UPDATE: The Rope Drop has been replace by the NEW Magic Kingdom Welcome Show at Cinderella Castle
There are many hidden gems in Walt Disney World, but one of my favorites is the Rope Drop Ceremony at Magic Kingdom. If you are standing in front of the Walt Disney Railway Station 10 minutes prior to the Magic Kingdom opening, you will get to see a magical celebration like no other!
The rope drop ceremony begins with the Mayor’s announcement welcoming all guests to the park. There will be singing and dancing to get you ready for the park opening. Soon, you will hear the horn of the Main Engine of the Disney Railroad and see a puff of smoke as it pulls near.
It is at this point that the magic really begins because all your favorite Disney characters will get off the train and be standing along the fence line welcoming you in song. The ceremony is capped off with a count down to “drop the ropes,” where streamers are released and fireworks go off above the Train Station.
Tip: One family is chosen from the crowd to help with the park opening! Be sure to interact with any cast member you meet because you never know which one is going to be choosing the lucky park guests!
Have you attended the Magic Kingdom Rope Drop Ceremony?