Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Feb 22, 2008
    Kim from NY Asked

    We have an 8:05 reservation at Cinderellas Royal Table. MK opens at 9. What time should we leave Port Orleans Riverside? We need to drive our car to the TTC then monorail or boat to MK. Does that take long? I want the kids to sleep as late as they can!

    Kim,

    Please be aware that your faster option is very likely to take the bus to the Magic Kingdom.  The bus will take you directly there and will avoid the transfer at the Ticket and Transportation Center
    ("TTC").  The bus will take you 20 to 35 minutes, and driving will take you 30 to 40 minutes.  The boat from the TTC to the Magic Kingdom would be even slightly slower, on average.  Please keep in mind that the exact times can vary due to wait time to get on the bus or wait at the TTC, but these ranges should be fairly close.

    When exactly you should leave depends upon how "safe" you want to be, and which route you take.  I am a bit paranoid about not wanting to be late, so I would take the bus and would probably try to leave no later than 7:15 (OK, I'd probably aim for 7:05, but again, I'm a bit paranoid!).  Leaving at 7:15 will likely get you to Cinderella's Castle a little early, but you will almost certainly not be late.  Keep in mind that it will take a little bit of time to clear bag check security, enter the park, and walk to the castle (add about 10-15 minutes for all of this). 

    If you haven't been in the park early before, you also might want to take a few photos in the park while it is mostly empty.  You can get some really nice photos at this hour.  If you think you might want to do this, just remember to add a few additional minutes to the time line above.

    Hope that helps!
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