1. Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World Resort Lake Buena Vista, FL 407-824-4321
(C)29 (A)26 (P)27 (S)27 ($)VE
It's pure "magic" at this undisputed crown jewel in Disney's 47-square-mile empire (encompassing theme parks, water wonderlands, and hotels), thanks to fireworks, parades, rides, and meals with Mickey that "bring out the kid in everyone." "No matter how many times you go," there's always more to do, eat, and explore, so you'll "need two days to really see" everything. Shrewd use of the free FastPass system helps you navigate more quickly. Guests at on-site lodgings get in an hour early on Sunday and Thursday.
How to read the ratings
A = Adult Appeal
P= Public Facilities
S = Service
(Each category has a maximum rating of 30.)
$ The cost icon reflects the price for one child and one parent during high season.
I = inexpensive ($15 and below)
M = moderate ($16-$30)
E = expensive ($31-$60)
VE = very expensive (above $60)