Entering Magic Kingdom's Seven Happy Lands is an adventure in itself, either sailing across the picturesque Seven Seas Lagoon or hopping on the Disney monorail. Opening its gates on Oct. 1, 1971, Magic Kingdom has created smiles, laughter and fond memories for millions of guests ever since.
From the moment you enter Magic Kingdom you enter a storybook realm filled with Disney characters at every turn, classic attractions including Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion, and dazzling entertainment such as 'Cinderellabration', 'SpectroMagic', 'Share a Dream Come True' and 'Wishes'.
Main Street, USA is a celebration of Walt Disney's childhood memories in Marceline, Mo. This loving recreation of an early 20th century American thoroughfare comes complete with vintage barbershop and horse-drawn trolley. Main Street is also one of the stops for the vintage steam engine on the Walt Disney World Railroad - the other stops are in Frontierland and Mickey's Toontown Fair.
Be sure to go into the Harmony Barber Shop - with its hair tonics and talcum powders that line the dark burgundy shelves, you'll feel like you have stepped back in time. A turn-of-the-century Western Electric phone box is still used to make phone calls, while the cash register the barbers use to ring up their sales dates from 1912. Harmony Barber Shop performs between 350 and 400 services a week with their specialty being 'First Haircuts' for the younger guests. The Dapper Dans barbershop quartet strolls by daily, singing melodious tunes in perfect harmony and entertaining guests with their humorous banter.
Adventureland is home to the newly refurbished Pirates of the Caribbean - a rollicking buccaneer boat ride, now with the added attractions of Captain Jack Sparrow and his nemesis, Barbossa. With characters from the film and updated special effects this is one attraction you don't want to miss. The Jungle Cruise is a tongue-in-cheek trek down the world's most famous rivers, while the Swiss Family Robinson's Treehouse will bring out your inner child as you clamber around the giant tree.
Travel back in time to the Wild West as you visit a prairie outpost where cowboys and miners roam.
Frontierland is where you can catch the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad - a runaway mine train that takes you on a ride through towering mesas and an unstable mine. Music, special effects and animated creatures come together at Splash Mountain as you join Brer Rabbit in a zip-a-dee-doo-dah log ride to the Briar Patch. For a quieter time why not raft across the rivers of America to Tom Sawyer's Island to explore the trails, caves and fort in this children's adventure playground, or chill out at the Country Bear Jamboree - a raucous revue of singing bears.