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  • On Apr 13, 2017
    Kristen from CO Asked

    On Tuesday the 18th, MK opens at 8 and has XMHs at 7. With the new welcome procedure, does that mean they open the gates and let everyone into Main St. we are staying at the Contemporary

    Hi, Kristen!  An early morning at Magic Kingdom is my happy place! There’s no place I’d rather be. When Extra Magic Hours are at stake, the opening procedure is slightly different, but your staying at Disney's Contemporary Resort only benefits you!

    If Extra Magic Hours begin at 7am, the Magic Kingdom touchpoints will open at 6am, and all merchandise locations on Main Street, U.S.A. will be open. This includes Main Street Bakery, the Chapeau, and even Casey’s Corner with their new breakfast menu. While you won’t be able to access Magician Mickey or Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom until 7am, there’s lots to see. At about 6:55am, the Welcome Show, “Let The Magic Begin” will be shown on the Cinderella Forecourt Stage and Cast Members will drop the ropes that barricade the “lands” and you’ll be able to enter the rest of the park.  Regular Magic Kingdom guests that are not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort will not be able to enter until 8am.

    It’s only about a 5 minute walk to the Magic Kingdom gates from the Contemporary lobby, but be prepared to pass through the security checkpoint during your walk. It’s a great new system that Disney is using to “unclog” guests from the touchpoint area. Have a magical vacation, and please let me know what else I can do for you! ~ Lindsey P. 
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm Lindsey, a social media-savvy gal that wears her #Disneyside on her sleeve (along with her trading pin collection!). I'm proud to say that my husband and our two Mouseketeers share my love for the Walt Disney World Resort and all it's magic, so get ready to ask me about new things to see and do on your vacation. I particularly love sharing off-the-beaten-path activities and always encourage visitors to try something new on each trip. Adventure is out there! Learn More About Lindsey

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