Mom With Kids After RunDisney; Mickey Fantasia Hat; Donald Duck Hat; Goofy Hat
  • On Aug 5, 2011
    Erika from PA 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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    Great Panel and Great Info. What would you recommend we do to better our chance of being First Family at Magic Kingdom?

    Hi Erika!

    The Magic Kingdom Opening Ceremony is a favorite for my son and I because it is so magical to watch Mickey Mouse and the first family of the day open up the Magic Kingdom!

    As far as being the Magic Kingdom family of the day or the first family that gets to open the Magic Kingdom with Mickey Mouse there is no guarantee of getting this special honor, but there are some things that you can do to increase your chances. Here are some suggestions for you that may increase your chances of getting selected:

    1. Wear matching, bright color shirts
    2. Try to be the first family waiting to get into the Magic Kingdom that morning (you will have to get there an hour or more earlier than the Magic Kingdom is scheduled to open on that particular day)
    3. Talk to the Cast Members at the ticket turnstiles find out about them and tell them about your family
    4. Make sure that you have your children with you- often a family of four is chosen

    I hope that your gets to be the first family on your next Walt Disney World vacation!

    Keep Dreaming Big!
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Meet the Panelist: Marc, New York

I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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