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Magic Kingdom Changes Security Procedures

Effective April 3rd, 2017, guests parking at Magic Kingdom will go through metal detectors and have their bags searched at the Transportation & Ticket Center. The security checkpoint will be required before guests can access the Monorail or Ferry Boat systems. Guests arriving by bus will still go through a security checkpoint in front of the Magic Kingdom. The only alteration we see for bus riders thus far is that security tents have been set up closer to the bus stops.

In addition to the changes above, the three Disney Resorts that have Monorail stops (Polynesian Resort, Contemporary Resort, and Grand Floridian) will have added security checkpoints before you can get on the MonorailĀ to travel to the parks.

These measures not only protect travelers on the Monorail, but it alleviates some of the congestion guests feel while trying to enter the Magic Kingdom. The only unfortunate side effect of this new procedure will be that resort hopping will be a little more tediousĀ and time consuming than it has been in the past.

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‘Happily Ever After’ Nighttime Spectacular Coming to Magic Kingdom

Beginning May 12, 2017, Walt Disney World Resort guests will discover just how magical and emotional their fairy tale ending can be with the most breathtaking fireworks show in the history of the Magic Kingdom park – ‘Happily Ever After.’

The nighttime extravaganza will feature more lasers, projections, and lights than any other Magic Kingdom show before it. The show is being described as a story and journey filled with emotion, laughter, and heart. Guests will become part of the journey themselves as they follow their favorite Disney characters (more than 25 Disney movies will be featured!) on an adventure with adversity and fulfilled dreams on the road to their happily ever after. Don’t worry; Tinkerbell will still be flying across the sky in this show.

Be prepared with well-rested feet, as the show is 18 minutes long. We suggest using one of your Fast Passes on preferred seating for the show.