Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Apr 23, 2011
    Jamie from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How does Disney select the families to do special things such as: open the park for MK by riding in on the train in the pre-show for the park opening?

    Hi Jamie,

    I have never been chosen but some friends of mine just visited Disney World for the first time last month and they were selected.  It was AMAZING for them and I am thrilled that they were selected.  Now they understand why I LOVE going to Disney World.

    Each morning a family is randomly selected.  I would suggest being there early.  It won't guarantee anything but may give you a better chance of catching the eye of the right Cast Member and being selected with fewer people around you.

    I think that being chosen as the family to help open the Magic Kingdom would be one of those special memories that would last a lifetime.  I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!  Wishing you many magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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