• On Aug 15, 2020
    Melissa from AL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning a trip in September. I see where MK’s posted hours are 9 am to 6 pm. Will they open an hour early (8 am) to allow Guests to shop on Main Street and/or grab a coffee from the Main Street Bakery before the official opening time of 9 am?

    Hiya Melissa!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question.

    Melissa, I am beyond thrilled for your upcoming visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth! Soon, you’ll be walking down Main Street, U.S.A as you stop to take in the delightful aroma of coffee and treats at Main Street Bakery. Perhaps after grabbing a brewed concoction, you’ll head straight for it: Cinderella Castle, newly designed and gleaming in all its magical glory! 

    You’re right about Magic Kingdom Park’s hours being from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during your visit. I contacted a Cast Member to be sure and was told the Theme Park hours are operating as stated on the Park Hours Calendar. Although sometimes the Parks might allow Guests to start coming in about 10 minutes or so earlier than the designated opening, I haven’t seen anyone allowed to go in an hour ahead of scheduled opening. Walt Disney World Resort is going above and beyond to keep Guests as safe as they possibly can and to help with that, they’re asking Guests to come at the time stated on their Disney Park Pass reservations.

    I completely understand your need to leisurely browse and shop, Melissa! Because of the reduced capacity in the Theme Parks, I have many friends who are able to spend the day playing in the Parks and still have time to shop. Just remember, no matter how many hours are in a day, don’t try to get it all done at once. I like to make a list of the things that are must-do’s for me and then spend the day soaking up all the magic! You’re sure to have a fabulous time!

    Melissa, here’s to a pixie dusted vacation at The Most Magical Place on Earth!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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