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Photos and Video: Magic Kingdom welcome show debuts with a 50th anniversary theme

Photos and Video: Magic Kingdom welcome show debuts with a 50th anniversary theme
Credit: Monica

“Let the Magic Begin” is back at Disney World! This morning show is a bit different than before, however. See the video and photos below. What do you think of the new show in its new format?

Let the Magic Begin

Credit: Monica

The morning show at Magic Kingdom is called “Let the Magic Begin” and is the daily opening ceremony.

Disney describes the show as: “Just before Magic Kingdom officially opens, make your way down Main Street, U.S.A. to the front of Cinderella Castle. Soon, the sound of trumpet fanfare bursts through the morning air, signaling the arrival of the Royal Herald. There, you’re greeted by Mickey Mouse himself – along with a special Disney surprise you’ll have to experience to believe!”

We recently shared that Disney World is bringing the show back! I (Monica) had the opportunity to visit Magic Kingdom on the 50th anniversary and watched the new “Let the Magic Begin” performance.

New Show

Credit: Monica

The show has been modified to include a special 50th anniversary “overlay” or theme! Various characters are in their special 50th outfits, and you can hear the new theme song for the special celebrations.

The show begins with the speaker welcoming Guests to The World’s Most Magical Celebration because “The Magic is Calling!” Mickey and Minnie then appear on stage and welcome us as well.

Minnie remarks that “everything is lovely” and Mickey responds with the EARidescent look the celebration has taken on.

Credit: Monica

They welcome the rest of the pals from around the park including Donald, Daisy, Chip & Dale, Goofy, and Pluto. Additionally, a bunch of face performers come out on stage.

The theme song for the celebration, “The Magic is Calling,” begins playing and everyone dances to the music. The performance concludes with a small burst of fireworks and our favorite Disney friends wave goodbye to everyone.

Full video

See the full video here:

The show is 3 minutes long and begins 5 minutes before official park opening. This is a cute show, but if I only had one day at Magic Kingdom I would choose to rope drop my favorite attraction instead. Character Locator has the best touring plans!

Both offsite and onsite guests will be let in the park an hour (or even more) before official park opening, but onsite guests can participate in Early Theme Park Entry. Be sure to read all about it so you can make the most of your 30 minutes!

Do you enjoy spending the first few moments watching the morning show, or do you prefer to head to the front of a rope drop crowd? What do you think of the changes? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook.

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