• On Dec 31, 2016
    Patricia from NY 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.

    Do they still do the opening ceremony at Animal Kingdom when they have early morning extra magic hours?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Patricia!

    Although unofficial, the opening show at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park is probably my favorite. I love the announcement and the bird flyover. It's beautiful and very fitting for the park. I also like that Disney's Animal Kingdom Park is usually the only park to let you in a little before the scheduled opening time. While my family isn't one for early mornings, it helps if I'm able to entice my oldest with a few rides on Expedition Everest before the lines fill in!

    In my experience, the show is still performed on mornings with Extra Magic Hours, however, it happens prior to the Extra Magic Hours opening, not the regularly scheduled opening. 

    As always, please let us know if there is anything else we are able to assist you with and thank you for stopping by! Until next time, happy planning!

    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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