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  • On Nov 16, 2017
    William from AL Asked

    We have a vacation coming up for May 5-12. We have an 8:20 ADR for breakfast at Be Our Guest, on a day Magic Kingdom opens at 9 am. How early will we be allowed to enter Magic Kingdom? How early do the monorails operate?

    Hi William,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting that you have already started making your dining reservations!

    We also love doing early morning breakfast reservations at the theme parks! At Magic Kingdom, all guests are now allowed to enter the park one hour prior to park opening to enjoy the shops on Main Street, U.S.A. before the Let the Magic Begin show. With your dining reservation, you will be allowed further into the park while other guests have to remain on Main Street, U.S.A. On prior visits, we have been allowed to enter 15-20 minutes prior to our dining reservation. If you want to enter the park before the rest of the crowd, I suggest changing that dining reservation to 8:00 a.m. 

    On our last visit, we had a happy surprise. We had breakfast reservations at Be Our Guest at 8:00 a.m. We finished breakfast by 8:45 a.m. and noticed that Seven Dwarfs Mine Train was already operating. We were able to ride without having a Fast Pass+ because the stand-by line was non-existent!

    William, coming from Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa or Disney's Contemporary Resort, my experience has been that the Resort Monorail has been running by at least 7:30 a.m. Officially, it starts operating 30 minutes prior to the earliest park opening. The monorail from the Transportation and Ticket Center to Epcot may not be running that early, however. On our last visit, it did not start until 9:00 a.m.. We learned this the hard way trying to get to a pre-park opening breakfast reservation at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. The resort monorail was operating early enough, but we could not transfer to Epcot. So, we had to find a taxi at the last minute!

    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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