• On Jul 8, 2016
    Lisa from NC Asked

    My family has ADR for breakfast;one at BOG and one at Crystal Palace.Both are for before the park opens.We stay at ASSR but typically drive to parks. Will we have a problem getting to MK from the parking lot? Heard the monorails won't be running yet

    Hi, Lisa, and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Thanks for bringing us a very interesting question. Typically, I recommend to my friends staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel that they should utilize Disney bus transportation to the parks as much as possible, especially when traveling to Magic Kingdom Park. In my experience, it takes significantly longer to enter this park when I have driven my own car versus when I have taken the bus. This is because Disney transportation drops off Guests right at the entrance to Magic Kingdom Park, whereas all others must park at the Transportation and Ticket Center, then take the monorail, ferry or bus to reach the park entrance.

    If you are not totally committed to driving, you may want to consider boarding the Magic Kingdom Park bus when it stops by your All-Star Sports Resort, especially on this early park arrival day. During my recent use of the "highway in the sky," the Walt Disney World Resort monorail began Express line service to Magic Kingdom Park one half hour before the park opened, and Resort line service around an hour before park opening. However, the monorail has frequently undergone enhancements, leading to modified hours throughout the day. This can be time-consuming and I would hate for you to miss one minute of magical memories. If you do choose to take your own Magic Carpet during your visit, Cast Members should be available in the Transportation and Ticket Center area to direct you to the best available transportation.

    No matter your choice, Lisa, I hope you have a practically perfect day at Magic Kingdom Park. Please let us know if you have any further questions as you continue to plan your visit.

    Brandy B.
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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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