One More Disney Day Opening Ceremony


It’s been a hectic 18 hours so far here at Walt Disney World’s “One More Disney Day” Leap Day celebration — 24 hours of Magic Kingdom fun! I admit, I haven’t been in the park the entire time — we were up at 4 a.m. to be here before 5:30 a.m. for this morning’s opening ceremony and by 2 p.m. or so I definitely needed a little break. We went back into the park tonight to see the Magic, Memories and You show and the midnight showing of the Main Street Electrical Parade, and we’ll be popping back in in the wee hours to see the day-long event wind down at 6 a.m. Thursday morning.

Just to give you an idea of how the day started out though, here’s a video of the morning’s opening ceremony — we’ll have lots more photos in the next day or two! And if you’re a night owl like me, be sure to follow our late night tweets on Twitter at

Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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4 Replies to “One More Disney Day Opening Ceremony”

  1. Congratulations to my friend Jay and his family. What a well deserved surprise
    for them. I told him my husband saw them on this website. He then posted it
    on Facebook and said how clear the video was. Thank you for a wonderful website. As avid Disney fans ourselves we use this sight quite a bit.

  2. It was a Magical night and amazing 24 hours in Magic Kingdom. Our family was the family chosen to open the Park and do the welcome count down. A dream come true. The cast members were incredible with the entire family.
    The Torres’ Family from Gainesville, Florida.

  3. Thanks for the video!! It made me smile and increased the excitement for our family’s trip in June! It’s our celebration for when my husband returns from Afganistan!

  4. WOW!!!! Just the nighttime sky made it even more magical…. T Minus 96 days until My family and I come to WDW… Their 1st time and my 1st since summer of 1989 when I was 12.