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  • On Aug 5, 2011
    Elizabeth from NJ 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.

    Hi Moms Panel! I have only witnessed the MK opening ceremony while trying to catch a monorail. I definitely want to see it on my next trip. Where would you get the best view (and best chance to be chosen as the special family)? Inside the Park or outside?

    Hi Elizabeth!

         The Magic Kingdom Opening Ceremony is a favorite for my son and I because it is so magical to watch Mickey Mouse open up the Magic Kingdom! The Magic Kingdom Opening Ceremony happens every day about 10 to 15 minutes before the park is scheduled to open. The Magic Kingdom Opening Ceremony happens before Morning Extra Magic Hours as well. The best place that I have found to watch this incredible Opening Ceremony is right after the ticket turnstiles directly in front of the Walt Disney World Railroad Station.  I would recommend that you be at the Magic Kingdom gates 30 minutes before the park is scheduled to open so that you get through the bag check and the ticket booths to get a great spot for the Magic Kingdom Opening Ceremony.

         As far as being the Magic Kingdom family of the day that gets to open the Magic Kingdom with Mickey Mouse there is no guarantee of getting this special honor, but there are some things that you can do to increase your chances.  If you wear matching, bright color shirts and try to be the first family waiting to get into the Magic Kingdom that morning (you will have to get there an hour or more earlier than the Magic Kingdom is scheduled to open) it may increased your chances of getting selected.

    I hope that your next Walt Disney World vacation is filled with magic and memories!

    Keep Dreaming Big!
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Meet the Panelist: Marc, New York

I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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