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  • On Dec 28, 2011
    Melissa from CO 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.

    Our family will be arriving at MK during EMH day in March. Is the opening show with characters and the rope drop, the same thing? Will the opening ceremony be held at 8 am for EMH or would we need to come back to entrance at 9?

    Hi Melissa!  Thanks for asking such a great question.  Magic Kingdom happens to be my favorite park, and I have been fortunate enough to watch the opening ceremony with my children every time we go!  Its such a special moment and i am so glad that you'll be able to experience it in March!  The opening ceremony is held at the entrance to Magic Kingdom, and the characters ride in on the train, along with a 'family of the day' who are selected to spread a little extra "pixie dust" to those visiting Magic Kingdom!

    During Early Magic Hours, the opening ceremony at Magic Kingdom is performed at the time the park opens early for guests who are staying at select Walt Disney World resorts.  At times, the ceremony is a condensed version of the show that is usually performed at the traditional park opening.  There is no second ceremony when the park opens to all guests. 

    Wishing you a magical trip!


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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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