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12 Things Most First Timers Don't Know About Disney World but Should

1 - Opening Ceremony - "Let the Magic Begin" at Magic Kingdom

In January 2017, Magic Kingdom began a new policy of opening it's gates one hour before park opening. Guests are allowed to stroll up Main Street U.S.A and up to the Hub. This allows guests to get pictures, get some shopping done, and eat breakfast in the park without losing time otherwise spent on riding attractions. Arriving early is the only way to see the brand new opening show, "Let the Magic Begin," which opens the park 5 minutes before the posted opening time. A Royal Herald invites you to join Mickey and friends as they open the park in a magical way. This stage show takes place at the Castle Forecourt Stage. While it does not have the same charm as the Welcome Show that took place at the park gate, it's still sets the tone for a special day at Magic Kingdom.

By Lauren Repei