• On Jan 1, 2017
    Claire from GA 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've seen that there will be a new rope drop at magic kingdom starting January 9th. We have a PPO at Cinderellas Table at 8:20 am on 1/24 & are really excited about getting a picture in front of the castle with less crowds. Will that still be possible?

    Hello Claire, and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Like you, I have made many pre-park opening breakfast reservations at Cinderella’s Royal Table. There is nothing quite like the experience of dining inside the iconic and majestic Cinderella Castle and enjoying tableside royal encounters with Disney Princesses.  We have also enjoyed the magic of walking down a near-empty Main Street, U.S.A. on our way to Cinderella Castle, and, of course, taking plenty of photographs in front of the castle.

    As you know, starting January 9, 2017 there will be a new park opening show debuting on the Castle Forecourt Stage. As a result, park guests will now be able to enter the Magic Kingdom before park opening to enjoy a leisurely stroll along Main Street, U.S.A. or perhaps a quick breakfast or Starbucks coffee from the Main Street Bakery before park opening.

    Information which has been released about the new show can be found on the Disney Parks Blog. At this time, Disney has not announced when guests will first be able to enter the park. Therefore, until further details are released or the new park opening procedures come into effect, it is difficult to provide you with more specific information. While I suspect pre-park opening breakfast reservation holders will likely still be given initial access to the park before other guests, at this point it is too early to know for sure. Fortunately as the new park opening show will debut before your scheduled visit, we will likely have more information about the new park opening procedures well before your reservation. Therefore you may want to check back with us shortly.

    Wishing you all the best as you countdown to your upcoming trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Trish, Nova Scotia

Hi! I'm Trish from Canada, a single mom to two kids and a proud Disney Vacation Club member. In my circle of friends, I have a reputation for gravitating to any discussion involving Disney Parks and Resorts and would welcome the chance to share my experiences with you. Have you ever wondered what Disney Vacation Club is all about? Trying to decide if membership is right for your family? Have a question about visiting a Disney Vacation Club Resort? If so, you have come to the right place!

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