• On Apr 6, 2017
    Danielle from OH 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 a character meal reserved for 9:15am at the Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom. What is the earliest we can get into the park to allow enough time to make it? Just afraid that 15 minutes won't be enough! Thanks!

    Hello Danielle!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Breakfast with Friends from the Hundred-Acre Wood at The Crystal Palace is a wonderful way to start your endlessly magical day at Magic Kingdom.

    Fortunately, access to Main Street, U.S.A, all the way to The Crystal Palace should be available well in advance of your 9:15 am Advanced Dining Reservation.

    With the new Let the Magic Begin Welcome Show at Magic Kingdom, Guests are granted access to Main Street, U.S.A. roughly 25-35 minutes before the show officially opens the Magic Kingdom around 8:55 am.  If you arrive early, you may browse through some of the stores, walk down to The Crystal Palace to check in early or even find the perfect location in front of Cinderella Castle to watch Mickey and the gang start another magical day in the kingdom.  in addition, the Main Street Bakery opens early for anyone who needs an early pick-me-up before your sit down buffet at The Crystal Palace. 

    If you plan to arrive at Magic Kingdom shortly after 8 am, you should have ample time to go through security clearance, take transportation to the Main Ticket Gates and be strolling down main Street, U.S.A at a comfortable pace before checking in at The Crystal Palace.

    Please note that attractions and entertainment are not available to Guests before the Let the Magic Begin Welcome Show except for Guests staying at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels during days slated for Morning Extra Magic Hours.

    Have a Great Morning!

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Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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