One of the best parts of a vacation to beautiful Orlando, Florida is visiting one of the amazing theme parks in the area. Walt Disney World has been an entertainment institution in Orlando for 50 years, and each year it gets better and better. One of the four parks that make up Walt Disney World is the Magic Kingdom, a celebration of all the classic Disney characters. Keep reading for our guide for your visit to the Magic Kingdom!
Stay Steps Away
The most important part of any vacation is finding the perfect place to stay. You don’t want to waste a moment with the hassle of getting to the parks from a hotel or vacation home that is located too far away. With our properties, not only do you get to enjoy luxury accommodations, but you can also stay as close as 5 minutes away from the gates of the Magic Kingdom. Start your day at the Magic Kingdom off right by choosing to stay in one of our properties!
Main Street, USA
When you first enter the Magic Kingdom, you’ll find yourself on Main Street, USA. This area of the Magic Kingdom is modeled after Walt’s childhood home and has the nostalgic atmosphere of a classic small town. You won’t find any attractions here, just shopping and dining up and down the street. Grab a souvenir at the Emporium, which has seemingly endless merchandise, sit down for a meal at the Crystal Palace, or snag your favorite Mickey-shaped treat at the Main Street Bakery. At the end of Main Street, USA lies Cinderella’s Castle – the perfect photo op to commemorate your trip!
As the name might suggest, Tomorrowland is dedicated to the future! A must-ride attraction here is Space Mountain, a fast paced, thrilling roller coaster ride that takes you on a journey to space. For rides that are friendly for all ages, consider hopping on the People Mover, which takes you around Tomorrowland, including a backstage view of the Space Mountain ride. The Carousel of Progress is also a perfect attraction for the whole family, a seated animatronics show about the technology of the 20th century.
Fantasyland is the part of Magic Kingdom that is truly devoted to classic Disney. Featuring iconic rides, such as “It’s a Small World” and the Mad Tea Party with its oversize spinning teacups, Fantasyland truly makes you feel like a kid again. Fly through London on Peter Pan’s Flight and journey under the sea on the Journey of the Little Mermaid. Not all the rides here are dedicated to little ones, however. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a fast-paced roller-coaster type train that takes you through the story of Snow White. Fantasyland is also home to some of the most sought-after dining reservations in Disney World. Be Our Guest Restaurant recreates the Beast’s Castle from the classic film Beauty and the Beast and offers delicious food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Cinderella’s Royal Table also has you dining in a castle, but this one features the opportunity to meet classic characters during your meal! Both require a reservation, but the experience is well worth planning in advance.
This area of the park has been styled after early Colonial America and features the patriotic attraction The Hall of Presidents. Famous for its realistic animatronic recreations of each President of the United States, this is a must-visit for any American history buff. Those who enjoy something on the spooky side will also love taking a ride through the Haunted Mansion. This classic attraction offers spine-tingling chills as you journey through a haunted estate.
Keeping with the American theme of Liberty Square, Frontierland journeys into the era of the wild west. Enjoy thrills rides such as Splash Mountain, a log flume water ride that is perfect for the hot summer Florida days. You will get wet, but you will also have so much fun! Big Thunder Mountain is the self-proclaimed “Wildest Ride in the Wilderness” and has you zip through an old west mining town. Little ones will enjoy the cheesy, but fun animatronics Country Bear Jamboree or the chance to run around and play on Tom Sawyer’s Island.
The most diversely themed area of the park is in Adventureland, a celebration of international adventures! Classic rides such as the Jungle Cruise and the Enchanted Tiki Room definitely have a nostalgic feel for Disney lovers, but may come off as a bit cheesy for first-time visitors. The Pirates of the Caribbean is the highlight here. This classic ride was famously the inspiration for the popular movie franchise and follows a band of pirates on their adventures. For food, the Dole Whip is a must-have! This pineapple-flavored soft-serve ice cream is a park favorite, especially on sunny days.
You can live your Disney dreams with a day at the Magic Kingdom! When the day comes to an end, be sure you’re booked into one of our lovely vacation villas in Orlando. Contact us today to make the most of your Disney getaway!
Orlando remains one of the most popular vacation destinations in all of Florida, and with its sunny skies, close proximity to beaches, and seemingly endless theme parks, it is easy to see why! Although known for large, attraction-filled destinations such as Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, Orlando isn’t just a family-friendly vacation destination. Those looking for a luxury getaway will be pleasantly surprised by the high-end shopping, dining, and activities here. Leave the kids at home and get pampered on your next vacation in Orlando!
Luxury Living in Orlando
A luxury vacation experience starts with your accommodations. To truly get the most of what Orlando has to offer, you don’t want to stay in a cheesy theme park hotel or book just any rental property. When you book your stay in Magnolia Villas, you are choosing some of the best luxury vacation rental properties in the entire Orlando area. Our properties are located within resort-style planned communities, where everything has been designed with the best amenities in mind. Our vacation homes will feel like a home away from home and our communities will wow you with the details. Enjoy fantastic perks to staying in a Magnolia Villas community, such as large pools with water slides and private cabanas, clubhouses complete with fitness centers and game rooms, and the perfect location to keep you close to all the fun in Orlando. Whether it’s shopping, dining, or attractions, we have the perfect property to suit your needs.
In addition to great shared amenities, our rentals themselves are amazing. Instead of sharing a small room in a theme park hotel, you can stay in an entire private home, often for the same price per night or less! Luxury can be affordable, too, with rentals from Magnolia Villas. All of our properties are beautifully furnished and include high-speed Internet, cable TV access, full kitchens with dining areas, and in-unit washers and dryers. To make your stay extra special, consider one of our properties with added perks, such as themed bedrooms, game rooms featuring pool tables or arcade games, and private pools and hot tubs in addition to the community amenities. No matter what you’re looking for in your luxury getaway or your budget, we have the perfect property for you during your next visit to Orlando!
High-End Dining and Shopping
Perhaps the best part of staying in one of our Magnolia Villas properties is the location! Staying with us means you are in close proximity to all the fun in Orlando. For those seeking a luxury shopping experience, consider heading to the Mall of Millenia. The Mall of Millenia isn’t just your standard hometown shopping mall! Here is the perfect place for a day of high-end and designer shopping, with boutiques such as Louis Vuitton, Rolex, Gucci, Prada, and Tiffany & Co. It is the best destination in Orlando for window shopping, taking home a one-of-a-kind souvenir, or even finding the perfect couture gift.
Once you have shopped to your heart’s content, consider dining at one of the upscale restaurants located within the mall. Although you’ll find more expected fast-casual dining here, such as California Pizza Kitchen or P.F. Chang’s, there are also a number of high-end restaurants, as well. Book a table at The Capital Grille, famous for its quality, dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and extensive wine menu. Winner of countless dining awards, The Capital Grille was named one of the top 50 restaurants in America and is a must on your luxury vacation to-do list! Another great choice at the Mall of Millenia is Earls Kitchen + Bar. Earls combines the quality of upscale dining with the lively and relaxed atmosphere of casual dining. Perfect for a lunch date or happy hour, Earls is a great dining destination. The Mall of Millenia is the perfect destination for your luxury vacation in Orlando!
Whether you spent the day shopping at the Mall of Millenia or trekking through one of the many theme parks in Orlando, a luxury getaway in Orlando is the perfect excuse to pamper yourself with a spa day! One of the best places in the area for relaxation and pampering is the spa at the Ritz Carlton Orlando. This 40,000 square foot spa could be an entire vacation just to itself! Choose from a carefully curated menu of services to create your perfect spa day. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor lap pool or a meal at the spa’s restaurants between your treatments. Hit up the full-service salon or barber shop after your service to glam up before you go out. The spa at the Ritz Carlton has perfected the luxury spa day experience!
When you’re ready to enjoy a luxurious experience, Magnolia Villas is here to help you make the most of your journey. Contact us today and enjoy a luxury getaway in Orlando!