Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jan 22, 2012
    Jennifer from TX 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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    When we were at Disney World the last time we noticed that a family gets to ride the train, open the park and then ride the little fire truck into the park. What is the selection process to be selected as the family that opens the park?

    Hi, Jennifer! The short answer is: by being lucky! There is no real formula behind the Cast Member choices for these special moments. There might be some advantages to arriving early at a particular location, or acting particularly enthusiastic, but these are "tips" that are strictly the stuff of legend. I'd suggest trying those two approaches and making sure to interact with the Cast Members on scene. From there, it's just a matter of being properly pixie dusted. Good luck! See you later, celebrator, -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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