There are few feelings in the world that compare to how it feels to stand in the Magic Kingdom, at the base of Main Street USA on a sunny Orlando morning…the castle is straight ahead, and the feeling is one of possibility, nostalgia, fun, and maybe even hunger (with smells from the bakery wafting through the air).
If you have never been to WDW, trust me it is an amazing sight to see…and to think that is only the beginning…beyond Main Street there are the other lands of the Magic Kingdom to explore, and beyond that the other parks and water parks and night life…
One of the more “WOW” inducing sights is the unique (large/giant/really big) icon present at each of the 4 parks:
Magic Kingdom has Cinderella’s Castle
Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella’s Castle was completed in 1971 and while it appears to be made of brick, it is actually composed of steel, concrete, and fiberglass. It is more than twice the height of Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty castle in California
Epcot has the Spaceship Earth sphere
Epcot’s Spaceship Earth houses the attraction Spaceship Earth, a 13 minute ride through the advances in human communication throughout the years. The structure is one of the most recognizable in Walt Disney World, and is designed with a gutter system so that when it rains, the water doesn’t drip down onto innocent passerby
Disney’s Hollywood Studios has the Sorcerer’s Hat
Animal Kingdom has the Tree of Life
The Tree of Life is 14 stories tall and has 325 animals carved into its base
Aside from distinguishing the parks, these icons are truly breathtaking, in both their size and detail.
Something else to note is that when night falls, it all changes…becoming even more breathtaking
The parks light up in ways you never thought possible…
The overall effect is not to be missed…
and just because the sun has set doesn’t mean the party is over.
There is so much to see at WDW, espcially if you are a visual person, there is no better place to go…you are bound to find something that will take your breath away