• On Nov 5, 2018
    Marie from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are coming to Disney World in January, staying off-site. We want to be at Magic Kingdom for rope drop on marathon Sunday. How much time should we budget to get to the park? Google maps says 15 minutes to TTC from our hotel on a "normal" day.

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Marie! 

    Rule of thumb when navigating the resort is to allow at least 90-minutes of travel time between destinations. It sounds like you will be driving yourself, so that might be generous. But keep in mind that Magic Kingdom parking, or the Ticket and Transportation Center, is the first stop before you actually arrive at the most magical place on earth. Definitely allow additional time for the tram from the parking to the TTC, the monorail or ferry ride you can choose to whisk you to the park, and security checks prior to entering. 

    Ideally, you’ll want to be at the park entrance at least 15-minutes before the park is scheduled to open since they sometimes allow guests to enter a few minutes early and you don’t want to miss experiencing Magic Kingdom, Main Street U.S.A., and Cinderella Castle at opening. It’s a stunning sight!

    I hope this helps answer your question. For any additional planning tips or advice, please do come back and see us again. It’s our pleasure to assist you as you dream up and plan a magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. 

    See ya real soon! 

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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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