This Day in Disney History
October 1, 1971: The Magic Kingdom opens to guests for the first time!
The day everyone was waiting for! Amid fanfare, the Magic Kingdom in Central Florida welcomes it’s first guests. The park layout was almost the same as Disneyland’s in California, and opened with 23 attractions. Along with the Magic Kingdom’s opening, the Contemporary Resort and the Polynesian Resort also opened and began hosting guests.
October 1 is a big day in Disney’s history!