No visit to Florida would be complete without a few days spent at the Magic Kingdom, otherwise known as Disney World. All of Disneyland in California would fit into just one of the worlds in Disneyland. Some of the rides are longer than that of the California park. That is mostly because there is a lot more water in Florida than there is in Southern California.
Temporary Closure of Magic Kingdom due to Coronavirus
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Hours for the Magic Kingdom are Thursday from nine till eight, Friday from nine to nine, Saturday from nine until ten at night and Sunday through Wednesday from nine to nine. Check with the park website for details about when parades and other events take place.
Attending this theme park is often a family event or even a tradition. In one case, the mother marched in the ten year anniversary parade at the age of fifteen. Her daughter visited the park at about the same age many years later. Some things never change, they only get better.
Because this park is so large, it may take two or three days to take it all in, at least for the first time. It will take longer if young children are along, as they will need to have shorter days in the park. It is wise to plan accordingly so that there is plenty of time.
At different times of year some of the shows change. As an example, at Christmas there are likely to be some that use Christmas music. Santa has been known to make visits at this time of year as well, especially in the parades.
One of the best rides in the park is the river boat. It is on a natural waterway, which is not the case at Disneyland. The ride is longer and the boat is larger. It may be possible to visit the wheelhouse and experience the ride from there under the right circumstances.
Near the Magic Kingdom is EPCOT, a concept that Walt Disney came up with when designing Disneyworld. It is as much a part of Disneyworld as the park itself, although it is on a different campus. There are representations of all of the continents in this park, including foods that might be served there.
In 2016 EPCOT started some major renovations that should be completed by now. It is a fascinating place to visit and should be considered as an add-on to a trip to Disneyworld.
There are RV resorts near both parks, but they can be as expensive as a hotel. However, there are some smaller parks and campgrounds that aren’t as expensive.