Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jun 14, 2011
    Carolyn from VA Asked

    I booked a character breakfast at 8:20 at the Crystal Palace in the park, but the park opens at 9 am. I am staying off-site. Do the parking lots open early? How to I make my reservation?

    Hi Carolyn!

    No worries!  You won't have any problems parking early at the Magic Kingdom!  I routinely show up in the parking lot 60 to 90 minutes before park opening and have never had a problem!  However, that can't be said for all of the theme parks, so you're asking a great question; for example, Animal Kingdom's parking lot does not open that early at all!

    Anyways, if you get there early, you should be able to park within walking distance of the Transportation and Ticket Center.  Once there, you will take a monorail or ferry to the Magic Kingdom.  At the Magic Kingdom, look for a turnstile for guests with morning breakfast reservations.  They should have your name on a list, but I recommend bringing your confirmation number with you just in case!

    Crystal Palace is a great way to start off a magical day in the Magic Kingdom.  Enjoy!
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I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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