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  • On Mar 12, 2012
    Windy from NC 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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    How early should we arrive to each park prior to opening? I will be using resort transportation. Also, heard MK has an early show before rope drop. What time? How much time should I expect to get to each park from Port Orleans?

    Hi Windy,


    If you want to be at each park at opening, I would arrive about 30 minutes before the park opens.  Usually the buses will start an hour before the park opens.  Make sure you are taking in account Extra Magic Hours as the parks will open then around 8 am.  The show at Magic Kingdom before the rope drop is around 10-15 minutes before park open.  At Epcot, you will see a red bus with characters in it to help open the park.  I am not sure if you are staying at Port Orleans Riverside or French Quarter.  Depending on how the buses are running it will take you around 15 minutes to get to Epcot, 15-20 minutes to get to Magic Kingdom, 20 minutes for Hollywood Studios, and 25 minutes for Animal Kingdom.  I would make sure to be on the first bus available (8 am or 7 am) to make sure you are there in plenty of time.  I know you will have a magical vacation and enjoy Port Orleans, Windy.
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