Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On May 29, 2008
    Tammy from PA Asked

    Hello! Love the panel. Hopefully two quick questions...I have dining reservations at CRT for 8:10. We are staying at the poly. How early should we get there and what time should we leave to get there? Thanks for all the great answers!

    Hi Tammy,

    WDW asks guest to arrive for advanced dining reservations 10-15 minutes before the scheduled time. And with your staying at the Polynesian Resort, you are just minutes away from the Magic Kingdom by either boat (about a 5 minute ride) or monorail (about a 10 minute ride).  I think if you leave the resort around 7:30 you will have plenty of time to travel to the park, get through security/entry gate, and wander through Main Street to the castle. 

    I'm assuming your reservation is for breakfast.  If this is so, you may have a great chance for some fabulous pictures of your family on Main Street with nearly no one else there if the park isn't having extra magic hours that particular morning.  If this is the case, I think I'd leave 10-15 minutes earlier than I suggested to allow some time for pictures.

    If your reservation is for dinner, please check the park schedule for that day to see if your arrival time is coinciding with an evening parade.  You will need to allow extra time to get through the crowds of Main Street.  
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I’m a middle-school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Geek who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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