• On Jan 16, 2020
    Andrew from WI 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 see that some of the shop hours on Main Street USA are 7:45am but the park doesn't open until 9:00am. Do you need special tickets to get in early to shop?

    Hi, Andrew!  Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm not normally a morning person, but that certainly changes when I visit the Walt Disney World Resort.  I like to start my days at the theme parks bright and early when the crowds are at their lowest.  It's amazing how many attractions you can experience during those early morning hours!

    In my experience, Cast Members typically start letting guests through the Magic Kingdom Park gates with their regular theme park tickets earlier than the advertised park opening time.  Unless they have a pre-park opening breakfast reservation, guests are not allowed past the Cinderella Castle hub area until the park officially opens for the day.  However, many of the shops along Main Street, U.S.A. will be open at this time, so it's a great opportunity to look for that perfect souvenir to treasure for yEARs to come.

    Wishing you a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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