• On Feb 28, 2017
    Carolyn from ON 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 are going to MK on March 16 when the Park "opens" at 8am. How early do they open the main gates to let the crowd gather for rope drop? (and is rope drop at the Castle now?) Thank you!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Carolyn.

    Magic Kingdom Park awaits your discovery and exploration bright and early. I would recommend being at the entrance roughly one (1) hour before park opening to enjoy tasty treats and fresh coffee at Main Street Bakery and to capture magical memories with the help of Disney PhotoPass® professional photographers, before you make your way to Cinderella Castle for your Royal morning greeting with Let the Magic Begin welcome show. What a positively perfect way to begin your day!

    Carolyn, I hope you enjoy the rest of your touring and consider dining at Be Our Guest Restaurant or at Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen, our newest dining venues

    Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire musical extravaganza will delight you throughout the day at Cinderella Castle Forecourt stage, not to mention all the Magic Kingdom Park Parades & Evening Spectaculars.

    Please make sure you finalize your plans with My Disney Experience online and mobile app- a handy tool for managing your plans and retrieving important Theme Park information during your visit, using complimentary Resort Guest WiFi.

    Best Disney Wishes~
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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello, from Ontario, Canada! I am a former band and visual arts teacher who is retired and home full-time always planning my next Disney Destination vacation. I would be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, with a few personal first-hand tips for sailing with Disney, walking in Walt's footsteps at Disneyland Resort and travelling with a special needs family member. Learn More About Jacqueline

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