Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Nov 12, 2015
    Barbara from DE 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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    My question pertains to the Welcome Ceremony at the Magic Kingdom. On the days that the MK opens early for extra magic hours, will the Opening Ceremony be one hour earlier as well? I will be visiting the first week in December.

    Hi Barbara!

    The Magic Kingdom Welcome Show is one of my family's favorites!  I love being able to start our day by seeing our favorite Characters and singing along with the "Good Morning" song.  

    The show usually begins about 15-20 minutes before the Magic Kingdom opening time, even on days when there are morning Extra Magic Hours for Guests of Walt Disney World Resort hotels.  If you're staying off-site and want to see the Welcome Show, you can still arrive early, but would then have to wait until regular opening time to enter the park.  I'd recommend getting to the gates at least 30-45 minutes to be sure you find a good spot for viewing.

    Wishing you a magical vacation next month, Barbara!

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My love of Walt Disney World Resort may have started when I was a child, but I've grown to love it even more as a parent vacationing with my own kids. If you have questions about traveling with toddlers, tweens or teens, "Disney Dining" or in-park special events, ask away! Learn More About Beth

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