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  • On Aug 14, 2018
    Diana from IL Asked

    How can we enter Fantasyland at park opening after the Welcome Show in front of the castle? Can we walk through the castle, or is it closed off because of the welcome show? We're wanting to avoid the crowds that rush towards Mine Trains. Thanks!

    Hello Diane! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Without the highly-coveted FastPass+ Selection for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, experiencing this Disney wonder becomes a matter of good timing or lengthy waiting.

    If you are looking to make a dash after the Let the Magic Begins Welcome Show in front of Cinderella Castle to be one of the first Guests in line for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, there are a few things to consider.

    The Let the Magic Begins Welcome Show does close off the entrance through Cinderella Castle for a short period of time while performers vacate the area. This delay may deter you from trying to use Cinderella Castle as your go-to path to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

    Guests will begin gathering around entrances to the various lands in the Hub earlier than the Let the Magic Begins Welcome Show in anticipation of rope drop when the Theme Park officially opens. The entrance that my family uses to access Seven Dwarfs Mine Train quickly is to the right of Cinderella Castle and goes past Fairytale Garden where Merida from Brave meets Guests and Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe. It is a slightly further distance than going through Cinderella Castle, but the delay and narrow route often become crowded and I find the former route gets me to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train the quickest.

    Best of Luck!

    ~Todd
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Meet the Panelist: Todd, Ontario

Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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