Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jun 10, 2010
    Ryne from IL 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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    Hi just booked trip for Aug 1st - 9th SO EXCITED!! I have ADR for crystal palace on Aug 4th at 8:15 am park does not open til 9. Will they let me in at 8 to go to crystal palace?

    Hi, Ryne!  Not only will they let you in, but this is the absolute coolest time to be in the Magic Kingdom.  Walking down Main Street, USA towards the Crystal Palace, you will feel almost like you have the whole theme park to yourself!  This is a great time to snap a few pictures of the castle, before the crowds come in for the day, and it's an awesome time to take your time and admire the architecture along Main Street.  I love to stop and appreciate the shop windows, which I sometimes don't get a chance to see because we're trying to make our way through the crowded street.

    You also want to make sure you arrive at the Crystal Palace 15 minutes before your reservation to check in at the podium.  Try to arrive at the Magic Kingdom by 7:45 so you have time to walk over to the restaurant.

    Have a great visit!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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