Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Oct 25, 2012
    Jennifer from FL 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.

    My husband, daughter, and I are new WDW Season Passholders. How is the Fantasyland preview supposed to be different from the dress rehearsals? Is it worth the time to go to the preview? We will be there 11/4-11/9.

    Hi, Jennifer!  I think by dress rehearsals, you mean soft opening, so I'll base my answer on that.  If I'm wrong, please let me know that I misunderstood!

    A soft opening is something that isn't really predictable.  While they are preparing for the grand opening, they will let guests in to check out some of the attractions.

    The biggest difference is that the preview days should be virtually the same as going after it's officially open.  Things should be up and running as they will be when the area opens to the general public.  You can't really rely on that with a soft opening, as they may be testing or trying some things, while others are still closed.

    I always love the passholder preview events, but if you're traveling from a distance, it may be fine to just hope for some soft opening sneak peeks. 

    Have a wonderful vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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