According to 2011 data, Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort located near Orlando, Florida hosted approximately 17 million visitors, making it the most visited theme park in the world. This theme park is one of four theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort and opened on Oct. 1, 1971. Designed and built by WED Enterprises, the park's layout and attractions are similar to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California but was built in a larger area and improved upon the design of Disneyland in several ways. No trip to Disney World is complete without visiting the Magic Kingdom. Even with new policies now allow cast members to walk freely through the park in whatever outfit they happen to be wearing. The official tagline for Disneyland is The Happiest Place On Earth, while the tagline for Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom is, The Most Magical Place On Earth. In 1994, in order to differentiate it from Disneyland, the park was officially renamed to Magic Kingdom Park but is most often simply called Magic Kingdom.
The Magic Kingdom is highly technical and has left lesser places outdated and obsolete. The Magic Kingdom is divided into five distinct areas or lands all meeting at the top of Main Street U.S.A. right in front of Cinderella Castle. These are names as Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Liberty Square and Adventureland. Each land is themed to its appropriate title and maintaining that theme is paramount to the parks operation. A Big network of underground tunnels connect all areas of the Magic Kingdom. You will never miss Space Mountain which is one of the best attractions at the Magic Kingdom.
The Walt Disney Company began construction on Magic Kingdom and the entire resort in 1967 after Walt Disney death although Walt Disney himself had been highly involved in planning Magic Kingdom opened as the first part of Walt Disney's planned Florida Project on Oct. 1, 1971. The park opened with 23 attractions, three unique to the park and 20 copies of attractions at Disneyland. It was the only theme park on the resort at the time and opened concurrently with two hotels on the property.
In the words of Roy O. Disney, "Walt Disney World is a tribute to the philosophy and life of Walter Elias Disney... and to the talents, the dedication, and the loyalty of the entire Disney organization that made Walt Disney's dream come true. May Walt Disney World bring Joy and Inspiration and New Knowledge to all who come to this happy place ... a Magic Kingdom where the young at heart of all ages can laugh and play and learn — together." i>