Everything you need to know about the new start to the day at the Magic Kingdom

Jan 09, 2017 in "Magic Kingdom"

New Magic Kingdom rope drop procedure

The Magic Kingdom began its new start-of-day experience today, aimed at improving the guest arrival process.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of your next trip.

Early entry onto Main Street U.S.A.

Instead of being held at the main entrance area, the tap-styles now open at least an hour ahead of regular park opening, meaning that typically you can now enter the park at 8am when the park opens at 9am. PhotoPass is on hand for photo opportunities with a less crowded background.

Breakfast and Shopping

Entry to Main Street U.S.A. early gives more time for shopping and breakfast before the park officially opens. All of the shops are open, as is the Main Street Bakery Starbucks. Casey's Corner is also open, with a breakfast menu including Muffins, Bagels, Croissant Doughnuts, Corn Dogs, and Hash Brown Dog.

Rope Drop

Although Main Street U.S.A. opens an hour early, none of the attractions are open, and ropes block entry to each land.

Guests congregate at each rope as soon as they are allowed onto Main Street, with Fantasyland and Tomorrowland being among the most popular.

Let the Magic Begin welcome show

In place of the Welcome Show on the Main Street U.S.A. train station, a new opening moment takes place on the Cinderella Castle forecourt stage. The 5 minute "Let the Magic Begin" show begins at 8:55am on most days, culminating in the rope drop at the entrance to each land.

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Article Posted: Jan 09, 2017 / 12:11pm EST