• On Feb 8, 2017
    Joanne from Essex Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there again. Just wondered how early you can now get into MK to watch the show by the castle . Does it start when the park opens or just before.We are staying off property so don't have magic hours. Thankyou again for your help

    Hello Joanne!  Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    The Let the Magic Begin Welcome Show at Magic Kingdom is a magical way to start your day.  Gathered with fellow Guests in the hub in front of Cinderella Castle, Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters help usher in a brand new day at Walt Disney World Resort with fanfare, fun and a few Endlessly Magical Disney surprises.

    The Let the Magic Begin Welcome Show begins roughly 5 minutes before the scheduled park opening time for Magic Kingdom.  To ensure Guests can experience the magic, the entrance to Main Street, U.S.A. is usually open 20-25 minutes before the show begins.  Even during Extra Magic Hours, Let the Magic Begin still begins 5 minutes before the official park opening for the day and all guests are granted access to Main Street, U.S.A. 20-25 minutes before the show and official park opening time.

    During the time before the show, Main Street Bakery is open to offer up grab and go breakfast options and Starbucks coffee and Guests are free to enjoy the splendor and charm of Main Street, U.S.A.  As well, various shops will be open for you to browse and pick up your Walt Disney World necessities and souvenirs even before the official magic begins.

    For Guests who purchase Memory Maker, Disney PhotoPass Photographers will be on hand to capture that ever elusive perfect family photo with Cinderella Castle in the background. 

    Have a Magical Vacation!
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Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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