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  • On Nov 3, 2012
    Misty from LA 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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    8 days till our Vacation! We have 8:00 ADR at CP in MK and the park opens at 8:00. Will they let us in a little earlier than 8? And if so how much earlier? Also- how early should we arrive prior to all our ADRs (15 min prior to set time?) Thanks!

    Hi Misty,

    You're going to love dining at the Crystal Palace at the beginning of your day in the Magic Kingdom.  Because you have an advance dining reservation, you will be permitted to enter the park before rope drop.  In fact, I suggest you arrive 20-30 minutes prior to your reservation time.  Just let the Cast Members at the turnstile know that you have a reservation and they will permit you early entry.  Then, on your way to the Crystal Palace, be sure to take the time to snap a photo or two of Cinderella Castle from Main Street U.S.A. while the park is still empty.  These early morning photo ops make for some fabulous pictures!

    In general, I would recommend that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your stated dining reservations.  That's a good rule of thumb.

    Wishing you an amazing vacation in only eight days!  Lucky you!

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Meet the Panelist: Jill, New Jersey

Lesson plans, college plans, vacation a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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