has the Hall of Presidents, which just added Ronald Regan and Bill Clinton to the mix. From the daily mid-afternoon parades to the firework shows at night, Disney's Magic Kingdom is simply amazing from your first step off the train. Seeing the look on kids faces when Mickey Mouse, Winnie The Pooh, and Snow White pose with them for pictures is priceless. No wonder Disney World is the happiest place on earth - you never want to leave. Have a good weekend everyone, and I hope to see you out there at the parks.


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