Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 6, 2009
    Kathleen 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.

    Does the MK have opening ceremony on early EMH days? Where's a good spot to watch them? When should I get to the park? How long does it take to get to the MK from WL?

    Hi, Kathleen!  There is a minimal open ceremony on extra magic hours days at the Magic Kingdom, but not like the one you will experience on a normal morning.  There are no characters on the train or anything like that.  Your best vantage point for the opening ceremony either time is just as you come through the gates.

    I try to get to the theme park 20-30 minutes before opening on a morning without extra magic hours.  There can be quite a log jam early in the morning, but it is nice to be there when the park opens! 

    I would allow 30 minutes travel time from the Magic Kingdom to Wilderness Lodge.  My family really loves the boat ride you can take from the Wilderness Lodge to the Magic Kingdom.

    Have a great 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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