• On Jan 15, 2020
    Jim from AZ 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.

    MK has a ticketed morning event from 7:45 to 9am. The park opens at 9am. If we get there before 9 can you still rope drop and see the characters opening skit at the castle?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with a great question, Jim!

    I have magical news for you! Guests with regular admission tickets are welcome to enter Magic Kingdom Park up to one hour prior to opening time even on days where a special event or Extra Magic Hours are offered. This is a great opportunity to arrive early and take a stroll down Main Street U.S.A. Many shops may be open at this time, including Main Street Bakery, so you can plan to grab a cup of coffee and a bite to eat, and make your way to the front of Cinderella Castle for a very magical morning welcome! Let the Magic Begin is a special opening ceremony that takes place about 5 minutes before the park is scheduled to officially open. Guests are greeted by Mickey Mouse along with other Disney friends, and you can enjoy the show and head over to your favorite attractions after rope drop. Do not forget to check the Walt Disney World Resort calendar to confirm the theme park schedule for the date of your visit.

    If you ever plan on getting a very early start to your day at Magic Kingdom Park, then I highly recommend Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland. This limited-entry, early-access experience is just the perfect way to be among the first Guests to enter the park and enjoy 7 popular Fantasyland attractions including Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan’s Flight, and iconic “it’s a small world”. A delicious all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast with several morning favorites is included, and please note that Guests must also have regular theme park admission in addition to the special event ticket.

    I hope this helps you plan a magical morning, Jim! Come back to visit us real soon with more questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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