When your feet start to ache from walking around the Magic Kingdom all day at Walt Disney World, you might begin to wonder just how far you’ve walked. Knowing the exact acres of the Magic Kingdom is also a great way to impress your friends at your next Disney themed trivia game.
The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL is 107 acres total and is divided into six different themed lands. The Magic Kingdom is only the third largest theme park at Walt Disney World. It is smaller than Animal Kingdom and EPCOT, but a few acres larger than Hollywood Studios.
The 107 acre total reflects all parts of the Magic Kingdom, including some areas that are for Cast Members only and are off limits to regular theme park guests. Keep reading for a size comparison of each land in the Magic Kingdom, specifically the sections available to theme park guests.
At 107 Acres, Magic Kingdom is Smaller Than Other Parks, but Remains the Most Popular
If you are going to Walt Disney World and not visiting the Magic Kingdom, you are just doing it wrong. That is why despite being one of the “smaller” parks on Walt Disney World property, it is by far the most visited of the four.
The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL was the second theme park built by Walt Disney after Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. Most likely due to land constraints in the area of the park in California, Disneyland is smaller than Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. The Magic Kingdom in Florida is 57 acres larger than Disneyland in California.
Acres of Each Land in The Magic Kingdom
The Walt Disney Company’s calculation of total acres in the Magic Kingdom does not separate the total by land in the park. But using a simple online tool to calculate acreage based off of Google Maps I was able to determine the size of each land in the Magic Kingdom as the following:
- Main Street USA – About 12 acres
- Tomorrowland – About 8 acres
- Fantasyland – About 15.5 acres
- Liberty Square – About 4.5 acres
- Frontierland – About 8.5 acres (Plus Tom Sawyer’s Island is an additional 1.7 acres)
- Adventureland – About 11.5 acres
Comparing Each Walt Disney World Theme Parks Size in Acres
The Magic Kingdom is the third largest Walt Disney World theme park. The following is the ranking of each park’s size based largest to smallest:
- Animal Kingdom – About 300 acres
- EPCOT – About 200 acres
- Magic Kingdom – About 107 acres
- Hollywood Studios – About 103 acres
The acre totals listed above reflect the in park areas accessible to regular park guests like you and I. Some articles online list the parks slightly larger or smaller than what I have listed above.
This is due to counting Cast Member only areas, parking lots, or outdated information. This is also why the totals I have listed above are lower for parks like Animal Kingdom or EPCOT that have more well-known acre estimates of 580 acres and 300 acres respectively.
However, I have double checked the “day guest” acres listed above for each park myself using the online acreage mapping calculator. Therefore, I’m confident that the totals I have listed will be the most accurate and up to date for 2020 and beyond.
Magic Kingdom is Gradually Expanding in Size, But Space is Limited
Of course, Walt Disney himself said that the theme parks would never be finished. So the Magic Kingdom won’t always stay exactly 107 acres. In fact, it is already expanding now.
As part of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2021, the Magic Kingdom (along with the whole Florida resort) is getting some upgrades that will change its size. Specifically the TRON roller coaster being added to Tomorrowland near Space Mountain.
When TRON opens in 2021 it should add another 8 – 10 acres or so according to the acreage calculator map. But other than the addition of TRON, there is not too much more land available to expand to in the future.
So even though the Magic Kingdom will always be the quintessential Walt Disney World theme park, and an undeniable classic, it will never be the largest theme park in Florida. Though I think this is one case in which we can all agree that size may not really matter that much.