• On Mar 16, 2015
    Danielle from TX 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.

    Hiya! We have planned our first family Disney trip to the Magic Kingdom this April 10th. I love the Welcome Show but that day it is Magic Hours (MH). If we go for the show at 6:50, we own't be allowed to go in until 8 if we do not qualify for MH, correct?

    Hi Danielle,

    Just a few more weeks until your magical memories begin! I share your love of the Magic Kingdom Welcome Show. In fact, just this week I was finally able to get my boys there in time to see it after many attempts! They loved it and I know they will want to see it again and again, just like their mama.

    You are correct that the show typically starts about 20 minutes before the park opens, even on days with Extra Magic Hours. If you are not staying at a Disney Resort hotel and you want to see the show, you will need to arrive prior to the Extra Magic Hours opening time and then wait until the park opens to the general public to enter.

    If this is your only day to enjoy the Magic Kingdom Welcome Show and it's a must-do on your list, you might consider hopping on the Resort Monorail to enjoy some breakfast and coffee at one of the nearby Disney Resort hotels during that hour before starting your fun-filled day at Magic Kingdom park.

    I hope the "sun beams will soon smile through" on your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, Danielle. Thanks for your question!

    Happy planning,

    Andrea U.

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, North Carolina

Born and raised in Florida, I have been a fan of Walt Disney World Resort for my entire life. My husband and I love watching our preschool and kindergarten-age sons experience new attractions as they grow with each visit. In my house, we believe you’re never too old or too young to have a fantastic time at the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Andrea

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