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  • On Aug 30, 2010
    Joy from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We have ADR for Crystal Palace at 9:10am. How early will they allow us to enter the park to head to our reservation before the park opens? Also, is there a particular location to enter MK when entering before park opens? Thanks for all the good info!

    Hi Joy,

    You need to check-in with the hostess 15 minutes prior to your reservation time, and the Crystal Palace is located at the end of Main Street, USA. Therefore, I would plan to arrive at the entrance to the Magic Kingdom by 8:40am. When you approach the main gates, head to the far right turnstiles. You will see one specially marked for early breakfast reservations. Once through the gate, you'll have a little bit of time to enjoy the stroll towards Cinderella Castle before checking in for your breakfast. Early morning is a great time to snap some unobstructed photos of the Castle (before the crowds arrive).

    Hope this helps and enjoy your vacation,

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