Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Sep 2, 2011
    Brenda from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Which parks have a show during the park opening?

    Hi Brenda!

         Every Walt Disney World Park has a unique "Opening Ceremony" and only the brave of heart (those who are willing to get up early on vacation) get to witness these magical shows! My all time favorite opening ceremony is at Magic Kingdom where there is singing and dancing at the Walt Disney World Railroad Station as well as a special appearance of Mickey Mouse and friends, who arrive on a train to greet the guests. A specially picked family helps Mickey count down to open the Magic Kingdom. My second favorite is the Animal Kingdom opening ceremony with appearances by some of your favorite Disney Characters parading in front of the Tree of Life. At Epcot a young child gets to open the park with a magic wand and a family gets to make a special appearance in a Test Track Car along with some Disney Characters. In Hollywood Studios, they shoot a movie scene with a lucky couple or a small family.

         The Opening Ceremonies occur right before the Park opens, usually about 5-10 minutes before the official Park opening time. I would recommend that you show up 20 to 30 minutes before the official Park opening time so that you can go through the bag check and ticket stations and get to the area just inside the Park where the Opening Ceremony takes place.

    I hope that you get to witness some magical Opening Ceremonies at Walt Disney World!

    Keep Dreaming Big!
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