Please confirm Main Street opening time

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  1. blemon

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    Our Magic Kingdom opening time was changed from 9 a.m. to 8 a.m.

    Does that mean that Main Street is going to be open at 7 a.m.?

    If so, that's awesome.

    Thanks!
     
  2. GADisneyDad14

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    No, the “Main Street open an hour before park opening” thing only applies to 9AM park openings.

    For an 8AM opening, the front gates will open 7:45ish. “Ish” is a key word as exact procedures can change day to day. The welcome show will be on the castle stage at 7:55AM, after which they’ll “drop the ropes” at the various spokes around the hub, and the park will be open.
     
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    Thanks for this , we had got the message this is how it was but good to hear it again
     
  6. Wish Upon A Starbucks

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    On 8 am opening days do you know what time the Main Street vehicles run?
     
  7. GADisneyDad14

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    We did an 8AM opening when we were there the first week of April. I have a pic of us on the Omnibus at 8:09AM.

    I am not sure if that’s always a given at that hour, so YMMV - but hope that helps!
     
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  8. blemon

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    What time do you recommend we arrive if we would want to grab some breakfast at Starbucks before the Castle welcome show?
     
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    To do that, you'll have to be one of the first people through the train tunnel and make a beeline for Starbucks. I'd be there by 7:00 a.m. or so to ensure I was at the front. Still, you may have 10 min before the show and you may only have 5 min, so you may have to decide which is more important...breakfast or opening show.
     
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  10. Robo

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    On an 8AM opening day, you likely won't be able to accomplish that.
     
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    I’ll echo the PPs, IMHO, your chances of being able to time getting Starbucks breakfast AND see the welcome show are going to be very hard to do on an 8AM opening morning. You only have around 10 minutes to play with there (if that). Maybe if you’re one of the first five people in the door at Starbucks, you could make it. But almost zero room for error.

    At that hour, we make sure to coffee-up elsewhere. :-)
     
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  12. blemon

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    Thanks, everyone! We'll eat some cereal at the hotel and forego the coffee.
     
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  13. Wish Upon A Starbucks

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    Following up on this....are the Main Street vehicles running before 8 am on an 8 am opening day (without emh)? Any recent experience? Hoping to ride them before the park actually opens at 8. Thanks!
     
  14. Robo

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    On an 8AM opening day, Main St does not open until almost straight-up 8AM.
     
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    I'm not trying to kiss butt or anything but seriously I've been reading your stuff on here for years and your content and knowledge is tremendous and really appreciate you sharing it with everyone. pixiedust:
     

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