• On Jan 26, 2017
    Ana cecilia from RJ 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.

    New 'Let the Magic Begin' welcome show, anyone has seen it and can suggest best spot? Baby is an early riser so it's perfect in our plans to arrive earlier to MK.

    Hi Ana Cecilia!

    Thanks for stopping by with your question about the new "Let the Magic Begin" welcome show.

    No more waiting outside the gates to enter Magic Kingdom Park in the mornings - guests are now invited to walk right down the middle of Main Street U.S.A. and make their way to Cinderella Castle for a special royal greeting!

    Guests will be allowed to enter the park one hour prior to park opening, so having a little early riser in the family will certainly work in your favor! As you make your way down Main Street, there will be several shops open for business. Feel free to pop in to Main Street Bakery for a bite or grab your favorite morning beverage at Starbucks. (Moms Panel Tip: if you're on the Disney Dining Plan, any size Starbucks beverage can be purchased with one snack credit - go ahead and order the Venti!)

    Photopass photographers will be waiting to take photos of guests from the Main Entrance to Cinderella Castle - make sure to stop and capture some magical memories with your little one.

    The welcome show takes place on the Castle Forecourt Stage, so any spot with a clear view of Cinderella Castle will be a perfect vantage point to watch the show. I prefer anywhere between the Partners Statue (the statue of Walt and Mickey in the center of the hub) to the edge of the paved area in front of the castle. If you get too close, you won't have a full view of the stage, so I like to stand back a bit and take it all in.

    I hope you enjoy your vacation, and the new Let the Magic Begin welcome show. With lots of Disney Characters and even a sprinkling of pixie dust by the Fairy Godmother, it's an awesome way to start your Disney day! Have a magical time! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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