• On Dec 26, 2018
    Camie from FL 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.

    How early does the parking lot open at Magic Kingdom? We will be checking out of our Disney hotel the day we visit and wanted to take advantage of the extra magic hour but wasn't sure if we could park before 8.

    Hi Camie,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! You have stumbled across a difficult question to answer. I spoke to a couple of different Cast Members in search of an answer to your question and received vastly different answers. An official opening time for the parking lot at Magic Kingdom Park is not released because it can vary from day-to-day. However, I do have good news for you, each Cast Member said the parking lot would be open at least an hour before the park opens for Extra Magic Hours

    The opening times I found ranged from an hour and a half to two and a half hours before park opening times. I made sure they meant for Extra Magic Hours as well and it was confirmed they did. I think it's a great plan to enjoy a little bit more park time during Extra Magic Hours before you have to leave for home. I hope it's the perfect farewell for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    Camie, thank you for visiting us with your question. I hope you'll let us know if we can help you with any other planning questions. 
    Wishing you a magical vacation from beginning to end,
    Amy H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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