• On Aug 8, 2018
    Elizabeth from MI 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.

    I just read something about MK opening Main Street early. Does this mean no more train bringing the characters for the opening show? If so, is there a different opening show somewhere?

    Hi Elizabeth,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! If you're at all like me, you loved getting to Magic Kingdom Park plenty early to hear the catchy "Good Morning" song and watch Mickey and his pals ride into the train station before beginning a magical day in the theme park. That was always a favorite part of my visit, but I can tell you that the all new welcome show is every bit as magical, if not more so!

    Yes, you're exactly right that Guests are now allowed on Main Street U.S.A. prior to the official park opening. You'll be invited to gather around the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage where the Let the Magic Begin show welcomes Guests to Magic Kingdom Park just before the theme park opens for the day! Royal proclamations, the perfect musical accompaniment, beloved Disney friends (including Mickey Mouse himself!), and a special surprise all kick off your wonderful day at the most magical place on earth with lots of excitement! I think you'll LOVE it!

    Other things that I love about this new show are that there is plenty of room for all of the Guests who want to see it and you're so much closer to the rest of the park, too! Right after the show concludes, you'll be allowed to enter the five other lands for a day of magic and fun. As the morning is the least crowded part of the day, it's great to be able to enjoy a couple of attractions with very little wait time!

    Please let us know if you have any other questions as you're planning your trip, Elizabeth, and have a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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