What do I need to know about making it to MK for the welcome show?

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by megs1313, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. megs1313

    megs1313 DIS Veteran

    Jun 17, 2010
    My mom has begged that we finally do this (we are not rope droppers) and I'm determined to make this happen for her. Park open is 9am. What time will the show happen? How early do I need to leave CSR to get there? Should we use a Minnie van? Any other tips or things I need to know? TIA!
  2. GADisneyDad14

    GADisneyDad14 TPAS Moderator Moderator

    Jul 3, 2014
    8:55am when the park opens at 9:00am. Castle stage.

    Since they open Main Street/the Hub to everyone around 8am, arriving at the MK and getting a spot in the Hub is usually a pretty painless experience. Far more people will be congregating at the various Hub spokes, fewer actually position themselves to watch the show.

    It’s a very easy - and pleasant - experience, in my opinion.

    Since with the 8am Main Street/Hub opening you have a pretty wide window in which to arrive , I don’t see any reason not to use a Disney bus. Minnie Vans are a nice splurge too if so inclined, just not critical to success in this set of circumstances, in my opinion.

    Have fun.
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  3. LSUfan4444

    LSUfan4444 DIS Veteran

    Feb 9, 2005
    Be standing at your resort bus stop by 8am and you're good to go. 15 more minutes of sleep on that morning won't do anything to make anyone feel better but an extra 15 minute buffer will make for a more pleasant morning getting into the park and positioned for the show. When you arrive at MK, grab a snack, grab some coffee, get positioned somewhere in the hub and enjoy.
  4. Mickey's Best Girl

    Mickey's Best Girl DIS Veteran

    Sep 28, 2008
    Our rule of thumb is to leave our resort room 75 minutes prior to rope drop.

    No Minnie Van necessary IMO.

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