Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jun 3, 2009
    Kim from ON 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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    ADR's before parks open 8:05am CP and 8:00am Tusker House. Want to take car to parks as DH, DS will park hop and I will take 2 DD's back to POR for rest and swim. Read that parking lots open 1 hour before parks open. This true? If so where do we park?

    Hi Kim,

    There has been quite a bit of discussion out there regarding what time the parking lots open!  In my experience, I have always found the Magic Kingdom parking lot open at least an hour and a half before park opening time so you should have no issues there.  I would plan on being at the Magic Kingdom lot by 7:25 AM.  This should give you plenty of time to park, take the tram (or walk to the Monorail), have your bags checked, get through the ticket turnstiles, and stroll down Main Street before reaching the castle.

    The Animal Kingdom lots appear to be a bit more inconsistent in their opening time, and they can often wait until approximately 7:45 AM to open their lots.  I would plan on being at the lot by 7:30 AM and hope the lots will be open at that time.  If they are are not open yet, simply play a quick game of "eye spy" or something like that while you wait for the lot to open.

    Hope this helps, have a great vacation!

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