• On Aug 2, 2019
    Lisa from WI 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.

    Found this panel answer: All guests are welcome to enter MK one hour prior to park opening time, so if park is scheduled to open at 8am you will be able to make your way through Main St beginning at 7am. Can you go inside park to get picture b4 they open?

    Hi Lisa!  Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with another great question!

    Guests are absolutely welcome to take photos in Magic Kingdom Park prior to the official park opening time.  While the rides and attractions will not be open yet, Guests may enter the gates and make their way up Main Street, U.S.A. for the opening ceremonies, called Let the Magic Begin.  This welcome show takes place on the stage in front of Cinderella Castle 5 minutes prior to park open every day.  You are correct; if the stated park opening time is 8:00 am, Guests may enter the park as early as 7:00 am.  Along the way, Guests are welcome to browse the shops, grab a bite to eat and a favorite Starbucks beverage at Main Street Bakery, or stop for some photos.  You will find Disney PhotoPass photographers in the entrance plaza in front of the train station, as well as various locations on Main Street, U.S.A.  The walkways to the various lands will be roped off until the Let the Magic Begin has ended.  I have attached this map of Magic Kingdom Park to hopefully give you a better idea of where guests are permitted to go prior to official opening time.  The circle area in the center of the park, affectionately known as "the hub", is as far as Guests may go.

    Lisa, I hope my explanation was clear.  If you have any additional questions, please feel free to visit the Moms Panel again.  We are always happy to help.

    Have a wonderful visit!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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