Girl at Disneyworld
  • On Jul 6, 2023
    Beverly diane from Metro Manila Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are the disney shops at Magic kingdomopen before 8:45am? Is there any way I can enter the park earlier, before opening hours? Planning to get the sched for capture the moment at 8:45am. But I still need to buy stuff for the gender reveal from the store. :)

    Welcome back to planDisney, Beverly Diane!

    Thank you for stopping by once again with another magical question. We are excited to continue to help you plan an unforgettable gender reveal photo session at the Walt Disney World Resort. 

    Magic Kingdom Park shops are usually open during scheduled park hours, so even if you are staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel and taking advantage of Early Theme Park Entry (also available at other participating hotels), I think it will still be too close to your scheduled Capture Your Moment session. Early Entry hours at Magic Kingdom Park usually start at 8:30 AM, so I highly recommend bringing everything you need instead of browsing the shops just minutes before your photo session (park hours are subject to change without notice).

    Although I love the Emporium at Magic Kingdom Park, I believe you may find more options for your gender reveal at Disney Springs. Do you have time to plan a visit to Disney Springs before the date of your Capture Your Moment session? I recommend stopping by World of Disney and Disney’s Wonderful World of Memories to shop for cute items. I bought special Mickey ear hats for my girls at Disney’s Wonderful World of Memories last year and had them embroidered at the store. However, if you cannot do some shopping before your visit, I also suggest checking out options available online at and having your purchase delivered to your home before traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort. Shopping ahead will also avoid the frustration of not finding items you hoped to use for the gender reveal photo session.

    It was a pleasure answering your question, Beverly Diane. I hope this information is helpful and that you have a magical Capture Your Moment session!

    Best Disney wishes,
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My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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