Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Sep 13, 2012
    Jasmine from GA 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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    Is it really worth entering the park for MNSSHP early?. We have reservations at Kona Cafe at 5:15 and I am debating canceling them to enter the park early but wondering if it will really be worth it? We leave in 45 days Help!

    Hi Jasmine,

    The official MNSSHP activities don't get going until 7:00. You won't miss any of the parades/fireworks/candy/etc. if you show up at the official party start time.

    The one area where showing up early can help is with character greetings. The lines for some of the characters, most notably the seven dwarfs, can easily be more than an hour and a half during MNSSHP. Guests who have their heart set on a photo with the dwarfs should plan to be in the park early to get in line. If you arrive early for the dwarf line, then you can have your photo near the start of the party so you won't miss other events.

    So, keep your Kona if you just want the party without the dwarfs. But if you want a dwarf photo, I'd suggest that you cancel Kona and get in the dwarf line early.

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know if you have additional questions.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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