Friday, August 9, 2013

Disney World Family Traditions

Welcome to those of you joining me from WDW: It's Not Just for Kids and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail.

Disney family traditions vary family to family.  

I had many traditions back in my Day-Tripping days - i.e. all trips prior to 2009/children.  We would basically run the park in the same order.  And, I do mean run.  

But, since 2010 and our first trip with our then-6 month old son, we have done one thing on every single trip:

Rope Drop

The Magic Kingdom Welcome Show is possibly my favorite show at Walt Disney World.  With two early risers, we almost always take advantage of the morning Extra Magic Hours and, whenever possible, see the welcome show.

I have written about the Welcome Show over and over and over.  I have the music on a cd and listen to it in the car (most of it is repeated in the Main Street Trolley Show).

Make the Most of the Welcome Show

The show time varies - I have seen it 5 to 15 minutes prior to schedule park opening.  Try to be there 30 minutes prior to scheduled park opening.  In the busier season, they often open even earlier than scheduled, not only giving you a great show to welcome you to the park, but giving you extra time in the park before the crowds arrive!

Here is a recording of one of our favorite mornings in the park!

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  1. I love the Welcome show!

  2. This is also one of our traditions. I really think it is because they know I love it so much but I'll take it any way I can.

  3. I love the opening show. When my kids were young we always did this. When they became teens we started sleeping in and staying for evening magic hours instead. We have been known many times to close the park down at 3 a.m. I miss these special morning times but I have a feeling that now that we have a 4th generation of Disney lovers coming up, we will be doing it again:) Thank you for the great post!

  4. I love that show! And watching the Trolley Show on Main Street is something we always do.

  5. I love the welcome show as well and the trolley singers on Main Street. I do play the music as well . . . They laugh at me when I play Disney music at work but no one stops me! It just starts the day at MK right to see the show.

  6. I cry every time. Even my younger sister got teary when we were all there in October with my nieces for the first time. Really gets your day off to a ridiculously magical start!