EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Aug 30, 2015
    Rebecca from NJ 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.

    We're hoping to be at MK for opening ceremonies this november - the schedule says it's a 9am open time for our day's visit...any suggestions on how early to arrive to ensure we are there for the show? thanks!!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Rebecca! 

    The Magic Kingdom Welcome Show, also known as "Rope Drop," begins each day at 8:40am and lasts approximately 10 minutes. To ensure you get a great spot for this perfect way to start your day, I would plan on arriving at Magic Kingdom by 8:00am. Cast Members usually have hula hoops and other fun activities available for children to help bide time while you wait. I also recommend not getting too close as the show will take place at the train station which is elevated above the Magic Kingdom entrance. 

    I hope this helps! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us again with any additional questions you may have.

    Have a magical day, 

    Faith D. 
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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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