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The Complete Guide to Magic Kingdom Rides and Attractions

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A trip to Walt Disney World in Florida wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Magic Kingdom. With four unique theme parks (along with Disney Springs and two water parks), this truly is the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort. At first glance, it may seem like a replica of the Disneyland Resort in California. They share many of the same rides and themed lands, and they both welcome you down Mainstreet, U.S.A. as you head towards a grand castle and the rest of the park. But there are definitely some key differences between the two parks. With that being said, here is your complete guide to Magic Kingdom rides and attractions.

 


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Welcome to Magic in the Planning’s Unofficial Magic Kingdom Rides and Attraction Guide!

 

**NEW** Disney has replaced FastPass and MaxPass with the brand new Disney Genie and Disney Genie+. The new system is very similar to Disneyland’s MaxPass as it is an add-on purchase allowing you to make “Lightning Lane” reservations throughout your day in the parks. There is also the option to purchase Individual Attraction reservations for select top-tier attractions. For more information, be sure to visit our guide. Happy Planning!

 

Adventureland

Hippo on the Jungle Cruise in Disneyland | magicintheplanning.comJungle Cruise

  • Height Restrictions: Any height can ride.
  • About the Ride: This one is definitely a Disney classic. Take a leisurely boat ride through the rivers of Asia, Africa, and South America complete with a “humorous” tour guide and animatronic animals.
  • Genie+ Attraction: Yes

 

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

  • Height Restrictions: Any height can ride.
  • About the Ride: This family ride allows you to soar high above the ground on a magic carpet ride as you circle around a magic lamp.
  • Genie+ Attraction: Yes

 

A Pirate’s Adventure ~ Treasures of the Seven Seas

  • Height Restrictions: Any height can enjoy.
  • About the Attraction: Come together to enjoy this interactive treasure hunt throughout Adventureland. There are five missions, and each one takes about 20 minutes to complete.
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Pirates of the Caribbean

  • Height Restrictions: Any height can ride.
  • About the Ride: This slow-moving boat ride (with the exception of a couple of small drops) takes you right in the middle of an epic pirate battle. You may even catch a glimpse of Captain Jack Sparrow!
  • Genie+ Attraction: Yes

 

Swiss Family Treehouse

  • Height Restrictions: Any height can enjoy.
  • About the Attraction: Explore the legendary treehouse from the Disney classic, Swiss Family Robinson.
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

  • Height Restrictions: Any height can enjoy.
  • About the Attraction: This Disneyland classic is home to one of the most well-known shows in the park. With a cast of over 225 Audio-Animatronics, this show will have you singing in no time! (…and perhaps have the songs in your head for the duration of your vacation!)
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Fantasyland

The Barnstormer

  • Height Restrictions: 35 inches or taller
  • About the Ride: Part of Storybook Circus in Fantasyland, this junior roller coaster allows you to soar to new heights with Goofy in a “homemade” stunt airplane.
  • Genie+ Attraction: Yes

 

Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may enjoy.
  • About the Attraction: This water play park is inspired by the train from the Disney classic Dumbo.
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom | magicintheplanning.comCinderella Castle

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may enjoy.
  • About the Attraction: The classic centerpiece to the Magic Kingdom park, inside you will find beautifully handcrafted glass mosaics inspired by Cinderella’s story, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, and Cinderella’s Royal Table where you can dine like a princess with Cinderella and other Disney princesses.
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may ride.
  • About the Ride: This famous slow-moving, spinning attraction allows you to soar around and around inside of Dumbo.
  • Genie+ Attraction: Yes

 

Enchanted Tales with Belle

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may enjoy.
  • About the Attraction: Have you ever wanted to explore Belle’s home? This is your chance! You’ll hear and experience Belle’s story with Belle herself. (Every little girl’s dream!)
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

It's a Small World at Magic Kingdom | magicintheplanning.com“it’s a small world”

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may ride.
  • About the Ride: Sail around the world in this slow-moving boat ride as you listen to dolls from around the world singing. (Yes, this song will be stuck in your head the rest of the day!)
  • Genie+ Attraction: Yes

 

Mad Tea Party

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may ride.
  • About the Ride: It’s the teacups! Take a ride in a whimsical oversized teacup. This was the first Disney ride I ever saw on television. It truly is a classic!
  • Genie+ Attraction: Yes

 

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may ride.
  • About the Ride: Take a ride in a giant beehive through the hundred-acre wood in this slow-moving, dark ride.
  • Genie+ Attraction: Yes

 

Mickey’s PhilharMagic

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may enjoy.
  • About the Attraction: Enjoy a 12-minute 3D movie starring Donald Duck and including many favorite Disney characters (including princesses!)
  • Genie+ Attraction: Yes

 

Peter Pan's Flight at Magic Kingdom | magicintheplanning.comPeter Pan’s Flight

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may ride.
  • About the Ride: When it comes to Magic Kingdom rides, this one is a true classic. It typically boasts one of the longest lines in Fantasyland, but the queue is tremendously cute and provides lots of entertainment as you make your way to the ride. Hop aboard a pirate ship and “fly” above Neverland in this slow-moving dark ride!
  • Genie+ Attraction: Yes

 

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel in Walt Disney World | magicintheplanning.comPrince Charming Regal Carrousel

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may ride.
  • About the Ride: Climb aboard a charming horse on this carousel inspired by Cinderella.
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

  • Height Restrictions: 38 inches or taller
  • About the Ride: One of Disney’s newest rides, this one is definitely a favorite. This family roller coaster takes you through the mines with Snow White’s seven dwarfs.
  • Genie+ Attraction: The Lightning Lane of this top-tier attraction is only available as an Individual Attraction purchase and not included as part of Genie+.

 

Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid at Magic Kingdom | magicintheplanning.comUnder the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may ride.
  • About the Ride: Go “under the sea” with Ariel inside a giant clamshell! This slow-moving dark ride takes you through the story of how Ariel found her prince and lived happily ever after.
  • Genie+ Attraction: Yes

 

Frontierland

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Magic Kingdom | magicintheplanning.comBig Thunder Mountain Railroad

  • Height Restrictions: 40 inches and taller
  • About the Ride: This roller coaster is themed as a runaway train, and it’s easily one of my favorite rides in the park. It’s thrilling, yet not so thrilling that it can’t be enjoyed by the whole family. (My 6-year-old daughter loved it!)
  • Genie+ Attraction: Yes

 

Country Bear Jamboree

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may enjoy.
  • About the Attraction: This 16-minute show featuring 18 Audio-Animatronics hillbilly bears is one of the last attractions Walt Disney had his hand in creating.
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may enjoy.
  • About the Attraction: This is not a ride, but rather a Western-themed shooting game. There is an additional fee for credits to play.
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom | magicintheplanning.comSplash Mountain

  • Height Restrictions: 40 inches or taller
  • About the Ride: This is undoubtedly one of the most well-known Disney attractions. Take a ride in this classic flume ride through the world of Br’er Rabbit and Br’er Fox before plummeting 5 stories into the “Brier Patch” below!
  • Genie+ Attraction: Yes

 

Tom Sawyer Island

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may enjoy.
  • About the Attraction: Take a log raft across the Rivers of America to Tom’s Landing. Once on the island, everything is self-guide.
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Liberty Square

The Hall of Presidents

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may enjoy.
  • About the Attraction: Learn about many of our nation’s historical milestones from all 44 U.S. presidents as Audio-Animatronics.
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Haunted Mansion

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may enjoy.
  • About the Ride: Climb aboard your Doom Buggy for Disney’s version of a haunted house!
  • Genie+ Attraction: Yes

 

Liberty Square Riverboat

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may enjoy.
  • About the Ride: Cruise along in this steam-powered paddle wheeler on Magic Kingdom’s Rivers of America.
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Mainstreet, U.S.A.

Horses – Disney Animals

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may enjoy.
  • About the Attraction: Spot Clydesdales, Percherons, and Belgians pull the Main Street Trolley.
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Main Street Vehicles

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may enjoy.
  • About the Attraction: Ride from one end of Main Street to the other in a horse-drawn streetcar, a Jitney, a vintage fire engine, or an omnibus.
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Couple standing in front of the Walt Disney World Railroad | magicintheplanning.comWalt Disney World Railroad

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may enjoy.
  • About the Ride: This train ride makes stops at Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, and Frontierland. Not only is it fun (and relaxing) to ride, but it may save you some walking if you are heading to any of these destinations within the park.
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Tomorrowland

Astro Orbitor

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may ride.
  • About the Ride: Fly your own rocket ship in this high-flying, spinning attraction.
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may ride.
  • About the Ride: In this slow-moving, dark ride, take aim as you fight off the Evil Emperor Zurg! This video-game-like attraction is a lot of fun and very interactive for young and not-so-young alike.
  • Genie+ Attraction: Yes

 

Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may ride.
  • About the Attraction: Take part in this interactive comedy show featuring Mike Wazowski!
  • Genie+ Attraction: Yes

 

Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom | magicintheplanning.comSpace Mountain

  • Height Restrictions: 44 inches or taller.
  • About the Ride: What’s not to love about a space-themed roller coaster in the dark?? In fact, when it comes to Magic Kingdom rides, this one is definitely one of the most thrilling!
  • Genie+ Attraction: The Lightning Lane of this top-tier attraction is only available as an Individual Attraction purchase and not included as part of Genie+.

 

Tomorrowland Speedway

  • Height Restrictions: 54 inches may drive on their own, 32 inches may drive when accompanied by someone over 54 inches tall.
  • About the Ride: Experience driving a real gas-powered vehicle through a miniature speedway in Tomorrowland.
  • Wait Time: Usually 20-30 minutes or more
  • Genie+ Attraction: Yes

 

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may ride.
  • About the Ride: Take a 10-minute tour of Tomorrowland on this futuristic transit system.
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may enjoy.
  • About the Attraction: Travel through time with a typical American family enjoying the modern technologies of each generation throughout the 20th century.
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

**I hope you enjoyed this unofficial Magic Kingdom rides and attractions guide! Looking to plan your first Walt Disney World vacation? Be sure to visit my step-by-step guide to start planning!

And be sure to visit the official Walt Disney World website for more information about your favorite rides and attractions!


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