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  • On Apr 25, 2011
    Nancy from OH Asked

    My husband and I will be at Disney in September and have a reservation for Crystal Palace one of our mornings at 8:15, but the park doesn't open until 9. Do we need to go somewhere special to be let in the park, and when should we arrive at the park?

    Hi Nancy,

    When you arrive at the gates to the Magic Kingdom, head to the far right turnstile. That one will be specially marked for entry for guests with early morning Advanced Dining Reservations. Since you need to check-in at the host / hostess stand 15 minutes early and the Crystal Palace is at the end of Main Street, I would plan to get to the Magic Kingdom no later than 7:45am. In fact, I'd shoot for 7:30 so that you can have a few moments to enjoy the stroll towards Cinderella Castle and get some unobstructed photos before the crowds arrive.

    Enjoy your breakfast at the Crystal Palace. It is one of my family's "must-do's" on every Disney vacation.

    Wishing you a magical vacation,

    Kaylene
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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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