• On Jul 12, 2017
    Abigail from MA 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.

    Hi... I have an 8am Crystal Palace reservation early September staying at the Yacht Club. I wish to arrive early at Magic Kingdom and I am wondering when do the buses begin? Thank you. Abigail

    Hi Abigail,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am thrilled to learn that you have an early morning breakfast reservation at The Crystal Palace with Winnie the Pooh and friends!

    If you have not done so already, be sure to download the My Disney Experience Mobile App. The app has a "Get Directions" feature that will give you directions and estimated transit times between locations. To use it, just enter the name of one location in the search bar, then, once you pull up that location, click on "Get Directions." 

    The Walt Disney World Bus Service starts operating approximately 45 minutes prior to park opening. Be sure to check the park hours for the date of your reservation.  Check to see if there are early morning extra magic hours on the date of your reservation. All guests can enter Magic Kingdom one hour prior to park opening to enjoy the shops on Main Street, U.S.A. before the Let the Magic Begin show. If park opening is at 9:00 a.m., that means everyone could enter at 8:00 a.m. With your 8:00 a.m. reservation, however, you could enter earlier. Happy dance! Just ask a cast member to direct you to the line for guests with pre-park opening dining reservations and be sure to take some magical photos on your way to the restaurant while the park is nearly empty.

    Abigail, my family loves The Crystal Palace. We have been pleased with the food selections at breakfast (the omelets are yummy) and our girls love getting in the party line to dance around the restaurant!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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