Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jun 17, 2011
    Jessica from TX 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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    I would like to try and be the first family at the MK, the day we planned on going the park opens early for extra magic hours, I read that they do not do the park opening on extra magic hour days, is that true?

    Hi Jessica,

    The days at the Magic Kingdom always begin with a special ceremony to open the park.  On the days when morning Extra Magic Hours are offered the ceremony is held before the park opens for morning Extra Magic Hours.  It usually takes place 10 - 15 minutes prior to the park opening.

    Being selected as the family to help open the Magic Kingdom would be a memory that would last a lifetime. I have never been chosen but some friends of mine just visited Disney World for the first time earlier this year and they were selected. It was AMAZING for them and I am thrilled that they were selected. Now they understand why I LOVE going to Disney World.

    Each morning a family is randomly selected. I would suggest being there early. It won't guarantee anything but may give you a better chance of catching the eye of the right Cast Member and being selected.

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! Wishing you many magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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