Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Nov 18, 2010
    Michelle from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello Amanda, we are headed to WDW from NC in a few short weeks! I know that MK has an opening show but wasn't sure about the other 3 parks. No one in my family is what you would call a morning person so I wanted to see if we needed to pretend to be morn

    Hi Michelle! How exciting that you'll be in Disney World in just a few weeks! The holidays are such a magical time to visit the parks!

    All four of the parks have a special ceremony in the morning before opening to guests. However, in my opinion, the others don't compare to the Magic Kingdom -- it's my favorite!  Check out this answer by my fellow Mom Whitney, in which she describes each park's opening show.

    We're not "morning people" either, but I have found that getting an early start at Disney makes all the difference. While  I wouldn't recommend arriving at the parks before they open just to see the opening ceremonies, I would recommend doing so for the short lines you'll experience first thing in the morning. If you enter the parks as soon as they open, you're able to ride so many attractions with little to no waiting. Even though my family loves sleeping in on vacation, we love avoiding lines and crowds at Disney more, so we always set the alarm so we can arrive at the park before rope drop. By late morning when everyone else has arrived, we've already done all our must-do attractions, and many more! For this reason, I'd recommend that your family pretend to be morning people. You can take a nap in the afternoon!

    Hope you have a wonderful vacation Michelle! (I might be there in a few weeks too, so if you see a fellow North Carolina gal, wave Hi!) Come see again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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