• On Oct 28, 2018
    Missy from MN 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.

    We will be there between Christmas and New Years. There are extra magic hours from 8-9 at MK, will main street open before 8 for shopping? What time should we plan in getting MK?

    Welcome BACK, Missy!

    So much has happened since your last visit. We're exciting that you'll be visiting Walt Disney World Resort so soon, and during the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Definitely add some time into your Disney Days to visit the larger-than-life gingerbread displays at various Disney Resort Hotels.

    While Magic Kingdom Park recently changed its opening procedures to allow guests to start their Disney Day on Main Street U.S.A. by shopping, eating and snapping selfies about half an hour before the listed Park Hours, this usually isn't the case on mornings with early Extra Magic Hours. Cast Members have been known to sprinkle some pixie dust by sometimes letting guests through the various theme park entrance turnstiles between 7:30 and 7:45 on Magic Mornings. Although, when let in early before a morning magic hour officially starts, guests generally aren't allowed too far in to the parks, as most shops, stores and attractions are still closed at these times.

    It certainly wouldn't hurt to plan on arriving to Magic Kingdom Park around 7:30 during the week of your visit. If you are let in a bit early, you'll be able to take advantage of some great photo opportunities. And if not, you'll hopefully be one of the first guests in line to be welcomed to the Most Magical Place on Earth that day.

    We'll See You Real Soon, Missy!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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