Forty years ago tomorrow the Magic Kingdom, part of the greater Walt Disney World, officially opened to guests. A lot of folks would rather ignore their 40th birthday, but after all those years of creating magic memories for millions of visitors, the Magic Kingdom's special anniversary is happily being celebrated.
While the park has changed quite a bit over those forty years, there's still plenty of original attractions to be found. The Enchanted Tiki Room, Dumbo, Haunted Mansion, Hall of Presidents, Jungle Cruise... there's plenty of original magic to be found.
The future of the park is as bright as ever, as the large Fantasyland expansion is well underway with a phased opening planned to start late next year. The greater resort, which has expanded to four theme parks, two water parks, more hotels than I can count, and almost every other recreational activity out there, has plenty planned for the future, too.
Here's to another forty years - I have a feeling the park will look just as great at 80!