It is incredibly hard to believe that 42 years ago today, the Magic Kingdom opened it’s doors for the first time to the general public, on October 1st, 1971. Walt Disney World was officially born. Just two years ago, I was blessed, along with my wife, daughter and niece, to be there when the 40th Anniversary of the Magic Kingdom was celebrated! That day was as picture perfect as you could have — with brilliantly blue skies, nary a cloud in the sky, wonderful temperatures, and, despite the crowds, it seemed like every attraction we wanted to ride or experience had very little wait times.
Our plan of attack that day was to tackle all of the classic, opening day attractions — and we did just that and then some!
It was a wonderful day, full of wonderful memories that I remember to this day, so let me share those memories with you in the form of pictures — enjoy!
That wraps it up for us today! I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at the Magic Kingdom on October 1st, 2011 — the 40th Anniversary of the Magic Kingdom and Walt Disney World! If you are at the parks today, on it’s 42nd birthday, tell me, what is the day like for you? Let us know in the comments, and thanks!