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  • On May 7, 2012
    Jill from PA 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.

    My parents said that the train pulls in at the Magic Kingdom with all of the characters aboard,...balloons,confetti,...and it was awesome !!!! Does this still happen ???,...we are booked for the week of Sept.16th,...celebrating my grandbabys' 5th birthday,

    HI Jill!  What a great way to celebrate a 5th birthday!  That will be a very memorable one for sure!  You should check out these ideas for helping make Disney World birthdays extra special.

    You are probably talking about the opening ceremony at the Magic Kingdom.  It is truly one of the most magical experiences at Disney World!  You definitely want to catch it at least once.  It takes place right before Magic Kingdom is scheduled to open.  The characters do ride in on the Walt Disney World Railroad, and they have music, dancing, confetti and more!  As a true Disney lover, it makes me choke up emotionally each and every time I see it! 

    Take note, that on days when Magic Kingdom has Extra Magic Hours scheduled at that park, there will be only one opening ceremony, right before it opens.  It will not take place again before it opens to those that are not Disney World resort guests. 

    I hope this helps and I hope your family has a magical birthday vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Lori, Indiana

I am currently a homeschool, soccer mom to two active teenage boys. My family loves everything about Disney! Walt Disney World, Disneyland, runDisney, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club have been a part of countless magical memories for us through the years. I cannot wait to help you make your own magical memories at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Lori

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