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  • On Aug 10, 2023
    Samantha Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have a breakfast reservation for Crystal Palace at 08:15 and are staying off-site. How early are we allowed in Magic Kingdom? Also, we have a family member with a disability who will need to arrange the access pass with a cast member at guest services.

    Hi there, Samantha!  Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney!

    It sounds like we have more in common than just our name.  I also love starting my Magic Kingdom Park day with breakfast at The Crystal Palace.  What could be better than visiting with Winnie the Pooh and his friends while enjoying a delicious breakfast buffet?  I never thought I'd find a breakfast food I loved more than Mickey waffles, but The Crystal Palace improved upon this classic with their new churro Mickey waffles.  If they're on the buffet during your visit, you must try them!

    Guests who have early breakfast reservations booked for a restaurant inside a theme park will be allowed to enter in time for their reservation regardless of where they are staying.  The theme park parking lots don't really have a specific opening time listed, but in my experience, they tend to open at least an hour before the park opening time.  I would recommend arriving at the parking lot around an hour before your breakfast reservation.  The lot should open around that time in order to accommodate Disney Resorts Collection Hotel Guests arriving for early theme park entry

    Arriving an hour before your dining reservation will give you time to park your car and catch the monorail or ferryboat that will take you from parking at the Transportation and Ticket Center over to the Magic Kingdom Park gates.  Once you arrive at the park entrance, simply ask a Cast Member where Guests with early dining reservations should enter.  They'll point you in the right direction to get you to your breakfast on time.

    Registering for Disability Access Service (DAS) is a quick and easy process that can be done at Guest Relations.  You might arrive at the park early enough to take care of this on your way to breakfast.  However, if you're running short on time, simply stop by Guest Relations after you finish your meal at The Crystal Palace.  After that, you'll be ready to start experiencing all the Disney thrills!

    If you have any additional questions, please feel free to stop by planDisney again.  See ya real soon!

    Samantha
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