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Are Disney World and Magic Kingdom the Same? | Explained

Disney World has multiple parks with different names, that it can be confusing to keep up for a first-time visitor.

In this page, we will explain whether Disney World and Magic Kingdom are the same, and what makes Magic Kingdom special.

    Are Disney World and Magic Kingdom the Same?

    Disney World and Magic Kingdom are not the same, as Magic Kingdom is one of the four parks inside Walt Disney World.

    are magic kingdom and disney world the same

    All four of the Disney World parks include:

    1. Magic Kingdom
    2. Animal Kingdom
    3. EPCOT
    4. Hollywood Studios

    Magic Kingdom is the most popular park of the four, known as the Most Magical Place on Earth, which is why it is mistakenly referred to as being the same thing.

    Magic Kingdom opened in 1971 and is also the oldest of the four parks in Disney World.

    An easy way to remember which park is Magic Kingdom is with the famous Cinderella castle, which is located in the center of the park.

    magic kingdom castle

    What is Special About Magic Kingdom?

    Magic Kingdom is perfect for all ages and does a fantastic job splitting the park by interests into 6 separate areas. 

    1. Frontierland
    2. Fantasyland
    3. Adventureland
    4. Libertysquare
    5. Tomorrowland
    6. Mainstreet USA

    Whether you are interested in thrilling roller coasters, seeing shows, shopping, or even seeing fireworks, there's absolutely something for you to enjoy.

    Every area of the park is carefully thought out, from the specific ride scenery that visitors can see while waiting in line for a ride, what the cast members will tell riders while boarding the ride, to the amazing rides theirselves.

    If you're looking to get a better feel of what to expect at Magic Kingdom, without spoiling all of the good parts, it's a perfect video to skip around in.

    Here you'll get as close to a first-hand experience at the different lands of the park, how the park is laid out, where the busier spots at the park are, and the sounds of the park in general.

    Can Disneyland Fit in Magic Kingdom?

    When combining Disneyland and California Adventure, it spans 500 acres. Magic Kingdom is about 107 acres, so no Disneyland would not fit inside of Magic Kingdom.

    However, Disneyland would fit inside several dozen times as Disney World as it is 43 square miles large, or 27,520 acres.

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