• On Feb 10, 2020
    Mimi from MS 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.

    ADR at CRT for 9:20 on 3/15. MK opens at 9:00. I know early entry is allowed for ADR PRIOR to park opening. Will my party be allowed early entry since our ADR is just after park opening? Afraid we could not make it with the rush at rope drop. Thanks!

    Hi, Mimi!

    Welcome back to Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    You must be so excited for your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World! An early morning reservation for a fabulous breakfast is a great way to start any Disney Day, but your visit to Cinderella's Royal Table at Magic Kingdom Park is sure to be a highlight of your visit! Well done!

    Guests are often advised to arrive at the location of their Advanced Dining Reservation a little early--my family tends to arrive about 15 minutes prior to ours whenever possible. This helps ensure that Guests are checked in by the time of their reservation (there could be a bit of line to do so). As such, Cast Members at park entrances are aware that Guests with early reservations may be arriving well in advance of their reservation, especially when adding the time it takes to walk from the park entrance to the venue. Stopping for a few photos on Main Street USA is, of course, a must-do; Cinderella Castle as your backdrop before regular park Guests enter will make for some stunning pics! For your 9:20 reservation, entering Magic Kingdom Park before it opens is an excellent idea. Good thinking!

    Happy planning your visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth, Mimi! Be sure to send us more questions as you think of them, too. We love to help!


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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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