• On Aug 5, 2019
    Thomas from PA 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.

    Hi ! Staying onsite . What time does Main Street open in MK 9/25 ? Park opens at 7 but the morning show ‘let the magic begin ‘ says 8:55 ? Also , electrical parade that evening at 10:35 p - good viewing place ? Thanks so much !

    Thanks for bringing another great question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Thomas!

    Just thinking about strolling down Main Street, U.S.A. on a clear September morning, seeing the Fall decorations adorning the storefronts and breathing in the delicious scents coming from the Main Street Confectionery and the Main Street Bakery makes me so happy. I’m glad you’ll be able to experience this feeling in just over a month!

    Select shops and restaurants along Main Street, U.S.A. typically open an hour before Magic Kingdom Park officially opens for the day. That means you can take your time grabbing a cup of Starbucks coffee or wandering through the Emporium to check out the merchandise before making your way to the Cinderella Castle stage for the official “Let the Magic Begin” welcome show. The show begins each morning 5 minutes prior to when the Park opens for all Guests. Since an early morning Extra Magic Hour is scheduled from 7-8 a.m. on Sept. 25, that should mean the show will begin at 7:55 a.m. (before the Park opens to everyone at 8). Since Theme Park hours and showtimes are always subject to change, I would recommend checking the Park Hours calendar when you get a little closer to your arrival date to see if a change has been made.

    As for the Electrical Water Pageant, you can see it from the area along the waterfront just outside Magic Kingdom Park as well as Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, but my personal favorite place to watch it is from the shores of the beach at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Grab a Dole Whip from the Pineapple Lanai, find a spot to dig your toes in the sand and listen to the waves of the Seven Seas Lagoon gently lap against the rocky edge of the beach as the Pageant makes its way across the water. It’s such an amazing way to end an evening at Walt Disney World Resort.

    Hopefully these suggestions will help you make the most out of your day at Magic Kingdom Park, Thomas! Please let us know if there’s anything else we can do to help.

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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