• On Mar 12, 2018
    Tracy from MB 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! I was wondering if all rides are open at the parks right at park opening. I remember last time we were there, the play area in the Dumbo ride wasn't open early, so I was wondering if there are other attractions that open later. Thank you!

    Hi Tracy,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I love arriving at the theme parks early in the morning. I've found that the crowds are generally at their lowest then, and my whole family is excited for another day of fun at the most magical place on earth. While the vast majority of attractions open as soon as the theme park opens, there may be some that open a bit later. For example, Country Bear Jamboree and Tom Sawyer's Island are a couple of attractions at Magic Kingdom Park that often have operating hours that vary from the rest of theme park. I would encourage you to pick up a Times Guide when you arrive in the morning. It will let you know if any attractions are opening a bit later or closing earlier in the day.

    The play area at Dumbo the Flying Elephant is a wonderful way to keep kids entertained while they wait for their turn on this classic Disney attraction. However, if you visit during a slower period, the Cast Members do close the area simply because the wait times are low enough that it's not needed.

    Please let us know if you have any other questions as you're planning your trip, Tracy, as we're always happy to help. I hope you have a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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