Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Oct 27, 2011
    Deonie from wa Asked

    Hi Mom's, if we book a b'fast @ Crystal Palace MK for 08:40 we would be finished eating before the park opened @ 10 can we leave the restaurant and get to the far side of the park before it actually opens? trying to maximise time and our DDP, thx D

    Hi Deonie,

    If you have confirmed the Magic Kingdom opening at 10:00 am, an 8:40 am reservation at Crystal Palace should allow you enough time to finish eating before the parks opens. However, I'm worried that you may have misread the hours since typically the Magic Kingdom opens at 9:00 am; on Extra Magic Hour days it opens at 8:00 am for resort guests. If you click here, you can confirm the hours. If the park actually opens at 9:00 am, I'd try to make an 8:05 reservation, which is usually the first available time.

    If you are finished eating and ready to go before the park opens, you won't be able to go very far, though, since the sidewalks into the "lands" will be roped off until the park officially opens. However, you will still be ahead of the crowds and have already had a morning with characters (no standing in line later to meet Pooh and friends!).  You will also have the chance to get some wonderful photos on Main Street USA with the castle in the background with very few other guests around.  

    Thank you for visiting the Moms Panel; please let us know if we can help again.
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