• On Oct 3, 2018
    Robbie from TN 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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    we are coming to magic kingdom next week and it says the park opens at nine but when you look on events for the day it has mickey opening the park ceremony in front of castle at 8.55, are you able to enter earlier than nine but no shops and rides open 9

    Hello Robbie! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Before you know it, you will be enjoying a day in Magic Kingdom Park. How exciting! No matter how many times I visit, I still get goosebumps every time I walk down Main Street, U.S.A. and get a glimpse of Cinderella Castle. It is just so magical!

    You are correct that Let the Magic Begin takes place most days at 8:55 a.m. Even though Magic Kingdom Park opens at 9:00 a.m., Guests are typically allowed into the theme park a little earlier. In my experience last month, we were allowed in 30 minutes prior to theme park opening. You can make your way down Main Street, U.S.A., visit the shops and get some pictures in front of Cinderella Castle during that time. Then the rest of the theme park will open at 9:00 a.m. Getting there early is a great way to maximize your time in Magic Kingdom Park! The crowds are lower during this time and you can experience attractions with less wait time before the theme park starts to fill up. I highly recommend it!

    Enjoy your visit to Magic Kingdom Park, Robbie! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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