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Re: Magic Kingdom opening ceremony
Originally Posted by Sweetie
Do they still do a ceremony to open the Magic Kingdom?
I heard that the train pulls up (with a few characters) and a selected family declares the park open.
Does this happen everyday? A few minutes before opening, or right at opening?
Sadly. I find them breaking the commandment "Thou Shalt Not Corral Thy Guests" each morning they do that when they try to convince us to "move to the center of the Mickey Floral". I say open up Main Street a 8am each morning (like they used to) so I can get there at 8:10 and enjoy it instead of waiting by the train station till 8:54 (they are always late) and having to high tail it to a rope (and hope they actually staff CMs at them...last Sunday they had no CMs at some ropes...we (and about 10 other groups) let ourselves across at 9am).
That show is afterwards, but same people and same type of music.
And it happens multiple times a day. Sometimes going into the afternoon hours too.
Personally, I think the show is cute but a little overdone when you hear it multiple times in a longer day/morning at MK as you walk from land to land across the hub. But other than that, it's okay.
As for the train opening. I really like the idea but I have yet to see it be executed completely. Apparently I have a nack for catching the off openings along with my bad Jungle Cruise skipper curse. Go figure!