• On Sep 14, 2019
    Kelly from ON 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.

    A friend told me to wait at the front gate of Magic Kingdom when the park opens to see all the characters arrive. Does that happen?

    Hi Kelly, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel - it’s absolutely wonderful to see you again!

    I have some truly fond memories of the welcome show that used to take place at Magic Kingdom Park every morning near the train station at the entrance to Main Street U.S.A. Now, there’s a brand new welcome show called “Let the Magic Begin” that takes place at Cinderella Castle every morning, where Mickey and his friends welcome everyone to Magic Kingdom Park when it officially opens for the day. This no longer takes place at the Park's "front gate" but rather inside the Park itself. 

    The great thing about this new show is that there is lots of space for Guests to be able to get a great view of the stage and when you’re making your way up to Cinderella Castle, several of the shops (including my personal favourite, Main Street Bakery) should be open up to an hour before the show for you to grab a quick bite to eat or some coffee while you wait for the Park to open. 

    I hope my answer helps you plan the perfect day at Magic Kingdom Park! Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions!

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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