Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jun 27, 2013
    Lucas 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.

    This August will be our 4th time going to Disney and 3rd staying on sight. Do the buses run early enough to get us to MK for the opening ceremony. I have never been and would love to be there for it. Also How early should we be there to get a good spot?

    Hi Lucas!

    Congratulations on your upcoming, return visit to Walt Disney World!

    I so highly recommend that you plan to arrive at magic Kingdom one morning in time for the rope drop "Good Morning" festivities! It's a magical way to start the day and a definite video opportunity!

    Buses do indeed run early enough to arrive in time for this wonderful celebration! Disney Transportation buses begin operating shortly past 6am to whisk resort guests off to Character Dining reservations in the parks. Regular transportation to the parks begins one hour prior to the day's scheduled park hours. Be sure to check the park hours carefully as rope drop occurs about 15 minutes prior to opening - which is an hour earlier than you may expect if it happens to be an Extra Magic Hours morning! (approx. 7:45am on EMH mornings and 8:45am on regular mornings)

    I'd recommend that you head on out to your resort bus stop by 7:45am (6:45am if EMH morning) in order to ensure a timely arrival including processing through bag check and the ticket turnstiles. Once your tickets are scanned, find a spot with a great view of the Magic Kingdom train station up above, and get ready for a real treat! It's one of my favourite 'little extras' to be sure to enjoy on each trip. 

    If you have additional questions about your upcoming visit, please write me back. I'd love to hear from you again.

    Wishing you a simply Magical time at Walt Disney World Lucas!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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