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tink179
06-04-2008, 10:36 AM
Does anyone know how early you have to arrive at MK to try and be the family to open MK? I would love to try and do this for my kids! :mickey:

katzctkpt
06-04-2008, 11:17 AM
I think I read somewhere that you really just had to be excited (showing it in your face/actions) about being there waiting for the countdown. If it's not emh morning then I'd plan to be there by an hour to hour half prior to opening. On emh mornings I don't think they do the countdown.

joanna71985
06-04-2008, 11:29 PM
You can get there early, but there is no guarantee. The picking is totally random.

epcot linnie
06-05-2008, 09:13 PM
Our family arrived about an hour early (by mistake) one very cold January day and were picked to open the park. It was a great experience complete with certificates for all and magic wands for my daughters!

DISNEYLOVERS5
06-05-2008, 09:32 PM
so was that at 7am? how did you get there monorail, car, or bus?

Catzle
06-05-2008, 09:46 PM
We arrived about 45 minutes early this past trip thinking we might have a chance. There were a ton of people already there and the family had already been picked.

epcot linnie
06-06-2008, 09:14 AM
WE took the first bus over in the morning from Port Orleans French Quarter! As I said it was freezing and we were running around to keep warm. A staff member approached us to invite us to be the opening family. We were thrilled!