• On Mar 10, 2016
    Cli from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I noticed MK opens at 8 or 9 am on given days. The day we are going to MK, the park opens at 8 & our shuttle from our hotel leaves right at 8 so we won't get there for rope drop. Is the extra hour in the park or rope drop more worth it? Thanks!

    Greetings Cali, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, we're so glad you're here!

    Any visit to Walt Disney World Resort is unique and memorable in its own way, that's what makes Disney Destinations vacations so exceptional. There is something to see and experience which is different on each trip and experiencing "Rope Drop" is one of them.

    Disney's Magic Kingdom Park typically offers the ever-popular "Rope Drop" 10-15 minutes before park opening (subject to change), and in my opinion if I question whether or not to experience something then that means the topic needs careful consideration. I truly believe you'll enjoy the experience and the "Magic Kingdom Welcome Show" will resonate throughout your day.

    Cali, here is what you can expect based on my personal experience. Please keep in mind that times and activities are always subject to change, therefore, I encourage you to seek timely guidance from your Disney Resort Hotel Concierge Desk during your stay.

    -upon going through the Mickey Touch Points where you either scan your MagicBand or Theme Park Media Ticket Card, you will be directed to wait just below the Walt Disney World Railroad- Main Street, U.S.A. to wait for the "Magic Kingdom Welcome Show"

    -when the show is finished, Cast Members lead Guests into the Theme Park and it is expected that Guests follow until Cast Members enable them to proceed into the various lands to begin their day

    May I encourage you to take a look at My Disney Experience online and mobile app that will allow you to customize your vacation with such details as Disney Dining reservations, FastPass+ selections and personalizing your MagicBands.

    Wishing you a *Pixie Dusted* vacation Cali.

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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello there, I'm Jacqueline from Ontario! I am passionate about Walt Disney World Resort. Each of our Disney Parks vacations have been unique and memorable, bonding our family in ways like no other vacation. Disney vacations quickly became an annual tradition, and we always look forward to our next Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line vacation! I would be so happy and honored to help you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

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