Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Mar 17, 2024
    Pamela from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, our ‘Bridal Squad’ of 4 will be celebrating on 4/1 at Magic Kingdom what is the earliest we can enter that day to get some pictures with minimal crowds B4 heading to breakfast at Cinderella’s RT?

    Hey there Pamela, and wishing you a warm pre-wedding welcome to planDisney!

    Congratulations on the upcoming wedding; as a Disney Groom myself who tied the knot here at The Most Magical Place on Earth, I know how fun it is to get the party started with your nearest and dearest at Walt Disney World! There's really nothing like those early-morning shots in Magic Kingdom Park just as it opens without the throngs of fellow guests gathered in front of Cinderella Castle, and timing it just right with one of the first breakfast reservations at Cinderella's Royal Table is definitely one of the best ways to make it happen. I recently woke up bright and early to try this out last month, and here are a few Princely pointers that I can offer you and your squad:

    • Even though it'll be April Fool's Day, don't be fooled by the posted opening times on the Hours & Events Calendar; if you're all staying at a Disney Resort Hotel you'll definitely want to take advantage of the Early Theme Park Entry benefit which is currently listed as 7:30 A.M. and I highly recommend already being ready at the entrance and past security well ahead of this time with your ticket admission media (such as MagicBands) ready to go for the most efficient entry possible.
    • Though Park Hours for all day guests are officially listed at 8:00 A.M., in my experience they sometimes surprise and delight the early birds and allow guests into Main Street U.S.A. towards areas leading to the various lands where they may be held until the official opening time.
    • You'll want to use this window of time as soon as guests are allowed to enter a bit earlier effectively to take photos before your breakfast reservation; luckily most will be dashing off in the direction of rides to "rope drop" so you might be able to get some great angles with fewer folks or families in the way. (Opening policies and procedures are subject to change without prior notice based on operations that morning, but being early is always your best bet!)
    Something we did during our wedding week was a Magic Kingdom Park Capture Your Moment Session where we mostly requested shots in and around Fantasyland, which will allow the entire Bridal Squad to be able to pose together since they can accommodate up to 8 party members! As far as your morning meal at Cinderella's Royal Table, there's currently an offering on the menu called The Royal Breakfast Flight that includes a mimosa, sangria and a peach bellini cocktail which can be a great way to celebrate with three cheers for the future Disney couple (as long as you're all ok with kicking things off a little early in the day)!

    I hope that this helps, Pamela; come back to planDisney any time to ask me directly for anything about Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons, as well as fellow Panelist and DisBride Kay

    Here's to all of the Happily Ever Afters!
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