Girl at Disneyworld
  • On Jul 5, 2024
    Laura from Scotland 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 have early entry as staying at a disneu hotel so know we can get on rides at 8.30am. Does main street USA open before this?

    Hello there, Laura!

    Welcome to planDisney and thanks for stopping by with a swell Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning question. Oh boy! Soon, you'll be walking right down the middle of Main Street, U.S.A. on your way to a thrilling Disney day. I bet you're counting down the minutes! I'm here to help you prepare for a memorable morning at Magic Kingdom Park.

    Laura, there's nothing like the quiet hustle and bustle of a Walt Disney World Resort theme park, first thing in the morning. (It's my favorite part of every Disney day!) It's great to know that you'll be staying at a Disney Resort hotel and are planning to take advantage of early theme park entry. This special benefit is only one of the excellent reasons my family chooses to stay on property during every Walt Disney World Resort vacation. While Guests are usually permitted into some sections of Magic Kingdom Park at the time early theme park entry begins, Cast Members usually begin allowing Guests onto Main Street, U.S.A. ahead of this window. In my experience, I've observed that Guests can usually start entering Main Street, U.S.A. about 30 minutes before early entry begins to browse in the shops and collect their coffees at the Main Street Bakery! (I took note of this during a recent trip when my son and I had breakfast reservations at The Crystal Palace before the early entry period began.)

    Depending on which fabulous Disney Resort hotel you'll be checking into, you'll have different options for complimentary transportation to Magic Kingdom Park, Laura. Bus service usually starts operating around 45 minutes before the early entry period begins, whereas the Walt Disney World Monorail services begin operation approximately 30 minutes prior to this window. Watercraft transportation is subject to weather conditions and other factors, so be sure to check in with a friendly Cast Member at the Front Desk of your Resort hotel for operational hours if you'll be relying on ferryboats for early morning Magic Kingdom Park access.

    Laura, I hope you've found this information useful as you prepare for a wonder-filled holiday at The Most Magical Place on Earth! If you have any additional questions throughout your stay, you're always welcome to stop back by planDisney again anytime. We're all ears!

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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