Train Welcome Show Being Replaced at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park

Currently, Magic Kingdom welcome’s guests each morning with a special show right inside the entry before you cross under the walk-through at the Walt Disney Railroad train station.  This show includes performers that sing and dance, appearances by favorite characters, a welcome to the park by Mickey Mouse himself and even a little bit of fireworks to start the day.


Starting January 9th, this will all be changing.  Guests will be allowed to enter the park ahead of the usual opening time in order to walk down Main Street USA to the front of Cinderella’s Castle.  When it is time for the park to open, a proclamation will be delivered along with appearances by characters to officially open the park for the day and kick off all of the magic and fun.  We haven’t heard complete details on this change, but hopefully this will be exciting for guests.  We all get a little apprehensive when favorite magical moments like the welcome show receive changes, but this should improve the opening of the park logistically.  We will keep you posted as we learn more.

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!