Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World opened for guests on October 1, 1971. There are a number of opening day attractions that guests can still enjoy today. Read through the list below, which contains 15 Magic Kingdom Opening attractions that are still available today.
Country Bear Jamboree
Country Bear Jamboree is found in Adventureland and has been entertaining guests since the parks opening. This attraction celebrates America’s country-western heritage as told by 18 country bears. Get ready to laugh and clap along at this country Hoedown.
Dapper Dans have been found on Main St USA since Magic Kingdom’s opening day. The Dapper Dans are a barbershop quartet who entertain guests daily on Main St USA. The term “Dapper Dan” refers to a well-dressed man and Disney’s Dapper Dans are dressed to impress each day.
Dumbo, has earned the right as a classic attraction, found in Fantasyland. However, when the park opened there was one Dumbo ride, this attraction is so popular that Disney World now has two Dumbo rides. Plus, an indoor (air-conditioned) interactive area for children to play and adults to cool down while they wait.
Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade
Guests have been aiming at targets at the Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade found in Fronteirland since October 1, 1971. For under $1.00 guests can take their aim at over 90 targets, the rifles have special infra-red lights to hit the targets.
The Jungle Cruise is a scenic boat tour found in Adventureland. Your adventure will take you on rivers from Asia, Africa and South America. A cast member will commentate your adventure on this entertaining attraction.
Mad Tea Party
Guests have been spinning on the Mad Tea Party tea cups since 1971. The classic ride, Mad Tea Party, is located in Fantasyland.
Peter Pan’s Flight
This classic is a great Fastpass+ choice as the line for this one is usually always a wait. Take flight over Neverland and more favorite scenes from Disney’s Peter Pan on Peter Pan’s Flight, on your own Pirate Ship.
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel is found in Fantasyland, ride this beautiful Carrousel where no 2 horses are alike. Read 10 Fascinating Facts about this park opening attraction.
Swiss Family Treehouse
Guests have been climbing the 116 stairs that make up the attraction, Swiss Family Treehouse since Magic Kingdom’s opening. Tour the Robinson’s home as you climb higher (up to 6 stories at peak) with photo-worthy views of Adventureland.
The Hall of Presidents
When The Hall of Presidents opened with the park in Liberty Square, Richard Nixon was the president at the time in 1971. The attraction had 36 presidents when it opened. Today, there are soon to be 44 Presidents (Once the addition of President Trump is completed).
The Haunted Mansion
The Haunted Mansion has been standing in Liberty Square since its opening. Take a ride through haunted rooms and more.
Race through Tomorrowland Speedway in Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom, as guests have since the beginning. Guests 32″ and taller may ride.
Walt Disney World Railroad Main Street U.S.A. Station
Walt Disney himself loved trains so its no surprise that a Walt Disney World Railroad surrounds the Magic Kingdom park. Guests have been enjoying the train since day one. Other stops include Fantasyland & Frontierland.
Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
Watch an enchanted show, where birds, flowers and Tiki Gods come to life, at Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room. This attraction is found in Adventureland.
it’s a small world
This slow moving boat ride, located in Fantasyland takes guests on a tour of children singing from around the globe. Guests have been singing “it’s a small world…” since Magic Kingdom’s opening day.