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New opening show at Magic Kingdom


by Chris Wincovitch


“Hi, Dad, thanks for your tips. They’ve helped us newbies have a great time at the Magic Kingdom.My question is have your strategies changed at all with the new way of opening the park? We really missed the morning show, by the way, when we went in January.”


Morning in the Magic Kingdom

Morning is the perfect time to visit the Magic Kingdom – Photo by Wayne Wood


Thanks for all the kind words Chris. I’m glad I can help.


What Chris is talking about is in January, Disney moved the opening show from in front of the train station to the the stage at Cinderella Castle. In addition, they developed a new morning show, a new opening the park show for the castle.


They did it because of security procedures. They are trying to make more space available for security at the Magic Kingdom.


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Would I change the way I do things? Yes. As part of this new opening show, on the castle stage, Disney added some breakfast options on Main Street. One of them is just crazy, its a donut sundae, at the Main Street Ice Cream Parlor. That looks like a heart attack for breakfast.


What I’d like to try is the new breakfast over at Casey’s. I love Casey’s They are offering a breakfast hotdog, I’d like to try, so yeah, I would go a little earlier so I’d have time to check it out.


So, instead of trying to to the Magic Kingdom 20 or 30 minutes before the park opens, I’d probably be there around 45 minutes before it opens. Hopefully, I’d get in around 30 minutes before the park opens.


I love walking into the Magic Kingdom as early as I can in the mornings. I want to get there, I want to be in the park, I want to walk down Main Street when there’s no crowds, I just being in the Magic Kingdom.


They are letting people into the park earlier, so you get in the park earlier, you can go Main Street, you could stop at Starbucks, you could go over to Casey’s. There are a couple of other places that are serving breakfast.


You won’t be able to ride any rides. You won’t be able to get back to Tomorrowland, or Adventureland, or Fantasyland, or Frontierland, Liberty Square, but you will be able to enjoy Main Street.


Dad’s Bottom Line

Dad’s bottom line, I would get there 30 to 45 minutes before the Magic Kingdom opens and have a good time on Main Street.


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