Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Feb 4, 2010
    James from NH 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.

    How do you get chosen to do the opening for mk on the train prior to opening? Thanks

    Hi James,

    The family of the day is selected each morning from the guests arriving at Magic Kingdom. This lucky family then has a chance to meet the Mayor of Main Street, visit with a number of Disney pals including Mickey himself, and of course ride the train to the entrance to assist in the park's opening ceremony.

    There is no special line or secret word to be selected for this honor. It simply comes down to a good sprinkling of pixie dust and luck. The Cast Members are always on the look for families having a good time and enjoying their Disney vacation. The selected family is chosen early so your best chance is to arrive at least 30-45 minutes before the ceremony. Then enjoy; take pictures, smile, chat with the Cast Members and most importantly have fun. You may be the lucky family, and if not you will still be able to enjoy your day at Magic Kingdom.

    Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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