• On Sep 16, 2015
    Marjorie from VT 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.

    Going to MK 11/23/15. Are opening hours really at 9am? If so, how come in the itinerary for some character meet & greet ( like Tinkerbell), one of the time options show 8am. Does that mean we can go in early?

    Hello Marjorie!

    According to the Park Hours & Calendar, yes, the standard opening time for Magic Kingdom Park is 9am on the date you mentioned, however, the park has Extra Magic Hours that morning beginning at 8am, so many of the attractions will open then.  Extra Magic Hours are a benefit for Guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels and offers these Guests the opportunity to enjoy the participating park before the general park opening or after close. If you are staying at one of these resorts than you will be able to enter the park for the early opening. 

    Thank you so much for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel and please let us know if there is anything else we are able to assist you with.

    Magical Wishes,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm Lauren, a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family and friends. From graduations to birthdays, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon we’ve loved celebrating at the most Magical Place on Earth. I now have pre-teens who check wait times in the My Disney Experience App just for fun, so I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help you plan a little extra Pixie Dust for your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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