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  • On Feb 28, 2019
    Geneva from TX Asked

    Say I use the Minnie Van for an 8:10 am ADR. How early can i enter the park? Minnie Van starts at 6:30 am, are there even cast members at Magic Kingdom at that time?

    Hey howdy hey, Geneva and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Some days I feel like Sleepy dwarf and just do not want to get out of bed early in the morning but when I am on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation I am like Officer Judy Hopps ready for her first day at work.

    Minnie Van Service is the most efficient concierge transportation Mickey and gang have ever offered. Minnie Vans are known to zip in and out of every location within Walt Disney World Resort and even travel to the airport to pick up and deliver Guests. Since Minnie Van Service begins at 6:30 AM you should have no issue arriving before Magic Kingdom Park opens. Typically, Magic Kingdom Park opens for shopping at the Emporium and coffee at the Main Street Bakery about one hour before the official opening. So on 9:00 AM opening you would be able to travel down Main Street, U.S.A. beginning around 8:00 AM to get great pictures of Cinderella Castle and the "Partners" statue. There are always Cast Members at Magic Kingdom Park but the opening team may not arrive till closer to 120 minutes before official park opening.

    Disney Dad Tip: Since you will be at the "Most Magical Place Ever" early you will also be in a prime position to see the delightful Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage welcome show called Let the Magic Begin.

    Geneva, enjoy making many Magical Memories.

    ~Jason
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a Disney Dad raising two fantastic boys with my wife. We love the hidden treasures found on both coasts at the "Happiest Place on Earth" and "Most Magical Place on Earth."  I am so excited to share my "yEARS" of pixie-dust covered experiences with you while planning your Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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