Girl at Disneyworld
  • On Nov 27, 2022
    Melissa from MN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Wondering if MK still has a rope-drop show? If yes, is it just before early entry gates open, or just before "regular" opening time? And is a Minnie Van the best way to ensure we get there in time from BCVs? So much fun when we saw it pre-COVID!

    Hi Melissa!  Thanks for sending us another great question.

    The opening welcome show, Let the Magic Begin, is such a fun way to kick off your day at Magic Kingdom Park with a bang!  Let the Magic Begin is performed on the stage in front of Cinderella Castle 5 minutes prior to the regularly scheduled opening time each day.  You can check the performance time on the date of your visit by using the calendar icon on the page I linked above.  (Currently, showtimes are listed through the end of December; check back closer to your trip to see showtimes for your dates.)  All Guests may enter Magic Kingdom Park up to an hour prior to the scheduled opening time to make their way up Main Street, U.S.A. to view the show.  Disney Resort Hotel Guests enjoying Early Entry privileges will verify eligibility at a checkpoint near the "hub" before proceeding to attractions operating during the early entry period.

    A Minnie Van would definitely be the way to arrive in style, but if you prefer to use complimentary bus transportation from Disney's Beach Club Villas you should have no problem arriving in time for the show.  Bus transportation begins operating approximately 45 minutes prior to the earliest Guest admittance.  For example, on a day when Magic Kingdom Park opens at 9:00 am, Early Entry will begin at 8:30 am, and Guests may enter the park starting at around 8:00 am.  I would plan to be at your resort bus stop around 7:00.  You might even have time to enjoy a quick attraction during Early Entry before heading back to Cinderella Castle to catch Let the Magic Begin.

    Melissa, I am wishing you a wonderful vacation!  Please let us know if you have any additional questions.  We are always happy to help.

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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