Family running through Cinderella Castle
  • On Sep 5, 2017
    Cindy from PA Asked

    We have reservations at 8 AM at the Crystal Palace and the park does not open until 9 AM that day. What is the best way for 4 adults and 4 children under 6 to get from the Grand Floridian to the Magic Kingdom for breakfast?

    Hi Cindy,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting that you have a pre-park opening breakfast reservation at The Crystal Palace. My family and I just adore this character experience!

    Since the Let the Magic Begin show started, guests can enter Magic Kingdom theme park one hour prior to park opening to enjoy the shops on Main Street, U.S.A. before the show. With your 8:00 a.m. breakfast reservation, you will be able to enter the park prior to 8:00 a.m. On our last visit, they let us in about 7:45 a.m. to get to our 8:00 a.m. breakfast reservation.

    From Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, you should be able to take the Resort Monorail to Magic Kingdom to get to your breakfast reservation. On our last visit in July, we stayed at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and the Resort Monorail started service at 7:00 a.m. Just double-check the monorail hours when you arrive. Also remember that the monorail to Epcot may have different hours or the monorail may be out of service temporarily. 

    If you have not done so, download the My Disney Experience Mobile App. The app has a terrific "Get Directions" feature that will let you see possible transit routes and estimated times between locations. We absolutely live by the app. 

    Cindy, I trust your little ones will love marching in the Pooh-rade at The Crystal Palace! When we dined there on our last visit, we also had a window table with a lovely view of Cinderella Castle. It was just perfect!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
    Donyell
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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