Well, that's not going to stop us from trying! Actually, we decided to check out just the park's opening day attractions that are still up and running to experience just what Magic Kingdom was like back on opening day. Will you join us?
Prince Charming's Regal Carousel
A carousel plays an important role in Disney lore, as Walt used to take his daughters to ride a carousel on their special days together, and meanwhile he dreamed about a place where he and his kids could play together! Thus we have Disney parks!
Also, one of the horses on this carousel is specially designated for Cinderella. How do you know which one? By the golden ribbon tied to the horse's tail!
"it's a small world"
Not Pictured: Mad Tea Party - This attraction, also referred to as the "spinning tea cups", is a Disney icon! It's hard to imagine Walt Disney World, or any Disney park, without this whimsical ride.
Peter Pan's Flight
Not Pictured: Tomorrowland Speedway - Continuing our journey, we have to drop by the Tomorrowland Speedway, a fun attraction that let's kids safely drive the adults around! Kids from the seventies enjoyed sitting behind the wheel, and kids still do today.
Frontierland Shooting Arcade
Not Pictured: Country Bear Jamboree - This show was one of the last that Walt personally had a hand in. One particular bear that has been a favorite with guests since 1971 is Big Al and his song "Blood on the Saddle!"
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Not Pictured: Jungle Cruise - Adventureland's Jungle Cruise is another Disney park staple and definitely a must-do on our visit back to the seventies! Speaking of the seventies, did you know that one of the natives actually yells out "I love disco!" during the ride?
Not Pictured: The Swiss Family Treehouse - Walt Disney's film version of this classic story was a huge success back in the day, and the elaborate treehouse from that film has existed in the Magic Kingdom's Adventureland since opening day! This treehouse is truly amazing and very detailed, and it's a must-do on our opening day to-do list.
Not Pictured: Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room - Next up is the Enchanted Tiki Room. Walt dreamed up the idea of having talking birds for a restaurant; but the idea grew so big that it eventually became a show. Everyone knows the song and guests in the seventies enjoyed the original version which, fortunately, has now made a return to the park!
The Hall of Presidents
Not Pictured: The Haunted Mansion - Still extremely popular today, the Haunted Mansion combines great storytelling with smart technology and lots of details for a ride that is incredibly impressive to guests even forty years after its appearance!
Walt Disney World Railroad
While there is a statue of Walt and Mickey in front of the castle, a statue was made of Roy and Minnie for his efforts. It can usually be found close to the entrance of the park. Be sure to drop by and visit.