• On Jun 7, 2017
    Giannina 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.

    I am a little confused, Magic Kingdom opens at 9:00 but the let the magic begin start at 8:45? Can I enter the part before 9:00 am?

    Hi Giannina,

    There is nothing like stepping onto Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom and seeing the majestic Cinderella Castle in the distance, especially first thing in the morning. Earlier this year, park opening procedures changed at Magic Kingdom. Guests are now able to enter onto Main Street, U.S.A. approximately one hour before Park opening to grab a quick breakfast at the Main Street Bakery, shop for souvenirs at the Emporium, take a photo in front of the Castle, or just leisurely soak up the atmosphere as the Park gets ready to come to life. 

    After you have enjoyed all of the sights, sounds and offerings along Main Street, U.S.A. you will want to make your way down to the Castle Forecourt Stage where the new Let the Magic Begin opening ceremonies take place. The show will kick off each morning approximately 5 minutes before Park opening time, with Mickey and the gang taking to the stage to officially open the Park for the day. At this time, the rest of the Park and attractions will be officially opened to guests.

    Giannina, I hope you enjoy this bit of extra time in the morning on Main Street, U.S.A. during your next visit to Magic Kingdom.

    Magically Yours,

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