• On Mar 22, 2021
    Lindsay from KY 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! We are coming to Magic Kingdom on March 31st. The hours are listed as 8 am-9 pm. What time does the monorail and rides open? What is the earliest we can get into the parking lot?

    You’re as welcome as can be at planDisney, Lindsay! 

    Thanks for stopping by with your question for us. 

    YAY! Your magical vacation begins so very soon! I can’t wait for you to walk down Main Street, U.S.A., and take in all the magic! From the colorful, bright balloons bobbing the sky to Cinderella Castle gleaming, you’re going to love it all! I also love the fact that you’d like to get there as early as possible, because that’s always my plan of action when I go to the Theme Parks, as well. It’s a great way to beat the heat as the weather is cooler and the crowds are lower. My family likes to joke that I like to rope drop the parking lot and Disney Monorail! 

    Lindsay, parking at the Transportation and Ticket Center generally opens about an hour before park opening. The same goes for transportation such as the Disney Monorail and ferry boats, from the parking area to the entrance of the park. During this time, you are free to walk around Main Street, U.S.A., grab some magic in a cup from Main Street Bakery, take some pictures at Cinderella Castle, but let’s get down to business: get towards the entry of your desired location. As for the rides, they generally open when the Park opens, but Cast Members allow you to wait towards the entry area of the particular land you’d like to enjoy. Sometimes, they’re given the OK to allow Guests to enter a little bit earlier, but sometimes not. My family and I like to start with Seven Dwarfs Mine Train because it gets the busiest towards later in the day. Once we’re through with that, we tackle the rest of the popular attractions in Fantasyland or head to Space Mountain in Tomorrowland. Either way, you’ll be among the first Guests to accomplish experiencing the most popular attractions! 

    I hope you have an enchanting time, Lindsay! 

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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