Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Apr 17, 2016
    Haley from GA 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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    We are headed to WDW this week. The park hours currently say that Magic Kingdom opens at 9:00 AM. I was wondering what time we should get to the park to see the opening show. Do they do this show before magic hours or regular hours?

    Hello, Haley! 

    The Magic Kingdom Welcome Show is always at the top of my family's must-do list. Typically this show begins about 20 minutes before theme park opening, and I suggest planning to arrive at least 35 minutes before to ensure you have plenty of time to go through the security and bag check area and the admission touchpoints. If the Magic Kingdom has morning Extra Magic Hours, then you can still expect the show to occur 20 minutes before. Be sure to check the entertainment schedule online or the My Disney Experience mobile app for the exact show time for the day you plan to visit. I hope you enjoy the Welcome Show and have a magical day in the theme park. 

    Happy Planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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