• On Feb 22, 2018
    Paulina from NJ 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.

    Hello! We will be staying off-property. The day we are planning to visit MK, there will be EMH. I know that you have to stay on-property to enjoy the rides and entertainment, but can we still walk around the park and shop during this time?

    Hello, Paulina!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We are delighted to answer your question regarding your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation!

    I wanted to let you know that all of the shops and restaurants are located inside Magic Kingdom. That means that you and your family would not be able to enter Magic Kingdom to walk around and shop until the official opening of the park.

    Now, what you CAN do is still arrive early, park in the Magic Kingdom parking area, and make your way to the front gate. From there, your family can then hop on the FREE Disney Monorail transportation and visit the three MAGICAL Disney resorts located right on the Monorail! I highly recommend getting off at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort for a delicious Dole Whip ice cream located right by the pool area! It is my all-time favorite Disney snack! There are also some really cool shops inside Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa!

    If you have other questions, please let us know! We are here to help in any way!

    Have a MAGICAL day!

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Meet the Panelist: Wes, Texas

Woo Hoo!  I am so excited to help plan your next Disney vacation! Since I have experienced Disney in all stages of family life (I have FIVE Tigger-ific kids), in all times of the year, and on a tight budget, I have learned to create Disney magic every trip! Learn More About Wes

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