The Opening Ceremony for the Magic Kingdom

Every Day thousands of guests travel to the Magic Kingdom right before it opens to see the opening ceremony. It is a grand performance in which the Mayor of the Magic Kingdom officially opens the park for the day as Mickey and his friends roll in on the Walt Disney World railroad.

Hope you enjoy today’s video, be sure to leave a comment!

Rick Howard

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15 comments on “The Opening Ceremony for the Magic Kingdom”

  1. All the times I have visited, I have never seen the opening ceremonies. Thanks for sharing.


  2. tammy says:

    Hi Rick, Love the opening ceremony. Even when we aren’t visiting the Magic Kingdom during the trip I always make a point of seeing the open ceremony. Take care


  3. Joanne S says:

    Wow! I have never seen the opening cereimonies. In fact I didn’t even know there was such a thing. I should know better it is Disney after all. We will be going in September so we will be sure to catch it. Do they have something like this at every park? I will be doing my research. Thanks again for the great video and my weekly slice of fun.


  4. Jeanne Cundiff says:

    Love the video Rick! I also have not seen this show yet. It would be great if the Opening family could see this too! Hopefully they are Travel with Rick fans! Thanks for sharing this; it was fun to watch.


  5. Arianne says:

    Never knew this occurred. Thank you so much for sharing. I miss being there.


  6. cathy mullen says:

    Hi Rick,
    I have been at DS and the AK for their openings but never the MK so thank you for sharing this fun middle of the week video!


  7. Domenica says:

    All the times I have visited, I have never seen the opening ceremonies. Thanks for sharing.


  8. Jessie says:

    Wait. I’ve seen parades etc and never seen the blinking mickey with mouth movement before. I was there in Oct. Was I just that blind???


  9. Robert Nordmark says:

    Hey Rick,

    Thanks for showing this video. I did not know that they have an opening ceremony every day. It sure is uplifting. I wish I could wake up to the opening ceremony every day. Do the other parks have opening ceremonies or is it just the Magic Kingdom.

    Thanks Rick. See you next time.



  10. Debbie Bolen says:

    Loved it Rick! I have never been able to see this so this was something special for me this morning!


  11. Peggy Hickey says:

    In all the times I have been to Magic Kingdom, I have not seen this. I was there before the park opened but then we were allowed to go down Main Street to the Castle and wait for the rope drop. It was a smaller ceremony, but fun.
    I don’t know if it’s been that long that it’s changed or I’m not remembering it right, but it seems like everyone was going the opposite direction I expected. I thought the entrance was on the right, not left. ???


  12. Nicklas Yeager says:

    Hey Rick
    In 2005 I saw the opening ceremony. I didn’t see it since. We might see it this year. Thanks for bring back memories.


  13. Kevin Nelson says:

    Love it Rick! We are early risers, so my family and I have hit all the opening ceremonies, so much fun! Thanks for the video, this ceremony brings tears to my eyes after being with my family in WDW and I’m back at work! But I keep smiling for I know, I’ll be back!


  14. I know, I’m behind, but I’m catching up today! This was great! I haven’t seen the opening in person yet with the new “talking” Mickey. What a fabulous use of the technology. So many kids are going to grown up think it’s the most natural thing on earth for this giant mouse to sing and dance and blink. My aunt always just told me he was kind of shy.


  15. disneygramma says:

    I have never actually been to the opening ceremony in all my visits, BUT we did catch it (sort of) when we stayed at Contemporary in a Kingdomview room back in 2006 one morning when we were out on balcony that morning. We could hear the singing and talking quite well and we could even see the fireworks that went off. Does this occur right at opening time, or does it come a bit later than the published time?


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