AA Couple on Hub Grass in Magic Kingdom during the day
  • On Feb 15, 2023
    Caroline from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We're doing an 8am Keys to the Kingdom tour when Magic Kingdom opens at 9am. We have to check in at 7:45. Will Magic Kingdom parking be open for us, as we plan to arrive around 7-7:15? If not, where do we park? We are locals driving in from home.

    Hey there, Caroline! Welcome back to planDisney! I'm so glad you've stopped by with such a great question.

    Before you know it, you'll be arriving at Magic Kingdom Park, ready to begin your magical adventure at The Most Magical Place on Earth. How exciting! Some of my planDisney pals and I enjoyed Disney's Keys to the Kingdom Tour a few months ago, and it is now my absolute favorite Disney experience to date. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and wonderful, and we learned so much about our happy place while having the best time. I'm so excited for you to experience this tour oh-so-soon, so let's tie up your loose planning ends so you can sit back, relax and start your pixie-dusted countdown!

    I spoke with a helpful Cast Member to make sure that I could give you the most helpful answer, and she assured me that the Magic Kingdom parking lot will open early enough to accommodate Guests taking tours and Early Entry Guests. She suggested that you arrive at the parking turnstiles no later than 7:00 a.m. so that you will be among the first Guests to park as soon as the lot opens. That way, you should have enough time to get to the park and receive your keys to the Kingdom.

    If you arrive a few minutes early, be sure to snap some selfies and photos on Main Street, U.S.A. before the tour begins! We were not allowed to take any photos or videos throughout the tour, so take some beforehand to commemorate this unforgettable experience. When the tour is complete, don't forget to grab a photo with your oh-so-magical tour guide before you part ways!

    I hope this was helpful, Caroline, and I hope you have the BEST. DAY. EVER! Please stop by any time with any questions you may have. You've got a friend in me!

    See ya real soon,


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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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