• On Mar 4, 2016
    Erika from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have an 8am ADR for CRT, and I was curious what to expect after our meal? Are you allowed into the park before 9am if we finish before then, or is there a special roped off area? How early can we catch the monorail from the Polynesian? Thanks!

    Hi Erika! You will be starting your day off in the Magic Kingdom in a perfect way. Having breakfast like a princess in the beautiful castle will be exciting for everyone in your family.

    When you arrive at the park head to the left side where you will find the queue for early dining and tours. They will scan your Magic Band to confirm your reservation or look up your name. There will be many others arriving for their dining so you won't have Main Street all to yourself but it will likely be the best shot of the castle you will get all day.

    I don't know if you will finish your breakfast before 9am if the park opens at that time but if you do then you can proceed outside and figure out the direction you will want to be for your first attraction. There will be cast members and roped off areas that will not allow you to proceed further but you can surely be close to first in line for wherever you head to next. You will get there before anyone from the front of the park will arrive. This makes having an early park dining time great!

    If you are coming from the Polynesian you will be taking the resort monorail. This begins at 7am on most days. If the Magic Kingdom is opening at 8am for regular hours and it is a day for Extra Magic Hours then the monorail will begin at 6:30am. Please check with your resort concierge for the updated hours of the park on the day you will be heading there. 

    Have a great time and enjoy all the magic the park offers!
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